Missouri State University

Situational Leadership: Ending Micro-Management

May 2, 2018Check for other dates
W from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 1 session
Alia Stowers

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Course Description

Micro-managing is one of the most frustrating leadership practices, but most managers don’t think they micro-manage…. People, the math doesn’t add up! The explanation: many of us are “micro-managing” without realizing it. In other words, our leadership actions are being interpreted by our subordinates as micro-management, though we ourselves do not see ourselves as micro-managers.


Situational Leadership is a unique leadership concept that directly helps leaders identify and adjust the areas in which they might be unintentionally micro-managing. To be effective, leaders need to adapt their styles to fit a broad range of individual and team situations. In this one day session you will learn how you can do it effectively…. and stop micro-managing.

Key Information

Influence the Performance of Others

  • Learn to determine readiness levels

  • Distinguish between unable and unwilling when poor performance occurs

  • Discover how to diagnose performance in every situation

Goals: Assessing Criteria for Performance

  • Become task specific

  • Learn to clarify between follower needs and follower wants

  • Become more observant of body language and what it's telling you in performance

Behavior Skills: Leadership Behavior

  • Practice matching your style with the follower's style

  • Learn the simple questioning process to diagnose performance gaps

  • Learn when and how to delegate to get the best results

Instrument Assessment

  • Are you telling too much? Learn to identify when telling can backfire.

  • Do you have one style you over use, under use, this assessment will give you the answer.

What you will learn:

  • Learn what your employees mean when they say “micro-managing” and how you might be doing it
  • Learn to apply a specific step-by-step formula for successful interaction with your employees
  • Improve loyalty and dedication of your employees
  • Increase your ability to delegate responsibilities effectively
  • Identify why problems occur and diagnose how to address them appropriately
  • Build the skills and confidence of your staff to new levels of performance


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