Chapter 17: “Slacker” Detractors

Dave has a great résumé with the right education and expertise from brand-name schools and employers. When he accepted your job offer, you felt like you made one of the best hires of your career.

Since Dave got the job, however, his talents haven’t translated into the results you expected. The expertise you sensed in his interview is indeed present; he’s a smart guy with great communications skills—at least his verbal communication skills. He’s outspoken in team meetings and has many ideas, most of which seem to have potential. Interestingly enough, however, those ideas relate to other peoples’ responsibilities. Dave’s willingness to comment on how others are doing or not doing their jobs is drawing complaints ...

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