A Leadership FAQ on Micro-Managing Bosses

A Leadership FAQ from Lee’s book, Engage with Honor

Question: “My boss has his own, negative micro-managing version of accountability. How can I change it to a positive one?”

Lee’s Answer: “Recognize that this style is likely anchored in fear or old habits based on what he learned from his boss in his formative years. As in the previous question, the best way to help your manager is through your relationship capital and your professional performance. Skeptical leaders are logical, and with a proven track record, you can build trust and increase your leverage. Ask him to take a risk on you by giving you some latitude to operate more freely. Then execute and exceed his expectation. Through solid performance and good communications, it’s likely that you can build a trusted relationship that will result in more empowerment, though you may have to ask for it.”

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