Technical Leadership

Pat Kua
Tech Leader. Author. Keynote speaker. Former CTO/Chief Scientist @N26, @ThoughtWorks alum. Curator of http://levelup.patkua.com and creator of http://techlead.academy He/him

Take a deep dive into Technical Leadership with this hand-curated series of 10 time-tested articles and videos from around the web. We’ll guide you through, one link per day, in the app or in your inbox.

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Transitioning into a technical leadership position is not so obvious. What you might think as a promotion or a step up is actually a step into an entirely new role. This Deep Dive will support you on your transition and make you a much more effective technical leader.


Patrick Kua is an experienced software engineer with 20 years building mission critical software and building the organisations behind them as a former CTO/Chief Scientist. He is now focused on accelerating the journey of other technical leaders, having trained and coached more than a thousand so far.


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  • The Engineer/Manager Pendulum and 9 other articles
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  • Topics covered: management, productivity, time management, farnam street
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Glad to see you made it all the way through this Deep Dive. We hope you found it useful and can put some of the insights to good use in your own daily life.

How does it work?

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Deep Dives are carefully hand-curated series of time-tested articles and videos from around the web.

We’ll guide you through, one link per day, in the app or in your inbox.

Deep Dives come in bites that are short enough to fit in your day...

...but add up to a satisfying learning experience.

A great visual of where to focus as a technical leader.

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A mindmap of focus areas for a technical leader.

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How successful senior engineers can lead.

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3 focus areas to lead without authority.

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It's okay if someone's career moves between the Individual Contributor (IC) and Management tracks.

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Learn to identify what mode you're working.

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The mindset shift necessary to step into a leadership role.

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Google's research on the characteristics of great managers.

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14 areas to focus on improving to be a great technical leader.

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Congratulations on completing this Deep Dive! You’re on your way to being a great technical leader. A successful transition from Maker to Multiplier is not something you are ever done with — there are always new skills to discover and existing skills to continue to refine.


To further develop your technical leadership skills consider reading «The Manager’s Path» to find out different roles and what each role is responsible for, or «An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management » by Will Larson to expand your understanding of engineering management at different levels.


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