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micromanage

verb To exert an excess of control over subordinates’ activities.

micromanage

Administration A popular term for excess oversight of lower management by upper management
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Reports described Gaddafi as a micromanager who is intimately involved with the everyday work of running the government and the country.
Chambers (2004) defines the behaviour of a micromanager as: controlling 'how' things are done; requiring excessive reporting; exercising raw power; dominating and controlling time; and requiring unnecessary approvals.
Jim was not a micromanager, and left me to do my work.
24) At trial, Ovitz contended that Eisner was a controlling micromanager who prevented him from making the changes that needed to be made.
This picture, to him, bespeaks a micromanager who obsessively controls all aspects of an organization.
A leader, he says, needs to be out in front, but not too far; focused on details, but not lost in them; involved in projects, but not a micromanager.
Not only do service providers often no longer have a micromanager for a customer, they become trusted partners who can support the activities required to get the product to market.
Which must be why Thomas Catan, writing for The Times the day after Castro's resignation, could state, despite the facts, that: "A renowned micromanager who rarely delegated any task, no matter how small, Mr Castro personified the Cuban regime and gave little thought to his succession.
Breitstone, an admitted micromanager who says he is trying to reform, maintains a great, ongoing relationship with his clients.
If you are a micromanager, force yourself into other areas so that you aren't even aware that the decisions are even needed