Manager Tips – 3 Things to Never Do
On September 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

3 Things you Must Never Do if you want your employees to trust you   [custom_list style=”list-4″] #1 – You must never make your employees guess what you expect from them. Employees can’t read your mind. A job description doesn’t set standards or tell the employee how you work or what you expect or when […]

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Top 6 Tips for the Micromanager [Video]
On September 12, 2013 | 1 Comments

How to become a recovering micromanager Micromanagement creates a sense of distrust… A micromanager will [custom_list style=”list-3″] watch everything you do check on you frequently send specific instructions by email remind you of job priorities daily [/custom_list]   Chances are the employee will not be feeling very good about this. The short video offers recovering […]

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Can Effective Supervision be like a Strong Marriage?
On July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve been coaching a very nice young man, Sam, who is a highly motivated employee in a company that works in the security industry. Sam is one of the company stars. He is well respected by management and his colleagues. Recently, he was promoted to a manager level position that required first line supervision of […]

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My Managing Boss – Managing Up
On July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

How can I convince my manager  to let me complete my project?   Dear Jeanne, I am working hard on a project that should improve our performance improvement system. My boss gave me permission to tackle this project, but now she doesn’t even seem to want to talk about it. In fact, she seems annoyed […]

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Help me, I can’t stop micromanaging!
On June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ever feel like you can’t stop micromanaging? Yesterday I received this email: Dear Jeanne, I work in a highly technical field. Six months ago I was promoted to supervisor, and I am terrified that my employees will make mistakes. We have strict timelines and accuracy is essential. How can I make sure my employees will […]

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Difference between Managers and Micromanagers
On April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you an effective leader or an activities director? Dave Crenshaw does an excellent job outlining the different management styles of effective leaders and not so effective supervisors, who he calls ‘activities directors.’ What an excellent way to describe a micromanager – an activity director     What will be particularly helpful for the untrained […]

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Micromanagement – Top Questions for Supervisors to Consider
On April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s the most common complaint you hear from employees, Jeanne?   “Micromanagement! My supervisor micromanages every aspect of my work. I feel like quitting. “     Before I started writing The Supervisor’s Companion, I asked people in various work environments, including restaurant servers, bank tellers, supervisors, managers, blue collar and white color, what they […]

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