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If you want a different result then you can not do todays job with yesterdays method.
Sometimes labels are great because they can make a concept more easily understood. ‘Micro Manager’ is one of those labels. What is a Micro manager? Someone who takes a primary role in the completion of every significant task and is a part of each small step. If you have a M/M for a boss this can sometimes irritate employees who do not share in the same motivations with the same level of enthusiasm. M/M’s are the people who wish to drive for change, urging employees, groups or committee members to do more!…. I am unashamedly a Micro Manager, I make no apologies for it. I want to keep moving forward by identifying what hurdles I need to overcome (big and small). I can not operate any other way, in fact the safety and goals of my own clients rely on my ability to look at the finer details and to keep moving them forward. That’s what they pay for. There is a myth out there that M/M’s are perfectionists. It’s ironically, I believe, the other way round. M’M’s know that there is no perfect solution, just growth. Growth which means the chance to keep building on what’s already there by either improving or making situations easier. Perfection to most M/M’s will not exist. Being exposed to micro managing would not suit those who rest in the status quo, and it is clearly obvious why this would be a very irritating situation to be in for those who wish to ‘stay put’. A personal development coloumn may not be the chosen read for the day! Nor would any sort of coaching, exercise or weight loss regime that required doing something different to achieve different results. Status Quo, (apart from being one of fav bands), is ideal for those who have a contentment or acceptance of where they are, who they are with and what they are doing. Surely that’s perfection!
So what sort of person could benefit from a Micro Manager? Someone who recognises that their goals are not been achieved, they could be stuck in a rut or a familiar pattern. Someone who recognises they keep making the same mistakes or who keeps attracting the same sort of negative partnerships and calling it a co-incidence. (I don’t believe in co-incidences). If a change is needed then its micro managing to the rescue which is only going to be successful if there is a preparedness to change unwanted behaviours. In previous coloumns I have talked about why change is sometimes ridiculously hard, but here is a small re-cap. Change requires breaking those hard wired thoughts which keep us where we are. Change requires building new thought patterns which need to get to a point where they talk to us louder than the old ones. Some of those circuits have been playing for decades! Although it sounds like a huge task, I have some very simple strategies which can be effective. In some cases change is nothing but a very small detail which just needs a little tweak and at other times requires big leaps, but both require a good Micro Manager to walk beside you.
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