All Quotes, Micromanagement

15+ Micromanagement Quotes

Micromanagement can bring a good result for a shorter target. But in the long run, micromanagement can be over tempting. This is a collection of 17 quotes on micromanagement and micromanagement sayings.


Micromanage the process, not the people. - Joe Apfelbaum
Micromanagement is the destroyer of momentum. - Miles Anthony Smith
Invariably, micromanaging results in four problems: deceit, disloyalty, conflict, and communication problems. - John Rosemond
The “result” of micromanagement is perhaps tangible in the short run, but more often causes damage for the long term. - Pearl Zhu
Micro-managing creativity kills it. - Stewart Stafford
In general, looking forward is great management; looking backward is micromanagement. - Verne Harnish
None of us should wait to be told what to do, or how to do it. Micromanagement kills initiative, judgment and creativity. - David H. Maister
Authority—when abused through micromanagement, intimidation, or verbal or nonverbal threats—makes people shut down & productivity ceases. - John Stoker
Micromanagement is an obstacle to be overcome rather than a method to command. - Terry Mixon
A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. - Simon Sinek
Micromanaging erodes people's confidence, making them overly dependent on their leaders. - Diane Dreher
Macromanage, Not Micromanage. - Miles Anthony Smith
Micromanagement is the motivational equivalent of buying on credit. Enjoy a better product now, but pay a hefty price for it later. - Ron Friedman
Micromanaging is ridiculous. There's always a certain amount of dynamic tension, which is good because it stimulates creative thinking. - Karin Uhlich
Micromanagers tell. Leaders ask. - Jo Miller
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