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

I do not disagree with the other answers, normally, you should take on more of a leader role and make sure they do their job. However, maybe you don't want to be confrontational or won't get backing ...
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Company reluctant to use good development practices; rejecting all my proposals. How can I handle this?

From your question, it seems that you are talking the talk without showing that you can walk the walk. I've already made some presentations showing changes that need to be made. [...] Presenting very ...
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Company reluctant to use good development practices; rejecting all my proposals. How can I handle this?

Not to be rude, but there are plenty of developers who think they know better than everyone else how things should be done. It's very easy to come into a workplace with a legacy system and identify ...
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Company reluctant to use good development practices; rejecting all my proposals. How can I handle this?

Remember that best practice is not the only valid practice, and that changing existing practice has costs that the company may not want to invest in at this time. Unless you can demonstrate that ...
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As a team lead, how to deal with a developer not doing his tasks

Leaders have to lead. You are the leader. This really comes down to two main things: 1.) Project Management 2.) People Managment Part of leading is setting the milestones and deadlines. As the team ...
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As a team lead, how to deal with a developer not doing his tasks

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 with some experience with the tech, and he was the one who ...
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Is having 0 motivation and 10% work performance and not resigning OK?

This is a tricky one to answer - I suspect all the close votes are because the answers will be opinion based. Here is my 2c. There have been periods at various jobs where I felt my motivation waning. ...
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Company reluctant to use good development practices; rejecting all my proposals. How can I handle this?

Unless you are in a leadership role (manager, team lead, architecture, or otherwise) that empowers you to make decisions on such matters, the feedback you've received indicates that you need to take a ...
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As a team lead, how to deal with a developer not doing his tasks

Not very complicated. That is always the crucial question. Are there, or could there be, real complications? Is this a task you actually know how to do? Certainly, it doesn't seem reasonable for it ...
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Is having 0 motivation and 10% work performance and not resigning OK?

That is what work is. It can not always be entertaining. There often is a lot of mundane work that needs to be done. But there can be periods of enjoyable, brain tasking activity too. You can stay ...
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What are the best answers to the interview question "why are you choosing to return to this role/work?" when re-entering after taking a break?

I hope you find something good soon! The words you are using: intimidating, demotivated, drained easily... suggest some personal tendencies which are less common and so perhaps not understood by ...
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Company reluctant to use good development practices; rejecting all my proposals. How can I handle this?

Frankly, if you're facing something you didn't make and can't work with, it's easier to simply plot an exit. Software suffers deep problems in that companies often commission work in a very cavalier ...
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