This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In the interview, Barnaby shared his early fascination with technology, the challenges of leading a distributed and remote team, and what he has learned by leading across cultures and geographies. We also talk about the importance of quarterly planning, agile, and his plans to travel as he enjoys his sabbatical with his family.

You can find Barnaby at the below links

In the interview, Barnaby shares

  • How his father’s filmmaking helped him in early adoption of technology which led him to writing codes as a kid. 
  • That the role of a CTO, is really about working with people and helping them in innovation and development.
  • Great leaders are able to really observe and have empathy and understand what other people are going through, what motivates people to do and achieve things. 
  • That helping people with curiosity and also helping them get past their fears and all the reasons why you can’t. 
  • How it is important to connect with people as people so that you are able to communicate you goals to them.
  • It is important that you have structure, humans are creatures of habit and if you don’t create structure, people will create their own structure and those structures won’t be aligned. 
  • I left my last role and just decided that it was time for something new and take some time off.