Thursday, May 20, 2010

Are you an effective leader?

Does being a control freak make you an effective leader? Micromanagers take perfectly positive attributes - an attention to detail and a hands-on attribute to the extreme. Either because they are control-obsessed or because they feel driven to push everyone around them to success, micromanagers risk disempowering their teams. They ruin their teams' confidence, hurt their performance and frustrate them to a point where they quit.

Here are some traits...

  • Resist delegating

  • Immerse yourself in overseeing the projects of others

  • Start by correcting tiny details instead of looking at the big picture

  • Take back delegated work before it is finished if they find a mistake in it and

  • Discourage others from making decisions without consulting them

Start by asking yourself, what is wrong with that. The diagram above attempts to explain how to create an environment of energy and innovation for successful outcomes.

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