9Becoming a Micromanagement Buster Neutralizing Your Own Micromanagement Behaviors

Throughout chapters 9 and 10, we will be discussing realities and strategies for micromanagers: those who want to reduce their own micromanagement behaviors. They will be referred to as “ERs.”

Chapters 1 through 7 offered various assessments to determine whether you have a tendency for micromanaging and which of the micromanagement behaviors you may be demonstrating. In this chapter, we will begin to look at correcting those behaviors.


To reduce, neutralize, or eliminate micromanagement behaviors, there are three realities in your area of responsibility: awareness, willingness/commitment, and ability. Without them, no correction is possible.

Awareness ...

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