Learn strategies for dealing with a micromanager. Learn about the freedom ladder, how to suggest that less checking would save them time, and how to make them feel safe.
- When I was thinking about bad bosses,…I felt that micromanagement deserved a video of its own…because it's pretty common, and also,…it's quite a tricky area.…There are some issues…that need explaining and understanding.…And by micromanagement,…I mean any form of interference…or over-control by your boss.…When they tell you exactly how to do something,…check very frequently on your progress,…or make tiny corrections to work that you've done.…
The dilemma that managers have…is how closely they should monitor and control…the people who are working for them.…Not enough monitoring, and the job can go off the rails.…Too much monitoring,…and it annoys the person who's meant to be doing the job.…Don't you trust me to get on with this job?…I can easily do it myself!…The first thing to ask yourself,…if you have a manager who micromanages you is,…does it matter?…So what if they want to know everything you're doing?…If you're doing it right, it's fine.…
And if they keep changing things, then that's their right,…and maybe you'll learn better ways to do it.…
In this course, Chris Croft shares methods for recognizing the characteristics of some of the most common types of difficult people, and gives you strategies for dealing with these individuals more effectively. Chris provides practical techniques for dealing with a variety of different behaviors, including negativity, aggression, childishness, and selfishness. Plus, he explains how to overcome your own negative thinking, and get the best from a difficult boss.
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- Identifying and understanding difficult people
- Handling aggressive and passive-aggressive people
- Working with negative people
- Working with procrastinators and people with bad habits
- Conquering your own negative thinking
- When the difficult person is your boss
- Dealing with micromanagers