Ten Signs of Micromanagement

Ten Signs of Micromanagement (downloadable pdf) by Martin Webster, from Leadership Thoughts: Includes strategies for dealing with micromanagers.


Micro-managers lack personal leadership and tend to:

  1. Resist delegating work
  2. Immerse themselves in the work assigned to others
  3. Look at the detail instead of the big picture
  4. Discourage others from making decisions
  5. Get involved in the work of others without consulting them
  6. Monitor what’s least important and expectregularreports on miscellany
  7. Push aside the experience and knowledge of colleagues
  8. Loose loyalty and commitment
  9. Focus on the wrong priorities
  10. Have a de-motivated team

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