micro managing

Taking the “Micro” Out of Micromanagement

By Julie Benezet: Seven Steps Toward Shifting From Micromanagement to Management On our way to trying to make new things happen, we often bump into our own self-sabotaging behaviors. In our Journey of Not Knowing programs, we call them “hooks.” Hooks are defensive behaviors that allow us to avoid the scariness of trying new ideas […]

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Leading Collaboration: It’s About Connecting, Not Calm

By Julie Benezet: You have decided that collaboration is an important company value and critical to its culture. However, what does that mean in practice to a leader? Consider the following scene: Leader: Okay, how are we doing on the Xerxes project? Engineer, how is the programming going? Engineer: It’s going, but it would go a whole […]

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Humor As a Business Tool in Unknown Situations

By Julie Benezet: Humor is an underestimated tool in moving business conversations forward. One of the reasons is that making a witty observation involves risking that the audience might be offended, unimpressed or simply not amused. You do not know how it will go until you put your comment into the airspace. However, it is […]

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