Skill Level Intermediate
- I was so excited about my first job out of college. I had worked so hard to land the job and I was ready to show my boss what I was made of. I planned to impress him with my independent working skills. I was going to get things done efficiently and prove that I was a worthy hire. I was going to take the lead and show my manager that I could be trusted with more and more responsibility. But my manager had different plans. He wanted to give me instructions on things I didn't really think I needed instructions on. He checked in on my progress multiples times a day and he even hovered over me as I worked at my cubicle. Talk about stressful. I couldn't get anything done because I felt like I was constantly playing defense with him. My confidence was deflated. I was stressed out and I felt like my manager didn't trust me. And that is when I realized my manager was a micromanager. Maybe you're in a similar situation. Maybe you have a manager who nitpicks every little thing that you do. Maybe your manager slows down your progress and maybe you feel like your manager is stealing your opportunity to learn and grow. I so get that. While you can't change your manager, there are things that you can do to make the experience much more enjoyable and sustainable, and in this course, I am going to teach you. Working with a micromanager can feel really overwhelming at times. I know it was for me. But over time, with dedication and some proven strategies, you'll be able to nurture a healthy relationship with your manager. You don't have to merely survive as you work with a micromanager. I'm going to teach you how to thrive.