Resisting Micromanagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Ask any group about the skills of the best managers and leaders, and they will never include micromanagement on the list. And yet, everyone knows what micromanagement is and has experienced it and its negative consequences. The post Resisting Micromanagement appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. I know, because I’ve asked hundreds of people that question.

Monitoring Success Without Micromanaging

Kevin Eikenberry

, Micromanaging. Micromanaging is like a bad flu – no one wants it, no one tries to spread it, but we have all been infected with it. Unlike most flu viruses, micromanagement can last a […]. The post Monitoring Success Without Micromanaging appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Micromanagement micromanager micromanaging moitoring success vs. micromanaging monitoring success

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How to Avoid Micromanaging Remote Employees

Let's Grow Leaders

In this episode, get the tools you need to ensure your teams achieve the results you need to keep the business moving forward while creating space for the realities of working remotely – and all without micromanaging your remote employees.

Micromanagement: 7 Signs You’re a Micromanager and What to Do About It

RapidStart Leadership

Could you be guilty of micromanagement? The micromanager has been called the bully of the business world, and micromanagement is responsible for killing motivation, eroding trust, and leading to waste and inefficiency. Yet the last person to recognize that they are a micromanager is the micromanager themselves. The post Micromanagement: 7 Signs You’re a Micromanager and What to Do About It appeared first on.

The Insiders Guide to Micromanagement

Let's Grow Leaders

I’ve yet to meet a manager who admits to being a micromanager, but according to micromanagement expert Harry Chambers and other corroborating research , the majority of workers indicate that micromanagement has interfered with job performance. Micromanaging is a dysfunctional behavior that most leaders fall into from time to time. Symptoms of a Micromanager. Why Do Managers Micromanage? What’s the Best Way to Kick the Micromanaging Habit?

The Insiders Guide to Micromanagement

Lead Change Blog

Are you a micromanager? Did you know that being a micromanager has more of a negative impact than a positive influence? It’s often easy to spot when we have been micromanaged, but it’s time to look in the mirror and see if we have become that which we know interferes with performance. Change Management Workplace Issues micromanagement people management Self Development

How to Get Your Micromanager Boss to Back Off

Next Level Blog

If dealing with a micromanager for a boss isn’t the number one complaint I hear from high potential leaders, then it’s certainly in the top three. Pretty much every leader I’ve ever coached or spoken to has worked for a micromanager at least once in their career. The question that everyone always asks is a version of, “How do I get my micromanager boss to back off?”. If your boss doesn’t trust you to do the job well, you’re going to get micromanaged.

You know You're a Micromanager When.

Great Leadership By Dan

No manager likes to think of themselves as a "micromanager". yet, working for a micromanager boss is one of the most frequently reported reasons employees hate their jobs or hate their bosses. Take my 20 questions quiz over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out if you''re a micromanager! delegation micromanage micromanagement micromanager

Why You Might Be a Micromanager and It’s Not Your Fault

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The problem was that her boss, the regional manager, was a micromanager. The post Why You Might Be a Micromanager and It’s Not Your Fault appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Culture and Workplace Environment Leadership Leading Change delegate Delegating micromanage Micromanager micromanaging unbunch the ladder unbunching the ladderMarissa was frustrated.

How to Stop Micromanaging

Kevin Eikenberry

When I ask people to list the qualities or characteristics of great leaders, I never hear “they are a micromanager.” No one wants to be micromanaged, and yet we all know what it is, which means that someone is doing a lot of it. The post How to Stop Micromanaging appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Shocking, isn’t it? And it could be you. While you may […].

10 Phrases That Will Help You Handle a Micromanaging Boss 

Lead from Within

If your boss is a micromanager—the kind who wants to maintain as much control over you as they can—you know how frustrating and irritating it is. Use them to start an effective dialogue that can result in more autonomy and less micromanagement: I’m going to do everything in my power to make you look good. Accustomed to resistance, most micromanagers will be glad to hear something positive. Feed the ego of your micromanager and let them know their success matters to you.

Challenging Conversations—Dealing with a Micromanaging Boss

Management Excellence

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How to Survive a Micromanaging Leader

Lead from Within

To work under a leader who is a micromanager can be very difficult. I have found that the only way to survive a micromanaging leader is to understand why they do what they do. Here are some of the most common reasons leaders resort to micromanaging—and what you can do to alleviate the pressure: Power. Unfortunately, this is probably the most common reason for micromanagement. Fear comes in all shapes and sizes, and fearful leaders can be the worst micromanagers.

17 Signs You’re Actually a Micromanager

Lead from Within

If you’ve ever worked for a micromanager, you know how awful and how it can be. Micromanagers have a hard time trusting others to make decisions and rarely allow others to act independently, while true leaders are all about trust and autonomy. Nobody likes to think of themselves as a micromanager, but if you have any question, ask yourself these questions: 1. Micromanagers don’t want anything going in or out without their approval.

How to Avoid Being a Horrible Boss: The Micromanager Edition

Survive Your Promotion

Bad news… you might be a micromanager. In this video, learn how to get back in balance, and avoid being a micromanager. Transition to Management Communication effectiveness Get Started horrible boss leadership management Management Tip micromanager New Manager Self Evaluation TeamDo you have to know what everyone is doing, every minute of the day? Do you worry that people are slacking off when you’re not watching them? Do you demand updates daily or even hourly?

The Messages Micromanagement Sends

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Micromanaging is not just another "leadership style." When leaders micromanage, they send many negative messages to employees. Take a look at this list of more than 20 negative unspoken messages micromanagement sends to employees. It harms people. Can you afford to let it happen in your organization? .

Goodbye, Micromanagement! Hello ‘Ownership Culture!’

HR Digest

One common explanation is the prevalence of micromanagement. Abound in today’s organizations, micromanagement – when pushed in aggressively - can be quite counterproductive. It may be tempting to deny but the cost of micromanagement is rarely noticed by micromanagers. Above all else, the negative effects of micromanagement do not only diminish productivity on a short-term; the effect can be sadly prolonged when employees lose faith in the company.

Don’t be a micromanager!

Bernd Geropp

Many micromanagers don’t think of themselves as micromanagers. If you answer “yes” to one of the following questions, you may act as a micromanager: Do you tell your employees exactly what to do, how to do it and when to do it? What exactly is micromanagement? A micromanager provides more direction, control and instruction than needed! Micromanagement is a time killer. Don’t be a micromanager, but strive to be a true leader !

Challenging Conversations—Dealing with a Micromanaging Boss

Art Petty

Not all micromanagers are created equal. Here are some ideas to help you finesse a difficult situation: The post Challenging Conversations—Dealing with a Micromanaging Boss appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty. Art of Managing Career Challenging Conversations coping strategies Finesse Over Force micromanager micromanaging bossSome are a lot more vexing than others.

Why Micromanagement Is Really a Trust Issue (and What to Do About It)

Next Level Blog

How do you break this cycle of micromanagement? Start by recognizing that micromanagement is really a trust issue. If you did, you wouldn’t be micromanaging them. If you want to stop the micromanagement, you have to identify which of the three factors needs to be validated and take active measures to do so. If you show sincere concern for other people and their needs, they’re more likely to trust you and less likely to micromanage you.

The Tyranny of the Micromanager

First Friday Book Synopsis

Illustration credit: Alex Nabaum * * * As anyone who has had the misfortune to work for a micromanager knows, success only makes […]. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Amanda Foreman for the Wall Street Journal. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here.

Manage Without Micromanaging

First Friday Book Synopsis

Both new and experienced managers can struggle with how be involved in their employees’ work without micromanaging. Bob's blog entries "How to Get Involved Without Micromanaging People" Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters Kent Lineback Linda Hill Manage Without Micromanaging Management Tip of the DayHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

To Avoid Micromanagement, Minimize Unnecessary Rules and Excessive Controls

Michael Lee Stallard

A leader who micromanages his people will not engage or energize them. Micromanaged employees are more likely to feel disconnected because it is a universal human need to have a reasonable degree of autonomy or freedom to do our work. Example of a Micromanager in Action. Napoleon was known for micromanaging. The French did not want to be micromanaged. How Micromanagement Derailed a Company.

Micromanagers and the e-mail-trap

Bernd Geropp

Leadership @en self-management business culture email @en leadership micromanagerToo much e-mails Photo: limited/ resource: www.bigstock.com. Are you a business leader and process more than 100 e-mails on daily basis? Then you are making a mistake ! Your e-mail habits reveal whether you are truly a leader or simply an overburdened micro manager. It is under your direct control. To lead is to determine the direction, to maintain control and to inspire employees.

Micromanagers and the e-mail-trap

Bernd Geropp

Leadership @en self-management business culture email @en leadership micromanagerTweet. Tweet Too much e-mails Photo: limited/ resource: www.bigstock.com. Are you a business leader and process more than 100 e-mails on daily basis? Then you are making a mistake ! Your e-mail habits reveal whether you are truly a leader or simply an overburdened micro manager. It is under your direct control. To lead is to determine the direction, to maintain control and to inspire employees.

5 Areas I Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

One of the things I learned is there are some things I had to micromanage – some things of which I needed to retain control. In church revitalization, I micromanaged a few things a bit closer than I normally would – especially in the first couple of years. Therefore, I micromanaged some things. Here are 5 things I micromanaged in church revitalization: Who we added to our team. Praise God, He greatly blessed the micromanagement!

Don't Micromanage

Eric Jacobson

You've surely heard it before, but whatever you do in your manager and leader role, don't micromanage. You are likely micromanaging if you answer "Yes" to the following four questions: Do you fear having your employee's mistakes attributed to you? And remember, Don't be a bottleneck Focus on outcomes, not minutiae You can learn more about how not to micromanage in the booklet Best Life: Tips for 2009.

Darren Dahl on “10 Things You Should Never Micromanage”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries 4 Walls Atlanta California CEO of OCZ Technology in San Jose Contractorselling.com Creative Ventures Dallas (Texas) Darren Dahl on “10 Things You Should Never Micromanage” Empower Me! Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darren Dahl and featured by Inc. magazine. To read the ompkete article, check out oghers, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Hey, go-getter.

Set and Forget Leadership: How to Delegate So You Won’t Get Burned

RapidStart Leadership

Delegating Leadership Skills RapidStart Leadership Blog after action review delegation micromanagement Ron Popiel set and forget leadership"Set and forget leadership" is all too common, and it can get us into trouble when it comes to delegating work; here's how to delegate without getting burned. The post Set and Forget Leadership: How to Delegate So You Won’t Get Burned appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

5 Situations You May Need to Micromanage

Ron Edmondson

Here are 5 times to consider some micromanagement: When a team member is new to the organization. The post 5 Situations You May Need to Micromanage appeared first on Ron Edmondson. The People on Your Team I prefer to be a macro-manager. I like to lead leaders. This means I try to cast the vision for a team and get out of the way, releasing each team member to do his or her work in their own individual way.

5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage

Ron Edmondson

Most of the time micromanaging is not a positive characteristic of leadership. I have written previously about times I do micromanage , but these are rare. As I work in the ministry world, however, it seems very common for micromanagement to be present. And, by observation, I’ve learned there are common excuses for micromanagement. Here are some reasons leaders resort to micromanaging: Fear. Leaders, are you guilty of micromanaging?

Micromanagement and Curing The Curse of the V-Bobs

Next Level Blog

One of the things I enjoy the most in my work as a coach is helping my clients come up with regular practices that will make them better leaders. One of my guiding principles as a coach is the line. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Random observations Teambuilding

5 Areas I Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

One of the things I’ve learned is there are some things I have to micromanage – some things of which I need to retain control. In church revitalization, I micromanaged a few things a bit closer than I normally would – especially in the first couple of years. Therefore, I micromanaged some things. Here are 5 things I micromanaged in church revitalization: Who we add to our team. So far, God has blessed the micromanagement!

5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of December 11, 2017

Let's Grow Leaders

Top Leadership Articles channel challengers communication confidence how to interview humility leadership management micromanage micromanagersEach week I read leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five leadership articles readers found most valuable last week. Click on the title of the article to read the full text. I have […].

Favor Guidelines Over Rules and Controls

Michael Lee Stallard

Ways to Connect 100 Ways to Connect Business Business Guidelines connection Connection Culture Leadership Leadership Advice Management Advice michael lee stallard Micromanage Micromanaging#82 Favor Guidelines Over Rules and Controls. Minimize excessive rules and controls. Being controlled feels disrespectful and impedes our ability to grow. Establish guidelines instead and make people know that you are available if they have questions or would like you to be a sounding board.

Starting Thought: Move Over, Micromanager Boss, And Make Way For A Master

leaderCommunicator

He moved from a micromanager to one who trusts his people to do their jobs well. I wonder whether his former boss, Mister Micromanager, knew the impact he had on my nephew and his peers? I caught up with my nephew recently who was sharing with me how he changed jobs (and bosses) within his company. What an unbelievable difference,” he said, as his tone changed. He described his new un-helicoptering boss with great delight, and alluded to working even harder for this boss.

Aim Higher: Servant Leaders Put Others First

Skip Prichard

The opposite of empowerment is micromanagement.” And it’s important if you want to create a culture of empowerment, rather than an environment of micromanagement. Leadership Podcast aim higher aim higher podcast Culture empower others empowerment leader listen Manage Micromanager micromanagement Micromanagment others first put others first self-care servant leader servant leadership servanthood servanthood leadershipPut Others First.

5 Areas I Have Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

One of the things I’ve learned is that there are some things I have to micromanage. In church revitalization I’ve micromanaged a few things a bit closer than I normally would. Therefore, I have micromanaged some things. Here are 5 things I’ve micromanaged in church revitalization: Who we add to our team. The post 5 Areas I Have Micromanaged in Church Revitalization appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

Why Is Micromanagement So Infectious?

Harvard Business

Part of the draw of self-managing organizations, like those we explore in our recent HBR article , is their promise to free us from the disease of micromanagement. Before we get to what works, let’s consider what micromanaging really is and what puts you at risk of doing it. But if they dictate the tasks to be done or direct how to do the work, they cease to be a sponsor and become a micromanager. How do you avoid falling into micromanagement?

Authentic Leadership: Ornamental Hermits and Why We Should Avoid Them

RapidStart Leadership

Leadership Concepts authentic leadership micromanaging ornamental hermit visionIn the middle of the 18th century in Europe, it was fashionable to have your own personal hermit. Sounds crazy, I know, but there it is. How did this come about, and more importantly, what can it tell us about authentic leadership? I was hoping you’d ask… Love My … Authentic Leadership: Ornamental Hermits and Why We Should Avoid Them Read More ».

5 Times You May Need to Micromanage Your Team

Ron Edmondson

Here are 5 times to consider some micromanagement: When a team member is new to the organization. Are there other times you revert to micromanagement? 5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage. I prefer to be a macro-manager. I like to lead leaders. That means I try to cast the vision for a team and get out of the way, releasing each team member to do his or her work in their own individual way.

How to Work for a Macromanager

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was recently published on SmartBlog on Leadership No one wants to work for a micromanager. Micromanagers are control freaks, always breathing down their employee’s, telling them how to do everything and inspecting every move they make. Working for a micromanaging boss is one of the most frequently reported reasons employees hate their jobs or hate their bosses. Employees that work for micromanagers probably wish their bosses would just disappear.

3 Ways to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit for Good

Harvard Business

You may not even realize you’re doing it. Leading teams Managing yourself Digital Article