Ryan Purvis

Podcast – Episode 81:
Smooth Sailing with Efficient Leadership

Streamlined team management based in understanding and support

A fellow podcaster, Ryan Purvis, Chief Information Technology Officer at HiLo Maritime Risk Management, is one of those techies that simply had it in him to lead. In his own words, he “wasn’t the best developer skill-wise, but was a natural at breaking down complex processes and simplifying them for others to understand”, which we all know are crucial for tech leaders.

When in a leadership position, the best way to go about your business is to find that sweet spot between providing support for your teams, and not being the bottleneck.

From starting out in Johannesburg as a developer, he quickly climbed through the ranks, doing gigs in various industries, before ending up in HiLo. Here, you can hear all about his journey to becoming a tech leader, how he leads, and what it means to hold yourself responsible for your actions. 

Key Takeaways from this podcast: 

  • How to never be the bottleneck to anything you’re doing  
  • How listening and trying to understand will lead your whole team to the solution 
  • Why accountability is paramount in not just company, but also personal growth 

TLDR: Straight to the point
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