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No One Likes a Micromanager

Micromanagement, while often well-intentioned, can have several negative consequences in the workplace. One major issue is decreased morale and motivation among employees. When workers feel like they are constantly being scrutinized and their every move is being controlled, it can lead to feelings of frustration, disempowerment, and lack of trust in their abilities. This can result in decreased productivity and creativity as employees may feel stifled and demotivated to perform at their best.

No one likes to be micromanaged, but that is what happens in most organizations when leaders manage people instead of their promises, says management trainer Eric Papp. His new book, Manage Promises Not People: How to Create a Self-Managing Team, reveals the superpower every leader has, but most fail to use: honoring their word to build trust, drive success and increase their power.

He joins the podcast to discuss the negative impacts this can have on your workforce.

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