Why Engineering Leadership is Less About Complex Technical Challenges and More About Soft Skills


Engineering leaders can organize their teams to solve the world’s most complex technological challenges. Throw a set of talented engineers at the problem and chances are they’ll solve it.

From: Wednesday, 5 May 2021
To: Wednesday, 5 May 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific Time

The trickier aspect of engineering leadership is understanding and harnessing team members’ soft skills, things like self-awareness, communication and emotional intelligence. In this Live Q&A hosted by Plato, Shane O’Flynn, Head of Engineering at TradeIX will explore why soft skills should be a top focus of engineering leaders.


Shane O’Flynn is Head of Engineering at TradeIX. An inspirational software engineering leader who relishes driving innovation and spearheading organizational change, Shane is passionate about motivating and empowering individuals and teams to achieve their best. 

Shane has extensive product and program management experience that allows him to thrive in both multinational and high-growth start-up environments.

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This online event is hosted by Plato, the world’s largest mentorship program for engineering and product managers. Plato manages a community of 800+ senior engineering leaders.

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