Ask: What’s the micromanager’s motivation?
People may micromanage for different reasons. Often, they don’t know how else to manage; they may have to deal with a micromanager themselves and require info from you to pass on; or, they may think they’re supporting you by checking on tasks. You may be able to figure this out on your own through reflection and observation, or, you may have to ask them - tactfully - about it.
Example: “I notice that most of our conversations are about tasks rather than how...
Picture a pie.*
Your favorite pie.
You’re hungry, and in the mood for dessert. You want that pie. You even want to eat the WHOLE pie!
But there are others present. You know they want some pie too.
The various attitudes toward pie represent conflict styles - everyone has a preference on how to approach conflict (strangely, my preferences are accommodating and competing…).
The 5 styles outlined in this image and represented by pie decision-making are:
I’m super excited to partner with PATHZ and Arkin Youngentob, a division of Risk Strategies, to bring you two opportunities to learn to be a better communicator in February.
What you can learn:
What active listening means
How to listen to understand
What curiosity has to do with conflict & communication
Go-to questions to ask when conflict is brewing
Too often, we listen to others while doing something else: composing our response, judging their behavior, thinking about what to eat for dinner, etc. In this live, interactive webinar we’ll talk about what it means to actively listen. That means listening fully, focused on understanding the other person’s perspective, without judgment. This live, highly interactive webinar will include an opportunity to practice active listening with a partner - from the comfort of your own home! We ask that participants use video if...