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Tips for managers to navigate relationships at work

IbyIMD+ Published 2 July 2021 in Brain Circuits • 3 min read

Navigating workplace relationships may be one of the biggest challenges a leader faces. But there are steps you can take for tackling some of the trickier situations. Here are a few examples:

When the micro-manager is YOU

How can you address feedback in which you’ve been called a micro-manager?

One of the most challenging aspects feedback is that it can reveal our blindspots. Our natural tendency may be to react in a defensive (or even aggressive) manner, but this blocks learning and growth.

  • The first thing to do if you’ve received uncomfortable feedback is to gracefully accept it, and have a good night’s sleep.
  • Next, reflect. Consider what might be true; reflect on how you manage people and the level of detail and oversight you request. This oversight might be providing you a sense of security, control or trust.
  • The…
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