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Leading Questions Podcast

We are Dawn Kuczwara and Jer Lance; technologists, leaders, and (most importantly) opinionated people who want to draw from our wealth of experience in becoming leaders and leading teams to help answer your questions. If you'd like yours answered, email us and we'd be happy to "help!"
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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 27, 2018

This episode's question is:

I have been mulling around my impending severance from the company I work for, and I can't help perseverating over one detail. The two week notice. What really is the point? To give some context, three fourths of our team has either been let go or quit in the past year. Every time someone puts in their two week notice, they are let go on the spot. We really don't have any sensitive materials at our disposal or security concerns, so one assumes it is out of spite. Knowing this, when my day comes, why shouldn't I quit without notice and deny them the satisfaction?

Nov 13, 2018

This episode's question is:

I have an employee who is unhappy with changes that are being made in the company, and has been very vocal about it. About 2 months ago he informed me in a one-on-one that he was actively looking for a new job. Since then I've had incidents where I've had to speak to him about bad mouthing the company and its direction while he's still here. Also, whenever something happens that he doesn't like he says "Well, I guess it's time for me to really start looking!" I know he's been interviewing and he's been passed over for at least one job. How do I handle this situation? He's got a lot of knowledge and is doing his job (now), but he's still not providing a lot of value. Complicating things is we're having a hard time finding and hiring new software engineers, so we really do need all hands on deck right now and I'm not getting a lot of help or direction from HR on this.

 

 

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