Today we’re talking to Paul Johnson, co-founder of Leadership.Dev. We discuss why it’s crucial for CTOs to have high levels of self-awareness; why emotional intelligence is a necessity for technology leaders; and how to dismantle the social landmine of performance feedback.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Paul Johnson:

I coach and consult with CTO’s and senior tech team leaders of growing tech companies build a team of independent, skilled and empowered managers so that their staff can thrive and they don’t need to worry about how their team will scale.

I’m passionate about setting up engineering teams for success. I combine my 20+ years of technology expertise with a management approach that combines quantitative, systematic techniques with a deep understanding of culture and the human element to achieve extraordinary outcomes. I have experience in both leading through technical challenges and navigating organizational change.


We help tech organizations develop their leadership talent.


Through a signature system that combines building skills, trust, and coaching, we train managers and leaders of leading technology organizations.

Senior leadership of mid to large-sized tech companies. CTO’s, VP’s, directors.


👍 We only work with tech companies. We understand the unique challenges.
👍 We have a proven process. We’ve used our methods ourselves.
👍 We combine team building, skill building, and coaching in a way that is time and cost-effective.


STEP 1: Go to, watch our video, and learn about our signature process
STEP 2: Book a discovery call to see if we’re a match
STEP 3: Get excited because investing in leadership will bring your team to the next level

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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