With so many organisations recognising that their staff are the lifeblood of their business it must therefore correlate that a happy and motivated workforce will be a more productive.
Identifying the people that can create such an environment can be particularly challenging, especially as some technologists find advancement into a leadership position an unnatural transition.
For more than 20 years we have been privileged to follow and develop the careers of some of the best technologists in the finance technology industry. Some have successfully transitioned into leadership positions whereas others have chosen to develop and broaden their technical expertise.
Today there remains a dearth of effective leaders, particularly within the client-facing production space, and people with a proven ability to bring out the best in their teams, divisions or companies are a rare breed. Every organisation has its own unique personality, and finding leaders who can modify their management style to address organisational as well as individual staffing challenges is a highly sought-after skill set. Motivating teams (often located in off-shore or near-shore locations), deriving value from outsourced agreements and knowing when to engage with consulting resources, whilst remaining ahead of the technology curve are all attributes of the modern technology leader.
We have been fortunate enough to have worked with a great many exceptional leaders, and this experience gives us the ability to identify the leadership qualities that our clients need. If you have been faced with similar challenges in your search for the next generation of leader or you are considering your own career options, please get in touch.