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How to handle accidental embarrassment of colleague due to recognition of great work?

I am a team / technical lead in the cybersecurity team where I work. Our current company has a peer recognition system where anyone can nominate anyone else for contributions above and beyond ...
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Should I continue to try getting promoted to team lead or quit? [closed]

Here is the context: I've been working in this tech company of ~1000 people for the last 5 years. For the last 2.5 years I've a position of "senior software engineer", where I feel I worked ...
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as the tech lead how do you help the team find blindspots? [closed]

For the tech leads out there, do you have a good example that you help the software engineering team uncover the blindspots and provide value to your manager?
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Am I responsible for teaching my manager? [duplicate]

My manager is a middle-aged man who has done software development for more than ten years but his skills are kind of out of date. When I was working he asked me very basic questions now and then. For ...
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Discouraging solutioning of user stories during Agile PI planning ceremony

I work as a technical lead / team lead in the IT security team at my workplace. We currently use the SAFe Scaled Agile methodology of organizing our features and user stories. During the most recent ...
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Should I become a senior programmer before I can become a software architect/lead-tech/CTO of a tech company? [closed]

I am a graduated CS, mid-level developer with few self project experiences in Angular/Android-Java/SQlite/JavaScript Node.JS/MongoDB/C#/Python/C++ embedded-linux systems- OpenCV, etc. I have a vast ...
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How to deal with an abusive boss

Our department has a very high turnover rate from people leaving after being repeatedly yelled at and demeaned by our boss. This is causing more strain on the remaining members due to unfinished ...
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How can I get a new developer to significantly improve their code?

I'm technical lead and we have a recent hire that's very inexperienced. He's also very opinionated and proud for a newbie and his code style diverges too much from the team. But he still produces low-...
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How to react to a colleague that subtly puts you down in meeting?

A few important bits of context: I am a team leader for a team of 4 + 1 temp. We have a few projects (reports, analyses for our department) in our pipeline and our director mostly lets me prioritize ...
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Am I wrong to expect more initiative from the tech lead? [closed]

I am new to the company and I feel like the lead behaves like a normal developer. Here's how our last conversation went: Me: "Hey I'm using this feature but it doesn't work. Is there any ...
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Asked to add someone who got their last manager fired to my team, am I right to be concerned?

I am a team leader* of 3 teams in a quite big company (about 1500 employees around the world and about 300 in my office, the headquarter). Recently I was asked to add a person (call them X) to one of ...
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Dealing with a supervisor who does not have subject matter expertise

I am working with a colleague who has asked me for guidance on how they can work with a supervisor who has a low "bandwidth" in understanding technical issues that relate to their job. The point is ...
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New Team Leader, how to handle nomination criticism

I've been appointed yesterday as Team Leader; I was astonished as I am still under probation, but this means also that the company has given me an enormous trust and I've shown already plenty. There'...
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Is it okay to have employees working after hours

This is a hypothetical from a team manager perspective. Assume that I have been leading a team of 20 people in a fairly big company. The work-life balance is very much respected by everyone and ...
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How to coordinate urgent video conferencing meetings with team when working remote with less than optimal Internet connection?

I work as team lead of the IT Security team where I work. Today we had a security incident (verified via tripped canary tokens / observed IOCs) and I had to coordinate all hands on deck meeting with ...
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What's the polite and friendly way to ask your lead for a call?

I am a university student and remotely work for a community, and always communicate with my lead (who is a working lady, and usually busy with her work) on WhatsApp and messenger. Before organizing ...
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Resume - working alone

I am working alone on a software development project. I am employed for a year in an academic institution to complete this project. I am the only person working on this project. My tasks include ...
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1answer
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I am promoted but my Manager did not announce it to the team

I was recently told by my manager privately that I will lead the software team and asked me to give a software update presentation to the team. I did that and I saw some surprised faces in my team. ...
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My subordinates were dismissed two weeks after I was hired, should I resign? [closed]

TL;DR: I was hired to lead a team, but they were fired shortly. Company can't afford replacement now after 9 months. I applied for and was accepted for a lead role at an online retailer in London I ...
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How to hire great people for a new startup company? [closed]

I am a mid-level computer engineer and want to establish my own company. I found a new idea and after some researches decided to work on it. So the next step was finding and hiring new people for my ...
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Should Non-Team-Lead Be Responsible for Team’s Productivity?

I have a question. I am a senior software engineer, not a team lead. I have received feedback on two annual reviews, from two different managers at two different companies, that team productivity ...
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How can I encourage a new team member to show more initiative?

I am team lead of the Information Security Operations team where I work. Several weeks ago, a new team member joined the team. This person a very strong technical background (several years of relevant ...
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Gift from a contractor to a contractor

I am an independent software contractor for an IT company and a lead for a small team. All the team members are contractors as well and we're pretty friendly bunch. We go out sometimes for drinks or ...
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Management micromanaging sprints

I work at a smallish company as a software lead. So far I have lead one team for the full duration of the project, and have been managing my current team for about 6 months. While the previous ...
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Management is pushing 'pairing' on non-programming related tasks. Is this a correct use of pairing? [closed]

I recently became the lead on a new team. My previous team was more pure software development. We pair-programmed ~80% of the time utilizing TDD. My new team is in charge of supporting, maintaining, ...
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Problem working with project partner I picked [closed]

Soon I'm going to turn 16 and in school, I have to start work on a major project which will be very valuable for my end-year certificate. A few weeks back I engaged with a friendly student who just ...
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1answer
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As an introvert team lead, how to make team members trust me with their future career plans

About me: I am an introverted team lead. My superiors and my team members do recognize that I am an effective leader. Also, I do not really get strict or angry usually when things go wrong , instead ...
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What's the difference between a Team Lead and a Director?

As I reflect on my preparedness levels for a Team Lead role I'm interviewing for, I'm realizing I might be conflating Team Lead with Director. The Team Lead role I'm interviewing for would have a ...
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An employee has low self-confidence, and is performing poorly. How can I help?

I am looking for some leadership/management advice. My situation is quite similar to this one, but (as you'll see below) I'm already trying to do what was suggested in those answers. I manage a ...
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As a team leader is it appropriate to bring in fundraiser candy?

My kids are beginning that stage in schooling where we get fundraiser candy/candy bars to sell. I'm being asked to "take these to work" but I'm the lead of a team of six. Would it be appropriate for ...
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How to deal with my team leader who keeps calling me about project updates even though I am on leave for personal reasons?

I am working in an IT company as a software developer. I work on several projects and my TL is the one who takes the client calls and reports to the manager. The problem is this guy doesn't asks many ...
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How can I convince my boss to make me project-lead in an upcoming project?

There is a new project coming up with a new customer. It's using technologies which some of my colleagues are more experienced with. It sounds like a great project to me and it seems like a good ...
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How to organize myself in a one man team

One year ago I got a job at a non technical company. Because I was a junior I quit after 4 months and went to a web-dev company and continued to work with them part-time. Now I decided to go back to ...
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Convincing future employers on my 'ridiculous' intern experience

Background: I just finished my 8 weeks summer internship in Shenzhen within a large multinational corporate. I got this internship through a UK government scheme which sends British students to China....
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How do I explain to a team that the project they will work on for six months will certainly be cancelled?

I am a project manager at my company. I usually work on projects where the customers are government offices, public administrations and company related to them. In September we will begin a project ...
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I was removed from Project and asked to exit or change the project [closed]

I have 5.5 years of Experience in Java and 1 year in Angular. I joined a (4 year old) Startup Company on Jan 2019 with lots of hope and excitement. At the time of interview they promised that I would ...
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Deal with the thirst for power of a colleague [closed]

I am working in a company, and I am having this type of problem: whenever we start a new project a colleague of mine always wants to be the leader of the project. He is now leading a very important ...
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What is the appropiate way to deal with employees wanting to lead the development of their “ideas”? [closed]

In my mind, an employee deserves credit for their work, and if the employee doesn't get just credit for such work, they have a right to be dissatisfied. As a manager, I am well aware of this and I ...
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Should I betray my colleagues? [closed]

Disclaimer: the story described here happened few years ago and it's all over. I did take some actions back then, but I'm wondering until today if I did the right thing. Very small company, startup ...
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How to tell manager that some team members should just stick to fixing small bugs?

I work in a large team of 14 people. I am the team lead. Over the past few years, as the team has gotten larger new people have joined. My manager was mainly responsible for hiring the team. I became ...
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8answers
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How to deal with a team lead who never gives me credit? [duplicate]

I am working as a software developer in a company for about one year. I have a team lead who is always bragging about himself, never or seldom gives credit to other people or values their work or ...
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Feeling like a female version of Cassio [closed]

Kindly refer to this question for more details about me. Multiple offers with varied benefits So, I joined this wonderful company, was happy with my work and everything seemed to be fine. I was ...
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Advocating for a freer “Remote Work” policy in the office

I'm currently working in a small software firm (~15 employees) as a leader of a two-person (including myself) algorithms team. I'm a big advocate of the "Deep Work" mindset in a workplace, especially ...
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Entry Level Dev moved to Project Management

I saw this question that looks very close to mine, but not entirely. I've been a professional programmer for close to 2 years. The problem is that I'm the only IT staff in a small company and I did ...
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My team mate is talking trash about me behind my back with my manager

I am leading a team of 5 and there is 1 manager who is above/supervising us. One of my team-mates I get along well with; she behaves well and I discuss personal stuff and share jokes with her. ...
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My boss is referring the team as employees, is it a good practice? [closed]

When ever my boss talks to my team or introduce my team to a third, he refer us as "employees", But I feel it irritating when called as "employee" instead of "team". I feel like he is treating us in a ...
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How to work around the Manager's favorites?

How to work around a Manager's favoured team member? I was moved from TeamA to TeamB as a new project was about to begin; So I came under this TeamB Lead. TeamB has a member (call him Dave) whom the ...
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How to ask co-worker to let me work?

As most people, I am not productive 100% of the time I spend at the office, but I try to keep my procrastination time to the minimum (preparing tea, going to the bathroom, answering my messages) and ...
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Intellectual Property from old job [closed]

I am a team leader at a tech company. Our team are currently building up a certain area of expertise. A colleague has joined us recently and has shared with me the Intellectual Property of the same ...
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Organization and efficiency of team meetings and 1-to-1

We are a small (5 people) team of geographically dispersed employees in a big international corporation. Up until now, our manager decided not to have 1-to-1 meetings with any of us, but a single ...