Great Education Leaders Do Not Micro-Manage
This is difficult, but your leadership team’s trustworthiness is mainly determined by the individuals you recruit, your teaching ability, and the job you assign to them. If you believe in their ability to accomplish those goals, you must trust your team to provide the desired results rather than micromanaging every project.
The Micro-Manager, The Most Feared Leadership Type
More educational leaders may find this difficult because, while they believe their people, they are also aware that they will be held accountable for the results. That is why many educational leaders share power and duties while also looking over their employees’ shoulders to influence favorable outcomes. This is virtually always unproductive since it may lead to frustration and a loss of confidence among your staff.
You distribute authority to assist the other person in flourishing professionally while also reducing your workload. When you micromanage, your staff does not advance; instead, they stagnate, and you wind up performing the work yourself, diverting your attention away from more important tasks.
Recruit people with the necessary abilities and aptitude for the job, appropriately prepare them, and then remove the training wheels. Give them something to work on and trust them to do them. You may keep an eye on the initiative but refrain from getting too involved. You can notice any possible concerns by requesting weekly updates and progress reports on their performance. Don’t micromanage; rather, provide a helping hand. You do not have to control them totally and need extra focus and attention. Without micromanaging, you can keep a project on pace.
A Little Homework
Make a point of avoiding micromanaging your personnel throughout the following month. Do not only attempt it; carry it out. What are you starting to recognize after one month? If you have ceased micromanaging, you will see that most of your staff have risen to the situation and excelled much more than your expectations without your approval. Because your staff are working independently, productivity will rise, and you will have more time to focus on higher-value activities.