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Managing Effectively Without Micromanaging

Monday, April 8, 2013

In today's agile, fast-paced business environment, it's important to trust, let go, and empower the people you hire to take ownership and do their jobs.

In the early 1990s, I had a boss who prided himself on his writing ability, so he insisted on reviewing every document we wrote—even internal memos not going outside our department. They came back with red marks all over them.

Interestingly, the only corrections he made were stylistic. Was it really necessary for him to change my

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