March 17, 2017 | The “Micromanage” Edition
We have all experienced this at some point in our career, being micromanaged. In a research project of 5000 leaders about micromanagement, the main driving behaviour was fear. 48% of leaders are driven by being seen as an expert and 41% of leaders have a strong need for power.
The key to succeeding in an environment like this, is to understand what is the key driver with your manager. If it’s expertise, affirm their abilities and knowledge, if it is power, keep your manager in the loop and support their ability to lead projects well.
Forbes | The Secret Fear That Causes Bosses to Micromanage
BI | 3 Ways to Deal With a Micromanaging Boss Without Getting Fired
CJ | Why You May Not Get The Position You Deserve
TED | Dan Ariel: Are We In Control Of Our Decisions
Leading, along the road with you!
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