Comms Lab: Micro-Management
Comms Lab: Episode 44
How to Manage A Micro-Manager (Part B)
In this video I dive into the academic literature on how to manage a micro-manager. I also draw on my own experience and the experience of others to provide a some suggestions for an approach that is both evidence-based and workable in the real world.
This video follows Part A and is the second in a two-part series Micro-Management
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0:40 – Step 1: Get into the Right Headspace
7:04 – Step 2: SHOW them you’ve got things under control
9:29 – Step 3: Ask for their input.
10:34 – Step 4: Make a specific request
11:37 – Step 5: Make time for a dedicated conversation.
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- Willink J. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual. 2020
- J-F Manzoni, J-L Barsoux. The Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome: How Good Managers Cause Great People to Fail. 2002
- Gallo A. Stop Being Micro-Managed. Harvard Business Review, Sept 22, 2011
- Ashkenas R. Why People Micro-Manage. Harvard Business Review, Nov 15, 2011
- Richards H. De-escalating Challenging Emotions in Others – A Battle-Tested Approach. 2022
- Richards H. 5 Skills for Validating Other’s Emotion to Access Their Best Self. 2022
- Richards H. The Commonest Mistake in Responding to Emotion. 2022
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