Wednesday, March 30, 2016

12 Clues That You Are a Micromanager

By Tony Morgan
I’ve been around leaders of organizations for almost 30 years. In that time, I’ve never run into a leader who admitted, “I am a micromanager.” Ironically, though, I’ve routinely encountered people who acknowledge their boss is a micromanager.
There’s obviously either a perception or a self-awareness gap.
This isn’t a phenomenon only present in the business world. Church leaders can fall into this trap as well. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see this trait in leaders of fast-growing churches, particularly those that are still led by their founding pastor
In the early stages of launch, staying on top of all the details and being involved in every decision can actually lead to success.

The problem is that these same attributes of control will impede growth as the church grows larger.

Unfortunately, not all of these pastors are able to shift their leadership style to meet the changing needs of a growing ministry. And that’s one key reason why churches get stuck.
With that, I wanted to offer some wisdom to help you determine if you are holding on to too much control. Here are…12 Clues That You Are A Micromanager.