This is a six book series under the label of Masterful Leadership. The second book in the series is entitled “TEAM: Your Proven Strategy Guide to Masterful Leadership” is due out in early February. Given that people are very busy with life, I believe creating “short reads” allow a person to pick up a book, gain insights, tips, and tools while having a sense of accomplishment.
Book Summary/description: If you ever reported to a micromanager, you know how frustrating, confidence-shaking and demoralizing it can be. This type of manager may cause you to question your own skills and abilities. Your first thought may be to leave that environment and job, but in this book I encourage you to explore the situation from both sides of the equation and work through the experience to develop a clear cut plan. Let’s explore the root cause from both the individual contributor perspective as well as the management perspective and systematically walk through the available options and possible opportunities for decisions.
Start by understanding what causes someone to act this way. Often it’s a need for control that stems from insecurity and lack of maturity. Some micromanagers lack confidence, workplace uncertainty, and pressure to perform at levels beyond their abilities and are generally in need of coaching and mentoring. Many of us have the propensity to be a micromanager, but some of us reign it in better than others or have learned from our past mistakes. In this book, I will reveal secrets and strategies of working with a micromanager and how to not be a micromanager.