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> For me personally, helping an unhappy or under-performing developer get out of their slump is a really rewarding experience.

This is a pretty nice approach. Congrats.

Often people are chosen in senior positions because the sell themselves. They are articulate and have "executive presence" and they seem to know what to do, but often they don't. I wish more of them were chosen because they listen, and they knowledgable and thoughtful.

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