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CTO Checklist - High Level Responsibilities of an Engineering Leader

Being an engineering leader comes in all shapes and sizes, and the responsibilities of a CTO can vary depending on the team and organization. The author provides a jumping off point for aspiring engineering leaders, listing the high level responsibilities of a CTO. These include developing leaders, staying in touch with the whole organization, investing in relationships with key execs, delegating responsibilities, fostering a culture of psychological safety and innovation, networking with other CTOs, and establishing effective hiring processes. This checklist is a useful guide for anyone taking on a new Head Of role in the field of engineering or technology.