PPP #68: How to avoid micromangement

PPP #68: How to avoid micromangement
Pip’s Practical Prompts Newsletter
Sent by Charles Burdett


Underlying motivations

“What will define success in this meeting?” is one of the most powerful questions a facilitator can ask.

This helps you understand the underlying motivation behind a meeting and develop a unity with key stakeholders about desired outcomes.  

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Find the core

The best presentations have a simple core message.

Ask yourself: what are the key points that I want my audience to take away?

If what you are planning to say doesn’t contribute to that core message, remove it.

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How to avoid micromanagement

Addressing the most important problems of a project requires more than a quick conversation.

Deep engagement in a project isn’t “micromanagement” if you communicate well, respect boundaries, and refrain from evaluating or taking over your team’s work. 

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