My Way Or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Nov 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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Micromanagement is one of the most widely condemned managerial sins, and one of the most common employee complaints. It contributes to low morale, high turnover, inefficiency, instability, and lack of continuity in an organization. Being perceived as a micromanager can also have significant negative ramifications on your career.

But Harry Chambers proves that micromanagement can be identified and resisted—both by those who (often unknowingly) inflict it and by those who are its victims.

Chambers details the defining traits of micromanagers, and provides a Micromanagement Potential Indicator (MPI) test to help you evaluate whether (and to what extent) you might be a micromanager. He provides real-world examples of micromanagement in action, analysis of the damage it does, and advice on what to do about it—whether you're the victim or the perpetrator. He offers detailed, field-tested strategies that will eliminate the damage that over-controlling behavior causes and increase creativity, risk-taking, productivity, and initiative in any organization.

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

Excellent book on the topic of if micromanagement. I met the author as well. He has common sense and good advice. Even though I do not consider myself to be a micromanager, I learned a lot and it made me reflect. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I have a better understanding of micromanagers and how I can better deal with them to have a better day at work. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Harry E. Chambers is President of the Atlanta-based training and consulting company Trinity Solutions, Inc. His clients include the IBM, Verizon, the U. S. Postal Service, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control, and Alcon Laboratories. He is the author of five previous books, including The Bad Attitude Survival Guide.

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