Reflections on Leadership

Steve Morrison of SH Gillamor Stephens reviews what are the key leadership traits of some of the Technology sector’s most successful CEOs.


Over recent years, it has been my pleasure to edit the Insight magazine, in which my colleagues and I interview Chief Executives and Non-Executives from across the technology sector. These are wide ranging interviews on companies, markets and technology, but a subject that is regularly discussed is, what does it take to be a successful leader of a technology business? While clearly there are many characteristics and traits that define a great leader, I thought it would be interesting to review some of the previous interviews to determine if there are recurrent themes that were important to our interviewees when they articulated their views on leadership.

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SH Gillamor Stephens is the Technology Sector Practice of Sheffield Haworth, a global talent consulting firm advising customers on people and transformational change. Our aim is to help individuals and organisations realise their potential. SH Gillamor Stephens’ services include Executive Search, Board Assessment, Leadership Development and Coaching plus interim consulting. We have proven track record and particular expertise in working with mid-market and “scale-up” UK and European headquartered companies in the following areas:
  • Enterprise Software/SaaS – vertical market applications, AI, data analytics, cyber.
  • Cloud Services /Digital Transformation Services – hosting, infrastructure services, digital consulting, managed services.
  • Deep Technology – space technology, battery technology, AI chip sets, IoT.
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