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As a team lead, how to deal with a developer not doing his tasks

TL;DR I am a team lead of a new team with new hires, and the senior developer is stuck with some tasks for a month, every day he reports no updates, or very vague progress reports. He is the only one ...
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When to tell my team I'm leaving

I work in middle management in London and handed in my notice a month ago. I have a 3 month notice period. I have been asked by our HR team not to disclose this to the wider team. I get senior ...
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My manager keeps forcing me to be a team lead when I've asked her not to [closed]

My manager continuously forces me to run shifts and leaves me alone with one other person when I specifically asked her not to because of my physical and my mental health
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Should team leader engage with team or separate themselves?

I have team of 6. As their Software development TL should I always be with team in their joy and cry or should I separate myself from them? Observed that, if I be with their team, they tends to fear ...
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How to handle team?

I have recently got position of software development team leader. This is my first time handling a team of 6 members. A few members of the team were my colleagues before becoming their team leader. I ...
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Dealing with a toxic mentor

The company I work for has a mandatory mentoring program. Every employee is mentored by his line manager. I have meetings with my mentor every two to three weeks. The idea is to talk about areas I ...
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Should I help my company in getting more business when they rejected my salary increase and promotion?

I am a very helpful person and love to help out whenever asked to. I am leading a team of half a dozen people and work for Company A through Company B, which is my real employer. Things have been ...
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Do new responsibilites mean new job title or should this be only a remark in ones CV?

current state I am a software engineer, which is also the official job title I applied for. I got some certifications which officially enables me to train apprentices. On my CV those certifications ...
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Not Feeling Confident In My New Position - Should I Return To My Old Position?

It's been about 8 weeks at the new position I've been promoted to at my office, and while I would have hoped to feel more confident in this position by now, I'm not feeling as confident as I would ...
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Is this a lost cause? [closed]

I'm a senior level developer with 10 years of experience. A year ago I started working for a major tech company at a smaller company they acquired 3-4 years ago and have been in the process of making ...
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How to deal with the new status after a promotion?

I recently was promoted to tech lead. Right now, all my SW co-workers are under my supervision and they have to follow the design and rules that I propose (obviously with some space for improvement ...
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Unskilled team leader is using bad behaviour to manifest her position

I work in a fast growing engineering company of around 100 employees in a team of now 6 people. We used to report directly to the CEO. About a year ago, the CEO decided to change the structure and ...
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How can I learn to lead at the client as a mid-level software developer in the workplace?

I was externally hired by a company to help them with software development. All people at the client are software developers too. I was asked to lead them, but I don't know how. I'm quite introverted, ...
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How to address team member who excessively defers to me and is unwilling to give clear feedback

I recently became the manager of a team of 9 in the cybersecurity division where I work. I have been with the company for close to 9 years and am well respected. A particular team member is doing good ...
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How to develop as a recently promoted team lead when your VP is always busy?

I've been a software engineer for quite a while, but recently I got promoted to a team lead which causes me a lot of STRESS. Now I'm superior to my peers which makes all of us a bit uncomfortable, but ...
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How to deal with a senior who is showing signs of lethargy?

I am working on a project with a team of three (my team lead, me and one of my peer). My team lead is very experienced in the field and vastly knowledgeable. He is very dedicated and committed to the ...
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Is it normal for startup team leads not to protect their team members?

I've recently switched jobs after 13 years from a team lead position in a corporate environment to a senior developer role in a kind of a startup, mostly due to financial reasons. I have a ticket ...
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How to "swap" team leads without upsetting the current one?

One of the teams in my department has a team lead that's not quite fit for the job - he is great on the technical and professional level but not made to lead a team. One of his guys has expressed an ...
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How to deal with a colleague who has a really bad performance

I am a team leader for a SW Team which got freshly merged with another team. One of the new team members (call him Member X) is showing really bad performance and most of his tasks only get finished ...
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How to handle management's expectations of new team members?

For context I'm a .Net Senior Software Engineer and Team lead. I recently started my current position and the majority of my team members are performing well. However, due to the general shortage of ....
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Should I talk to my manager about a snarky/rude task lead?

Currently, I am working on a new technology (for me) which my manager is aware of and thus assigned said task lead to help and guide me through what I need to do as things/issues come up. However, ...
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As a Tech Lead I feel more like a manager and I hate it

6 months ago, I became a Tech Lead, previously I was a Senior Developer. My team has around 20 members (including QA, UX and Devs). After I became a Tech Lead my work has become more like managing ...
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How to deal with low performer team leader from a direct report perspective?

Context The development team is basically made up of three devs and the team leader. This setup is in place for about six months. We are working using the SCRUM methodology. The main issue is that the ...
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How to react to team members feedback on task assignment?

I work in the cybersecurity division of my company in United States as a team lead / technical lead, managing a team of 9 security analysts. I worked at my current company for close to 9 years and am ...
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How can I accommodate all team members during time limited office hours slot?

I have been working in cybersecurity division at my employer for about 8 years and I'm the technical lead / team lead. I have 5 direct reports, with my manager having 9, including me. Our team is a ...
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How to prepare for Technical Lead Engineer position?

The parameters of the role: I know this will be a team of ten devs and it's an ongoing project which is partially documented and I am replacing the guy that left, tech stack is predominantly .NET ...
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Helping junior team members grasp abstract concepts in a new IT domain

I work as the team lead on the IT Security team where I work. I have close to 8 years of experience in cybersecurity. Recently a junior engineer joined my team. He changed IT domains from development ...
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How to get employees to report to me as opposed to their previous boss?

First a bit of a background: The company I work for recently transitioned to a new ERP. This took about four years to go live with and we finally did so a few months ago. During this time, it was ...
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How to convince a resistant leader of new ideas?

I'm currently working in a startup that's incubated inside a much bigger company. We are a team of 4 people, including the leader (aka product owner). Our leader is a long time developer who has 15+ ...
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How can I convince my manager that I am overloaded?

I'm in my first year as a team lead, and the team I'm managing is mostly new employees who have all been hired in the past 6 months so they haven't gotten to a stage where they're comfortable with all ...
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Letting team present Strategy to CEO [closed]

Is it a wise decision as head of adepartment to let your direct reports present their strategy to the CEO, or would that hurt how you are seen as a leader?
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How to diplomatically decline a new tech lead role in a messy outsourced project to go back to a regular programmer role?

TL; DR; How to diplomatically decline a new role of tech lead given to me, because the project related to that role is a total mess? I'd like to go back to a regular programmer role. About me and ...
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Job searching. How to contact company to ask more information about the job description?

I found this company that advertises a team lead position in a software development team. It says they are looking for a person "to lead a team of developers in developing products for their ...
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What is the most effective way to deal with insolent team member?

I am the leader of a tech team. One of my colleagues, who was only one grade lower than me, not only satirized and antagonized me in public but also questioned or satirized me in the work chat group ...
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How to prepare for a first time meeting in a new role

I'm starting a new role as a development team lead in a large American corporate software development firm. Over the course of my first week, I'll be introducing myself to various stakeholders. During ...
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How to save my boss' face when his evidence to motivate us is wrong?

One day my boss sent in our team chat group a screenshot of his conversations with one of his former subordinates who is now working in a giant. In a conversation my former colleague(the mentioned guy)...
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Supporting colleague presented with racially discriminatory remark

I work as the team lead / technical lead where I work in a team of 8. I have been with my current company for just short of 7 years and am well respected by both colleagues within and outside the team....
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How to deal with a Team lead who expects me to deliver ad-hoc tasks and asks me to deliver it by EOD? [closed]

I have recently joined a new company, where my lead expects me to finish a task in a few hours, As I am new to this project, I am taking some time to figure out everything out. There are no ...
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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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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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