Wednesday, March 20, 2013

4 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Micromanager

Tom Searcy is a consultant who helps companies land large customers. I first heard him speak a few years ago when I was a member of Vistage. When I came across his Inc Magazine article I decided to spend a few minutes and find out what I could learn.

Like many perfectionist I struggle with delegation and with letting others do things on their own. I enjoy getting in the details and having my opinions heard. That is OK if I don't want to grow the business because a micromanager limits what a company can accomplish. S/he slows down progress by becoming a bottle neck.

Tom, in his article, has fours tips to overcome this type of management. The article lists four activities that tend to aggravate a micromanager and then offers tips to help in these situations. There are ideas to help with a lack of follow through or with lack of adoption.

If you work for a micromanagers or if you are a micromanager, this would be a worthwhile read.

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