Micromanagers and toxic leadership:
The importance of decentralized command in careers with consequences
There are several approaches to leadership in the workplace, but it is important to remember that we are shaping the decision making of the people we lead. If we do all the work for them, we are setting them up to be paralyzed when help isn’t available. Here are some tips to avoid micromanaging your troops, and how to handle a boss who is a little too involved in your daily decision making.
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