The Trait That Turns Some Bosses into Micromanagers

There is a Correlation Between the Power Someone Feels and the Control They Need.


There is one trait that turns some bosses into micro managers. They are the bosses that control everything, down to the smallest and most insignificant thing. A study was done and it was found that bosses who felt very powerful did not want to delegate the tasks of the company to other people. There is a correlation between the power someone feels and the control they need.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s a common workplace complaint: The boss who insists on micromanaging every single decision – no matter how small.
  • Managers who feel powerful in their leadership roles aren’t afraid to delegate tasks to others.
  • On the other hand, managers who feel insecure β€” despite their powerful leadership positions β€” are far less willing to let subordinates take the reins.

“Letting other people make decisions means that leaders have to relinquish a bit of control.”