Overcoming the Tendency to Micromanage

Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement. Most have been micromanaged, and none liked it. Few call themselves micromanagers, and even fewer want to do it; yet they often don’t realize when they are doing it. The word creates emotion in most anyone who has ever worked a day in their life.

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. Symptoms of a Micromanager.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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

When you’re under the thumb of a micromanager

Managers are Heroes

Not only does a micromanager hurt productivity, they also stifle their staffs’ development. “Welcome to micromanager hell. “We could get so much more done if he didn’t micromanage everything.”

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 !

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 !

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.

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.

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.

Micromanaging vs. Coaching: Micromanaging is a tactic, not a style

Bud to Boss

One of the greatest misunderstandings in leadership and coaching is the term “micromanaging.” Most leaders never want to be thought of as a micromanager. Leaders should strive to become coaches who—when necessary—use micromanaging activities to improve specific areas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lead By Letting Go

Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement In workshops I led yesterday, I said “no one includes micromanagement in the list of attributes of a great [.]. Achievement Developing Others Empowerment coaching letting go MicromanagementAs leaders, we must be willing to let go of lots of things. Just Monday, I wrote about this idea of surrender. Consider this a companion to that post – perhaps a more practical addendum.

4 Moves Smart Leaders Make to Get Better Team Results

Great Leadership By Dan

Stop Micromanaging your Exemplars – You know who the Exemplars on your team are. Whatever the case, smart leaders will dial back their micromanagement of their Exemplars to free up some of their own time to invest elsewhere. leadership micromanagement team development Victor Prince

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Kick Your Micromanagement Habit

Bud to Boss

No one wants to admit to micromanaging employees’ performance. Yet you may have micromanagement tendencies if you recognize any of the following behaviors: • Resisting delegation. Adapted from “Avoiding Micromanagement,” James Manktelow and Rachel Thompson, Mind Tools Newsletter, www.mindtools.com. Leadership employee performance employee retention habits micromanagement workplace behavior

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.

9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

Tanveer Naseer

Micromanagement never leads to top performance. business culture Guest Posts leadership focus goals gratitude growth micromanagement performance purpose recognition relationshipsThe following is a guest piece by Larry Sternberg.

How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener

Tanveer Naseer

Put simply, I had become the dreaded micromanager interested more in telling people what to do than in listening to what they had to say. In my work with various leaders, one of the strategies I often share is employing the art of asking questions.

4 Critical Leadership Traits That Drive Success And Growth

Tanveer Naseer

Unfortunately, her partner turned out to be a micromanager, and Malaika soon noticed how quickly the camp mentors tuned out this other co-ordinator when she started talking at team meetings.

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Harvard Business Review

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. If you’re the kind of boss who lasers in on details, prefers to be cc’ed on emails, and is rarely satisfied with your team’s work, then—there’s no kind way to say this— you’re a micromanager.

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

Why Is Micromanagement So Infectious?

Harvard Business Review

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.

The Trouble with Control

Great Leadership By Dan

Everyone I know says they hate being micromanaged, and we certainly don’t want to list “control freak” as a skill to be endorsed for on our LinkedIn profile page. It won’t be easy, but you can learn to be a recovering micromanager.

Are Your Supporting Your Organization’s New Leaders To Succeed?

Tanveer Naseer

It’s this critical pivot that – thanks to the limited support they get – new leaders often fail to make, which is why we often see new managers falling into the trap of micromanaging those they lead.

How to Manage Your Boss So Your Boss Won't Micro-Manage You

Great Leadership By Dan

managing up managing your boss micromanaging What is managing up and why is it so important? Managing up means establishing and maintaining a positive and productive relationship with you manager so that your managers needs are met and you get what you need from your manager. Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how to manage up.

Are Your Millennial Employees Turning You Into a Helicopter Manager?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership Carl Rogers Dan Schawbel Flying Without a Helicopter Helicopter boss Joanie Connell Jon Mertz Ken Blanchard Micromanager millennials Scott SavageHave you noticed that you’re supervising more closely, giving more direction, or spending more time with your millennial employees?

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Harvard Business Review

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Provide Actionable Feedback without Micromanaging – The Balance Challenge for Good Managers (Insight from Laszlo Bock’s Work Rules!)

First Friday Book Synopsis

There is a new book out about Google’s workplace culture: Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszlo Bock. Business Insider’s Richard Feloni wrote a column about one important portion of the book: Google’s HR boss says the best managers practice these 9 habits. Read his full article […]. Randy's blog entries

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Stop Micromanaging and Learn to Delegate

Harvard Business Review

You've gotten feedback from your manager as well as word of rumblings within your team: You're seen as a micromanager who tends to get into the weeds — and stay there. Managers prone to micromanagement fall prey to several misconceptions about delegating to staff. You produce great results but senior management sees you as an operational manager and questions your ability to let go and operate at a strategic level. Wait a minute, you think. Who are they trying to kid?

Micromanaging vs. Coaching: Micromanaging is a tactic, not a style

Bud to Boss

One of the greatest misunderstandings in leadership and coaching is the term “micromanaging.” Most leaders never want to be thought of as a micromanager. Leaders should strive to become coaches who—when necessary—use micromanaging activities to improve specific areas.

Stop Being Micromanaged

Harvard Business Review

Not only is this micromanaging behavior annoying, it can stunt your professional growth. By assuaging a micromanager's stress, you may be able to secure the autonomy you need to get your work done and advance your career. Micromanagers abound in today's organizations but typically, it has nothing to do with performance. Micromanagers are obsessed with control. Both experts agree that it's counterproductive to rail against micromanagement. "If

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?

Why People Micromanage

Harvard Business Review

Over the past few decades I've worked with hundreds of managers, and many complain that they work for micromanagers. None of the senior managers found this process productive, and they knew that their people complained about being "micromanaged to death." Somehow this burdensome, costly culture of micromanagement happened unintentionally. So if nobody's waking up in the morning intending to be a micromanager, then why do people still feel micromanaged?

15 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity

Leadership Freak

Courage Insecurity Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism confidants Leadership Leadership Development micromanage overcoming insecurity self reflection** Living with others in mind is healthy, noble, and useful except when insecurity drives you. Insecure leaders: Defend when they should explore. Take things personally. Blame higher ups for tough decisions. Don’t trust others because they don’t trust themselves. Can’t say no. Threaten, intimidate, and coerce.

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