“……get out of Dodge!”

Charles Brooks

Charles Brooks

 

MICROMANAGEMENT:  I think all leaders have a dash of micro-management in their blood.  Subordinates don’t much care for micromanagement, and I don’t blame them.  However, let’s just say that there’s a time and place for every form and type of management technique.  We can learn from the worst of managers, as well as the best.  In the process, we might learn bad management styles; but more importantly, we might also gain insight into the type of management style that we should be avoiding, and then, too, one might consider that the Leader in question, might favor micromanagement as a form of management that inhances the particular project at hand.   The project at hand might be one he has specific background in, or he just may like it on that given day.  If, though, he is digging into every detail, or every issue, of every job, than he needs to be told:  “Butt out!”  In those words?  Maybe not exactly, but in sure and certain terms that would be clear and precise.  It should be a “group effort,” and one that should not be in threatening terms, but in terms such that he knows that the future of this assignment is at risk.  If he doesn’t get the picture, then “look for a new job,”  and, get out of Dodge.  Don’t waste your time trying to “reform” a bad manager.  In Exodus, God even tells Moses that he’s working too hard, tending to all the details, and to solicit the help of his father-in-law Jethro.  …cjlb…8/1/13

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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