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How can I transition out of this micromanaging role without any slack off?

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose.  I am a speaker and author. I am an expert in time and project management.

I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn new technology or train their staff.  I have a knack for turning big ideas into on time and profitable projects.

At the end of the day, I transform the way you run your business into a business you love to run.

Today’s comment came from a busy business owner

I have printed out tasks lists for each employee and agendas for our meetings to keep them short and on point.   However, eventually I don’t want to be micromanaging every little task of my employees. How can I transition out of this micromanaging role without any slack off?

The language that you are using “transition out of micromanaging role without any slack off” – seems to suggest that you do not trust your employees to do their work on their own. Find out why you distrust them. Is it that they are not well trained enough? Then make it a priority to document all the processes and implement some training/mentoring programs. Do you not value their expertise and talent? Do you feel that if you are not involved – they won’t do it “right”. Is it that you feel they are not creative or innovative enough? Then give them the space and permission to find their own solutions – by being clear on the goal an allowing them the space to define their own answer. Simply take the time to figure out why you feel you need to micromanage. Once you understand why you feel the need to micromanage your talented staff. — it will be easier to transition out of your micromanaging mindset.

I know your situation is different. Why don’t we schedule an appointment, where I get to know more about your unique situation? And then I will be happy to make recommendations on what your best steps are moving forward. To schedule an appointment, book it HERE.

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About the Author

Laura is a Corporate Exit Strategist for the Blooming Entrepreneur. She is a certified business and personal life coach, specializing in time management skills, project management training and work/life balance strategies. She has been in the software and testing industry for over 20 years. She’s worked with such companies as IBM, Ericsson, Staples, Fidelity Investments and Sogeti in various client advocacy and project management roles. The techniques she uses in her business coaching and client advocacy work saved these companies both time and money, which resulted in on-time, quality product delivery with higher client satisfaction. Laura now uses her client focus, project, quality and people management skills in her personal life coaching career. As a personal life coach, she helps people transform their life by integrating their goals and dreams into their everyday lives. Laura uses creative and practical tools to help her clients realize what really matters to them. She helps others to easily transition into their next chapter whether it’s the next ladder of success within their corporate environment or into the entrepreneurial playground. I am not a fan of choosing to act in spite of fear. Rather, together we will collaborate toward a plan of inspired action. We will develop a plan together that you feel confident and excited about. For us, Taking The Leap will be magical, exhilarating and natural. If you are eager to take that next logical step but are unsure what it is signup for the Corporate Exit Strategy Coaching group. We have books, tapes, training materials, twice-monthly group coaching events, 3-day workshops, and individual coaching sessions to help you on your way toward your freedom and prosperity.
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