You are likely micromanaging if you answer "Yes" to the following four questions:
- Do you fear having your employee's mistakes attributed to you?
- Do you require subordinates to report on everything?
- Do you think I could do it better?
- Do you believe you are indispensable but find yourself stuck in a rut?
- 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.