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Leader Lessons

Remember your best boss? What about your worst boss? What did you learn? Think back to the time that your highest emotions engaged.

I remember when my boss micromanaged my every move. He said that he trusted me, yet, managed my relationships with my peers, my direct reports and C-suite management. He was afraid about his position and perhaps intimidated by my strength and ability to get things done. He controlled me.

Give • Forgive • Live Lesson™: As a leader, trust and verify until you feel comfortable with the work and always over communicate so your reports know why you are doing this. Micromanagement erodes trust and efficiency - don't do it. As a direct report, respectfully ask questions and communicate what you see and the impact it makes on the business (steer away from feelings as the workplace can't handle the emotional truth). State alternate ways to get the same impact.


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