The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

Tips for Dealing with a Micromanager & How Not to Be One

June 07, 2022 John Neral Season 2 Episode 102
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
Tips for Dealing with a Micromanager & How Not to Be One
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You’ve heard the expression, “People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses.” When your boss is a micromanager, it’s understandable why you may leave. 

 

In this episode, I’ll help you unpack what micromanaging is and why some people do it. (They are not all bad reasons.) I’ll share a few strategies to help you have a better conversation with a micromanager that may move the relationship in a more positive direction. Plus, I’ll share a valuable tip to help you never become one in your leadership role. 

  

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Introduction (0:05)

·      Webinar - How Do You Stand Out in an Interview? (1:30)

·      Defining Micromanagement & Why People Do It (3:55)

·      Dealing with This Relationship (13:22)

·      Have an Intentional Conversation (13:47)

·      Set Ground Rules (17:55)

·      Anticipate Next Moves (21:05)

·      One Tip to Help You NOT Become a Micromanager (22:43)

 

List of Resources:

·      Register for the “How Do You Stand Out in an Interview?” Webinar.

·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral

·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral

·      Indeed.com – What is a Micromanager? Definition and Signs

·      Indeed.com – Why Do People Micromanage? (Plus How to Respond to a Micromanager)

 

Calls to Action: 

·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources that include a job search tracker and reflection questions at https://johnneral.com

·      Join the “Your Mid-Career GPS Private Facebook Group” here and be part of a fantastic group of like-minded professionals navigating their career paths just like you. 

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Introduction
Webinar - How Do You Stand Out in an Interview?
Defining Micromanagement & Why People Do It
Dealing with This Relationship
Have an Intentional Conversation
Set Ground Rules
Anticipate Next Moves
One Tip to Help You NOT Become a Micromanager