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micromanage

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

Administration A popular term for excess oversight of lower management by upper management
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Roque said President Duterte was no micromanager, that's why he just allowed Cabinet members to implement their respective programs so long as these do not violate laws.
Find out if the manager is motivating, supportive and respectful and if he/she tends to be a micromanager. Find out if the manager delegates enough or doesn't trust new employees, if he/she communicate often or prefer to everyone completes their work fully independently.
Wavelengths, power, and emission channel can all be controlled individually or simultaneously, and the Niji is fully compatible with most standard microscopes, MicroManager, MicroManager 2, and a wide range of other software packages.
"In this way, Evan transforms what is good into something great and helps his colleagues and friends reach their full potential."<br />"Evan is not a micromanager. He is a big-picture kind of a leader who shares his vision with his team and leaves it up to them to execute in the way that they see fit," Farabee said.<br />As a young landman working at an oil and gas company in Oklahoma, the Duke University grad learned the ropes of the industry from the ground up, working with smart clocks, learning about suicide squeezes, doing gas balancing and well trades, and reading PSAs filed by local giants.
In the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the main antagonist, the ill-tempered Queen of Hearts is quick to pronounce death sentences by shouting "Off with their heads." She represents the female leader stereotype - an extremely aggressive micromanager, with a strong appetite for punishing people at random.
Whether you're a know-it-all or a micromanager; somebody who takes credit for another person's work; or you're seen as phony, selfish, unsystematic, gossipy, uncooperative or slow, other people's view of you fundamentally becomes your reality, and you should grasp what your reality is.
Communicating why you're taking your approach helps to assuage and mitigate negative feelings and fosters trust For example, a person who explains checking and rechecking work products as an exercise in risk mitigation is less likely to be perceived as a micromanager.
The perspective on leadership boils down to two broad categories: the micromanager and the macromanager.
He says that he's not a micromanager, and he encourages his professional staff to not micromanage either.
He is a micromanager. He is thinking two, three, four games ahead, keeping balls in the air and making sure he can bring maximum quality to bear in as many matches as possible.
When Soldiers are forced to work under a micromanager, it kills their drive and forward momentum.