A leader's worst enemy
What often causes too much stress and pressure for us business leaders is our tendency to micromanage.
The constant need to seek approval, micromanage tasks, and meet unrealistic expectations is taking a toll on our well-being.
Not only will it burn us out, talented employees who are subjected to micromanagement may eventually seek opportunities elsewhere, leading to high turnover rates and the loss of valuable talent.
Micromanagement happens when we’re trying to solve leadership problems using a managerial mindset.
It is a reactive response to factors such as a lack of trust, fear of failure, perfectionism, or a desire for control.
While micromanagers try to meet unrealistic expectations, true leaders think strategically and set values-based goals for the future.
They take proactive steps such as setting clear boundaries, encouraging communication, and providing support.
The leadership mindset
The transition to go from micromanaging your team to influencing success requires a transformation of thought.
Successful leaders don’t just solve problems, they change the thinking that creates them.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got”
Instead of repeating the same patterns and monitoring every move of our team members…
We should be role models of excellence, inspire change and set values-based goals that will motivate and spark their creativity.
At the end of the day, it's not about having our team conform to strict guidelines and follow predefined processes to elicit the behaviours we desire from them.
It is about inspiring our team members to succeed, reach their full potential, exceed their own expectations, and go on to inspire and lead others.
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