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Micromanagement

Micro-Managers Anonymous -- Getting to Trust and Ownership

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

What does it mean to create a culture of trust and ownership? At the highest level, it means that I, as a leader, describe what needs to be done and why it matters and then trust my teams to figure out how to make that happen.

Trusting the Inmates to Run the Asylum

David Hassell | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
David Hassell

What if senior management didn't "run" the company? We usually think of it that way, the executives make the decisions and everyone else follows orders. Right? That's certainly how insane asylums are run. It's time to change that frame and start trusting employees.

Follow the Lead of Your Staff

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Leaders need to listen carefully to their staff. While staff members may have come to a different conclusion than you would have given the facts involved, their advice should be followed unless you feel strongly they are wrong.

Imagine Warren Buffett and/or Charlie Munger on Your Nonprofit Board

Eugene Fram | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Buffet and Munger, close partners for 54 years are sometimes described as 'being joined at the hip.' Two Stanford professors have developed an analysis of Munger's comments on good corporate governance.

The Road to (Leadership) Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Craig Dowden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

Taking the time to step back and assess our own behavior from the position of the people we are leading can help us to better appreciate how our management style is impacting those with whom we work.

Once Again! Should a Nonprofit CEO Be a Voting Member of the Board of Directors?

Eugene Fram | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

BoardSource, a professional governance organization, reports that this question is one of the most frequently asked. Google reports five million citat...

Helicopter Parenting Is Not Helping Your Child, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

To build resilience and frustration-tolerance, kids need to fail. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz spoke about why being a helicopter parent can actually h...

Mentoring or Meddling - When Do You Stop Parenting?

Jim Medalia | Posted 04.11.2012 | Parents
Jim Medalia

It started off as casual and friendly banter but moved quickly into an exchange of fairly different opinions and principles of parenting. The ensuing conversation revealed stark differences in how parents view their responsibilities when preparing their children for college life and beyond.

What to Do When Your Boss Is a Micromanager

Tom Fox | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

After considering the possible reasons for micromanagement, the question to ask yourself is "What can I do about the situation?"

You're Probably a Micromanager

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

While many people complain about being micromanaged, very few think of themselves as micromanagers. But if nobody is a micromanager, then who is doing all the micromanaging?

Why People Micromanage

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Over the past few decades I've worked with hundreds of managers, and many complain that they work for micromanagers. But strangely, I don't recall anyone who ever admitted to being one.