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Micro-Managers Anonymous

“Please micromanage me,” said no employee, ever. I’ve been following a variety of job- and career-related surveys over the past several years, and something big comes to mind from the data. People don’t leave their jobs, they leave their managers.

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Go to the profile of Gary Hassenstab
Gary Hassenstab 13 days ago

Good article, and on a problem that I seeing spreading based on generational differences. IMO, there are just enough nuances that the bigger the gap between manager and team member, that uncertainty grows.   And, then lack of trust results.  Not mistrust, but lack of trust.  I think a "cure" is the recognition, and then the discipline of the manager to be uncomfortable at times, and create a truly effective management/leadership habit to recognize and then step away from the micro-management approach.  

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Dave Robinson 11 days ago

Great piece.  People are often very blind to the fact that they are mirco-managers.  If anyone has a good story or suggestions on how to help these people become more effective leaders, I know the Pack would love to hear form you.  Please share your story!