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Is this a good leadership strategy?

When thinking about how your leaders, X and Y, work and how they affect your team, it's important to see how each style helps the team do better and helps you grow in your job. Here’s a simple look at ...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure assets get returned?

I'm not sure what country you're in, but if you're in the US here's what you could do: First and foremost, avoid more phone calls. Communicate by email and establish a paper trail. Make sure you get ...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure assets get returned?

The person in charge of this task should have made clear what the end of the day tasks would be. They needed a plan for gathering equipment, and supplies. They needed to make sure that everybody knew ...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure assets get returned?

At this point you just switch to "formal" communication. Write an email to whoever needs to be involved and make sure that your manager and the staffing agency are copied. State that You ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

It's somewhat less common in professions perceived as more technical but everybody always has an opinion on design and many feel the urge to request changes no matter what. If I am reading your ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

You need to turn down the conversation about technical this-and-that, and turn up the conversation about how your proposed approaches increase: Reliability Scalability Maintainability Ability to ...
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Thanking admin/HR for deadline exceptions

People like statements of appreciation, so that won't be a nuisance. Send the email thanking them and highlighting the time they took at a busy period. However, all that said, I recommend sending a ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

You haven't specifically mentioned it in your question, but I'm assuming that your product has competitors, since nearly all products do. One reliable way to motivate an executive is to point out ...
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How common is voluntary (unauthorised) overtime during public holidays in the IT sector of Germany?

I have a friend that also earns quite little compared to his skill and experience and he still works a lot of overtime (most of it probably unpaid). BUT he loves what he does, his company has an open ...
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How common is voluntary (unauthorised) overtime during public holidays in the IT sector of Germany?

How common is it... well, it depends. If you are self-employed (or owner of a company) you can pretty much do whatever you want and many who are directly invested in the success of a company go to ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

After working with a bunch of CEOs and higher ups, I can tell you that creating more business and expanding revenue is one of their top goal. Your current boss probably sees this as not so viable ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

When working on a project keep track of who the stakeholders are and what their individual goals are, as well as how much influence they have on the project. In this case, I'm going to assume that the ...
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How do you best deal with the boss that has no design experience?

What is the priority of the design changes vs. other work that needs to be done? Elegance is a fine thing, but may not be the most important thing, and any change risks new bugs;you need to justify ...
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When applying for a job, should I mention that I previously declined a job offer from a sister company?

Should I mention during the recruitment process at Company "B" that I previously got a job offer from Company "A"? Would it benefit me in any way? Or is it better not to mention it ...
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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

Maybe they're right, and nothing is wrong at work; they're just hitting life complications. Try to let style stuff go by and focus on content. Look for alternative ways to keep each other informed, ...
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How common is voluntary (unauthorised) overtime during public holidays in the IT sector of Germany?

Take a person working 40 hours a week and a person working 60 hours a week. It has been demonstrated by studies that for about six weeks, both have the same productivity. Unfortunately not the same ...
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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

Bring it up to your supervisor? Sure. But do this first: Document a few specific instances where communication from your coworker was inappropriate, rude, insufficiently clear, etc. Document dates, ...
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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

You asked for personal experiences. TL;DR - Head on with nuance I have a small business with about 25 employees, most remote. We do work for much larger companies. Our team members are a mix of people ...
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When applying for a job, should I mention that I previously declined a job offer from a sister company?

There's no need to tell them yourself, telling them can limit your chances. However, if they do bring it up, have some sort of explanation prepared for it.
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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

You have two choices, although it appears you have 4: you can discuss each incident as it occurs, with your coworker you can discuss each incident as it occurs, an authority such as your boss you can ...
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Dismissive and uncommunicative coworker when there are clear signs of tension

To paraphrase: You have noticed some issues with a coworker You have done the right thing and attempted to resolve these issues between the two of you in an informal manner That hasn't worked At ...
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Is it wrong to keep looking?

Until all the i's are crossed and all the t's are dotted, all the conditional items completed, and you have signed a final offer with a firm start date you don't have a new job yet. Until that ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

This feels like a communication flop on the part of leadership, which should have anticipated the tension and been more upfront about these changes. So your concern has merit. What to do and what not ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

Saying that you are worried about getting fired paints a bulls eye right on your back, so don’t tell anyone. If you are worried then look for jobs elsewhere. But if the manager decided to fire someone ...
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How do I order signatures on a letter from my organization and 6 others?

Ask? Good morning, I've finished the draft; please review and provide feedback. In particular, does your organisation have any preference in the ordering of cosponsors? The current listing is based ...
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How do I order signatures on a letter from my organization and 6 others?

I don't think anyone is going to get upset over their place in the order that you list their names on this letter. The easiest system to make it incredibly obvious however would be to just go ...
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How do I order signatures on a letter from my organization and 6 others?

Is there an accepted standard for listing co-signatures/co-sponsors (format, order, etc.)? No. I know that's a very brief answer, so to expand a bit: it's a mistake to think there is a global "...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

I think it's perfectly reasonable being concerned when you see people leaving a company not of their own choosing. It's also reasonable to make sure your own performance review is as useful and ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

The whole point of a performance review is to review your performance. If your manager tells you that your performance is good or great, you can relax a little about the chances of being fired. This ...
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Should I bring up my fear of being fired during my performance review with my manager?

There are ways to express your concern without explicitly stating that you have fear of being let go. For example, you can ask, "What things would you suggest that would make my efforts more ...
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Is it ok to interview with other companies after accepting a signed offer with little acceptance time

You have correctly identified your 3 options Accept A and decline B ("sorry, I accepted a different offer") Decline A and put all your effort into B (and maybe C, D, E as well). If things ...
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Is it ok to interview with other companies after accepting a signed offer with little acceptance time

Another option is to just do the interview whether you accepted the offer or not. There's no need to tell anyone anything. Even if you have a contract you'll be in a probation period usually.
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Am I required to go into an employer to manage banking for pay they owe me after I no longer work for them?

If you have someone higher in the hierarchy you were on good terms with, ask for their help. Be polite, be understanding, and just ask for help. You previous boss would be an obvious pick; you should ...
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