6 Signs You’re a Micromanager Rather Than a Leader

Are you a leader or a micromanager? A lot of leaders feel like they’re trying to do their best by being involved in everything, but all this does is shows a lack of trust in their teams. To be a truly great leader you need to be able to delegate effectively and trust that your team will do the work that’s been assigned to them.

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” – Ronald Reagan

Conversely, employees will now straight away if they’re being micromanaged and their performance will suffer because of it. On top of trying to get their work done, they’ll have to deal with a manager that they feel is constantly looking over their shoulder and judging the work they’re doing. This means they cannot give 100% to the task at hand.

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

The following infographic by weekdone.com highlights 6 symptoms of a micromanager. Take a look through and if you find yourself relating to these points, it might be time to reexamine your leadership tactics.



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