How to speak to a low-performing engineer

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Having to deal with a low performer who is not responding to positive reinforcement can bring out some of the worst instincts in a manager. Managers of a certain personality type will take the confrontational route: strong verbal feedback ranging from expressing disappointment to shaming the employee or even threatening them with benefit cuts, changes to responsibilities or even termination. Managers of a certain…




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