them be themselves!So many people we interact with every day are not English First Language,so it's important to focus on areas where they can improve; not where youdemand change.Thanks to Debbie Horovitch of DH Partners Media Planning
5. My Top Thing To Avoid Micro-Managing
Prior to opening up Chicago Art Leasing LLC, I had a background insales, which means that my comfort zone as an entrepreneur is dialingand smiling. But it's also the area that can easily swallow up all of mytime, which was the reason I found contract sales people in the first place. I was becoming my ownlimiting factor. After providing them with training, I have to trust them to put in the work to hit their targets, thereby allowing me to focus on the big picture.Thanks to Joshua Ginsberg of Chicago Art Leasing
6. Leave Your Folks Alone!
It doesn't matter whether you have employees or contractors...micro-managing any of the talent in your business is the best way to get toProblem Town. If you have chosen your talent carefully, the best thingyou can do as a leader is to step back and give them space. If you findyourself getting closely involved in the details of projects they've beenassigned, something is wrong. Figure out if it is you or them, and takethe right action to fix things.Thanks to Trish Lambert of Success In Sweatpants
7. Don't Mess With The Designer!
I spent years as a freelance and staff graphic/web designer and I alwaysfound it odd that I would be hired for my skill and experience yet end upspending 75% of my time trying to explain to my clients/employer whydoing it exactly the way they wanted wasn't the best idea for their brand or message AND THEN having to do it their way because they demanded it.If you hire a designer, let them do what they do best!Thanks to M. Kevin Bowen of Louie Kush Clothing
8. Don't Second Guess Yourself.
If you have already delegated a task to someone you know is capable of doing the job, it's best not to micro-manage the task or person. Doing sowill only take time and make the person who is working on the task feelincapable of doing to the job. In the end, it will be more costly and timeconsuming. You could have spent the time on tasks you really need tofocus on.Thanks to Claudia Fileto of Blooming Bods 3-in-one Online StoreMaternity, Baby, & Kids
9. ALWAYS Think Outside Of The Box
You never micromanage being creative and thinking outside of the box.In my experience, when I think outside of the box I make the mostlucrative decisions. I'd rather jump into something not knowingboundaries than stifle myself creatively.Thanks to Kathy Steuber of The Shopper's Tote, Inc.
10. Don't Tread On My ThoughtProcess
Micro-managing someone's thoughtprocess is the worst form of control. Somepeople think in a linear fashion and followsteps in a sequential order, others think inmore abstract ways and then there arethose folks who skip to the end then worktheir way backward. Unless someonespecifically requests assistance inthinking through a complex issue, it isyour responsibility as a leader to allowpeople to think for themselves and work through issues in their unique way.Thanks to Adrienne Garland of Kando Marketing And Communications
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