Don't Micromanage

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:
  1. Do you fear having your employee's mistakes attributed to you?
  2. Do you require subordinates to report on everything?
  3. Do you think I could do it better?
  4. Do you believe you are indispensable but find yourself stuck in a rut?

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.


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