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 began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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