Leaders who micromanage do a disservice to their company, their employees, and themselves; worse yet, they are often preventing their companies from growing. If you are struggling to grow your company or unit, one of the smartest things you can do is give up control.
- Push down decision making. If you’re making all the decisions, you’re only holding your company back. Push decision making down to the lowest possible level.
- Accept that mistakes will happen. Sharing responsibility with others means things don’t always go according to plan.
- Prepare your employees to avoid mistakes by being clear about your expectations and giving them the tools they need to do their jobs well.