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The Problem With Micromanaging

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Have you ever heard the term microleading? I doubt it but if you have you should recognize it as an oxymoron. Like ?I worked all-day one night.?

Micromanaging is exactly what it says it is, microMANAGING. It’s when someone in a leadership position not only tries to manage a person but they manage even the smallest details of that person?s job.

But micromanaging isn’t really the problem, it’s merely a symptom of a much bigger issue. The bigger issue is that there is someone in a leadership position trying to manage another human being.

You see, managing is about stuff. You can manage budgets, you can manage inventory, you can manage buildings and plans but you cannot manage people. Basic human instinct drives us to resist being managed and and also makes us virtually crave being led.

Leadership is about people, people and only people.

If you’ve found your way…

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