Lessons learned from burnout
Jesse White
Chief Technical Officer
The OpenNMS Group
Jesse White grew with the company over at OpenNMS, from developer through to hands on CTO. He started with a team of just five, but as the company and the team grew, he founds himself working longer and longer hours until he finally burned out. After taking time to get back in balance, he returned to continue running the org. In this interview, we discuss the journey and the lessons learned.
Interested in Managing?
Visit our Managing community!
Managing Engineers and Technical professionals is not an easy task however as a community of highly motivated and experienced managers we want to find the best approaches and solutions to manage our teams in the best possible way. Currently our discussion topics are: managing stakeholder expectations, direct management, leadership and org management, creating and maintaining your culture, remote-first, hybrid teams.
VIDEOS RELATED TO MANAGING
Raffi Krikorian , CTO at Emerson Collective
Ron Lichty, Interim VP Eng at Ron Lichty Consulting
Maher Saba, VP of Remote Presence / Head of Eng at Meta
Steven Gaffney, President and CEO at Steven Gaffney Company
Vidal Graupera, Engineering Manager — Productivity Tools UI/UX at LinkedIn
Mark Porter, CTO at MongoDB
Mindaugas Mozūras, VP of Engineering at Vinted
Juan pablo Buritica, SVP Engineering at Ritchie Bros.
On Freund, Cofounder and CEO at Wilco
Joris Dries, CTO at Resonate Solutions
James Kenigsberg, CTO at 2U

Copyright © 2022 CTO Connection, All Rights Reserved