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Tech Lead Journal

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Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building… read more

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#54 - Jumping Into Tech Leadership Roles - Alvaro Moya

“Going from development to management is not a promotion. It’s an entirely new career. And there is normally a lack of proper guidance for that."

Alvaro Moya is the founder of Lidr, a community that prepares and transforms the tech leaders and CTOs of tomorrow through immersive, experiential, and community-driven programs. In this episode, Alvaro shared the story of Lidr and why he started it, learning from his own journey working in multiple startups and scaleups. Alvaro then shared his view on technical leadership, the challenges surrounding it, and why it is important for companies to prioritize on improving leadership. Alvaro also touched on how tech leaders can create and nurture high-performing teams, with an emphasis on cultivating ownership, as well as giving some advice on how we should plan and choose our career track and progression, including tips and practices on how we can become better tech leaders through practising leadership informally.

Listen out for:

  • Career Journey - [00:05:29]
  • Lidr.co - [00:10:21]
  • Technical Leadership Challenges - [00:12:22]
  • Upskilling Leadership - [00:15:23]
  • Prioritizing Improving Leadership - [00:18:56]
  • Career Progression Guide - [00:24:31]
  • Nurturing High-Performance Team - [00:27:17]
  • Cultivating Ownership - [00:31:36]
  • Becoming a Better Tech Leader - [00:36:21]
  • Advise for Choosing Career Track - [00:41:56]
  • 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:45:04]

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Alvaro Moya’s Bio
Alvaro Moya is the founder of Lidr, a community that prepares and transforms the tech leaders and CTOs of tomorrow through immersive, experiential, and community-driven programs. He is an experienced CTO and tech consultant, passionate about tech startups, a serial founder, investor & advisor.

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