Level Up

By Patrick Kua

Level Up - Issue #94



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Level Up

May 30 · Issue #94 · View online

Level Up delivers a curated newsletter for leaders in tech. A project by https://patkua.com. Ideal for busy people such as Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, CTOs and more.

Announcing the self-paced course, “Communicate Like a CTO”
Software engineers are notoriously stereotyped for poor communication skills. You probably know someone infamous for using complex technical terms (i.e. jargon), for short patience for those who don’t appear to understand a technical concept and who often interact with people as if they were computers. Many technical leaders are promoted into leadership roles for their technical experience and expertise and not by how well they communicate. Note: Although it also doesn’t make sense to promote a good communicator who doesn’t know what they are talking about.
Every technical leadership job description lists strong communication skills as one trait. There’s one thing about knowing you need strong communication skills. Another is knowing how to improve them. I’ve worked with countless technical folk, helping them improve their ability to communicate, and I’m excited to share the latest course on the Tech Lead Academy to show you how to “Communicate Like a CTO.”
CTO & CPO of mobile.de GmbH, David Gebhardt, who had an early preview of the course says, “From my point of view communication is probably one of the most important soft skills in modern work environments. Being able to transport the message you want to send to an audience can make or break an idea, an initiative, a career or a company. This course synthesizes the essence of communication for technical leaders and translates that into tangible takeaways.
Use this course to level up your communication skills regardless of what role you currently play. Leaders require excellent communication skills. If you’re an individual contributor, you will increase your impact and influence by investing in your communication skills. This course shows you how.
As a thank you to Level Up subscribers, you are entitled to a limited time 25% discount for course launch using this link or using the code “CLAC-LEVELUP” (valid until Jun 30, 2021) 🎉🎉🎉

Limited time 25% discount for June using the code CLAC-LEVELUP
Limited time 25% discount for June using the code CLAC-LEVELUP
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Thanks for making it this far! 🤗
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Want to level up your technical leadership skills? Watch out for future dates for the Shortcut to Tech Leadership online workshop, or check out self-paced courses at the Tech Lead Academy.
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