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Effective Technical Leadership


Some notes from the Effective Technical Leadership talk given by David Byttow. Attributes of an effective technical lead. Knowledge: “A strong tech lead’s knowledge is broad and deep…A tech lead should be a master of several technologies.” ” Activities.

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Article: Transitioning into the Staff+ Engineer Role - from Player to Coach

InfoQ Culture Methods

This article describes how staff+ engineers transition to supporters, enablers and force multipliers of others and what technical leadership looks like away from the management track. It explains the benefits for organisations to have leadership roles that are focussed on technical enablement and support.


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Article: How Tech Leaders Can Leverage Their Mentoring and Teaching with Coaching

InfoQ Culture Methods

It also shows how coaching can be incorporated into management and technical leadership roles as examples. Do you need to have “coach” as part of your job description in order to use coaching skills? This article defines coaching and shows how anybody can use it in their role. By Damon Poole.

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Announcing the Refreshed Cloud Native Security Whitepaper

The CNCF Security Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has just released a refreshed Cloud Native Security Whitepaper v2 to help educate the community about best practices for securing cloud native deployments. The post Announcing the Refreshed Cloud Native Security Whitepaper appeared first on

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Top 15 Tech Leadership Books

Dzone - DevOps

The transition to tech leadership is a huge challenge. Technical leadership is different. Leading a technical team demands more than just management skills, but also technical prowess, and the ability to navigate the tech world.

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Choosing the right technology stack for your startup


Looking for a more exhaustive set of factors to consider for your tech stack Download my latest ebook, Choosing a Tech Stack You Won’t regret: Secrets of focused technical leadership for fast-growing startups. Looking to gain more insight on how to approach your technology stack (and my 14 rules of technical leadership)?

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Technical Review: A Trusted Look Under the Hood

TechEmpower CTO

While this can be a challenging conversation, it’s not as hard to get technical leaders on-board as you might think. Let’s assume that you’ve already expressed your frustrations with technical leadership. In our experience, the tech teams generally welcome the review.