Tag: micromanagement

How to Be an Effective Marketing Leader (Without Micromanaging)
Monday, 5 June, 2017
Leadership

How to Be an Effective Marketing Leader (Without Micromanaging)

When it comes to leading your marketing team, you want to remain somewhat visible and involved. You don’t want to be that faceless person who doles out instructions and then forces your team members to fend for themselves. You’d like to be viewed as an active resource and a trusted advisor. But at the same time, you’re worried about swinging too far in the other direction—being so heavily involved that you cross over into that dreaded micromanagement territory. You know that if yo...
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Can't We All Just Get Along? How to Collaborate with Relatives on Thanksgiving
Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
Collaboration

Can't We All Just Get Along? How to Collaborate with Relatives on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is that time when families come together to give thanks for all the good things that happened throughout the year. There's turkey, conversations, overflowing food, and, boy, can there be drama. For many of us, it seems like the minute you need to collaborate with your relatives on a project as major as Thanksgiving dinner, friction appears. So how do you deal with this? How do we all just GET ALONG?     We previously posted about how to project manage Thanksgiving dinner, so...
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Take This Quiz: Are You A Micromanager? (Infographic)
Monday, 22 September, 2014
Leadership

Take This Quiz: Are You A Micromanager? (Infographic)

You read all the literature on micromanagement. You avoid forcing your ideas on your colleagues and friends whenever possible. But you still worry about whether or not you are coming across in a helpful, positive light. ...Or maybe this quiz suddenly appeared in your inbox from an anonymous sender? According to a survey from the book My Way or the Highway, 71% of non-managers said micromanagement has interfered with their job performance. Whether you came to this quiz on your own or receiv...
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5 Most Common Mistakes in Managing Multiple Projects: Micromanagement & Leadership (Part 1)
Monday, 22 March, 2010
Project Management

5 Most Common Mistakes in Managing Multiple Projects: Micromanagement & Leadership (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered why some managers seem to be natural born multitaskers and run 10+ projects smoothly, when others seem to have a hard time running multiple projects? Leading a company that offers one of the most popular project management software products on the market, I hear many project management war stories, and I spend a lot of time analyzing the bottlenecks in project management and ways to overcome them. During my analysis, I thought it would be a good idea to share those w...
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