Monday, October 13, 2008

Thought of the Week - 10/13/08

"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it." - Theodore Roosevelt

How well do you know those you lead? You are probably surrounded with an abundance of talented individuals, unique to your workplace, whose expertise possibly has gone virtually untouched. According to the Rising Sun model, “Instilling Independence” is defined as: “Developing an atmosphere of hope, confidence and autonomy.” In other words, Instilling Independence is believing in people, believing that we hired them for the right reasons.

Instilling Independence is thinking and assuming the best in others. It is empowering your employees to do the job they were hired to do. No other single strategy of effective supervision is more powerful than allowing an employee to actually do the job they were hire for without having to micromanage how they do it.

Have you ever been micromanaged? How did it feel? Did you like it? Did you feel respected? Did you respect the person who micromanaged you? It is always interesting to us that no matter how many people we ask, almost all have been micromanaged, but no one likes it! So who is doing all the micromanaging and why?

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