The Unexpected Route to Tech Leadership

Peter McIvor

On this episode of Code Bytes, Stephen is joined by Peter McIvor, Senior Software Engineering Manager at Workgrid. 

In this episode, Peter shares his unexpected journey from an aspiring teacher to becoming a Senior Software Engineering Manager at Workgrid, detailing his pivotal moments and the influence of mentorship throughout his career. 

The pair explore Peter's initial reluctance towards leadership roles and how guidance from pivotal figures shaped his path. He delves into the essence of Workgrid, emphasising its innovative approach to improving the employee experience through a digital assistant and AI technologies. 

Peter highlights the significance of attitude over skills in talent acquisition, the role of empathy in leadership, and the importance of mentorship for professional growth, encapsulating the transformative power of adaptability and mentorship in the tech industry.


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