As an entrepreneur, you were probably micromanaged at some point in your career and finally made the decision to be your own boss to escape the micromanager.
The question then arises, as an entrepreneur have you become a micromanager (possibly worse than the one you escaped)?
In my business coaching engagements I often notice most small business entrepreneurs don’t even realise it has happened to them.
Here are my business coach’s top signs that you have become a micromanager:
Did you recognise yourself in these statements? If so it’s not too late to change!
As an entrepreneur, your business is your passion and it should be – but in order to succeed in the long-term, you need to manage well and break the micromanagement cycle.
Step 1: If you don’t think your employees are up to the task, it’s time to hire some who are…but remember until you give them the chance to succeed you won’t know for sure.
Step 2: Delegate. Delegate. Delegate. Give general direction, answer questions and explain the desired result at the beginning. Implement accountability but resist the urge to force them to do it your way, but instead encourage and coach them along the way to the desired outcome.
Step 3: Ask the right questions. Be an active listener. By communicating and collaborating with your staff, you will find your business growing as you manage well.