The role of a CTO or Chief Technology Officer is native to big companies. The textbook CTO is predominantly a managerial role that is several strata removed from hands-on programming.
The concept of bringing your whole self to work was popularized by Mike Robbins through his book “Bring Your Whole Self to Work,” as well as his work as a consultant.
Before the coronavirus, working from home was limited to industries like IT and mindsets like introverted people choosing to work from home, because they care little about office snacks and social life. The current pandemic has changed that.
Radical Candor is a book, a framework, and a consultancy by Kim Scott, an ex-Google and ex-Apple employee. The experiences she had while working at Silicon Valley inspired Scott to explore the management aspect of the software engineering industry.
The world would be a better place if everyone were doing what they’re predisposed to do. If you are a programmer and are having doubts about becoming a manager, this post may help you decide if you’re cut out for the role and what to expect from it.