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.

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 […].

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. Unfortunately, this is probably the most common reason for micromanagement.

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.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Herbalife is a 38-year-old company that has suffered from silos, micromanagement, excessive processes, and bureaucracy for quite some. 11 Proven Ways to. Turn Your Culture Into.

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.

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. Accustomed to resistance, most micromanagers will be glad to hear something positive.

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 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.

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

Challenging Conversations—Dealing with a Micromanaging Boss

Management Excellence

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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.

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

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. Do 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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 !

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aim Higher: Why Servant Leaders Create a Culture of Trust

Skip Prichard

Those people could be put on a list and micromanaged, reprimanded or even fired. Increasing micromanagement does not produce results. Servant Leadership is Based on Trust. All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ? Barrie, author of Peter Pan.

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

Let's Grow Leaders

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Favor Guidelines Over Rules and Controls

Michael Lee Stallard

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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.

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?

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 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.

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. Put Others First. Influence through service is more powerful than influence through position.” Skip Prichard.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Your Way The Only Way?

Lead Change Blog

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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.