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Micromanagement

Quit Micromanaging!

by John K. Borchardt

The slogan of the micromanager may well be “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” However, “Micromanagement stifles initiative and kills motivation,” according to a very successful manager, World War II General George S. Patton. Despite this, many of us have worked for micromanagers and some of us (this author included) have even been micromanagers. Why do people micromanage? How can micromanagers change their ways?

Motivate Your Lab

by Edyta Zielinska

How to run an efficient and creative lab without micromanaging

The Psychobarbarian Manager

by Ronald B. Pickett

There are managers who have learned to use psychological techniques to confuse, contort, and control members of their staff. You may never encounter one of these characters, if you are lucky. However, if you do run into such an unpleasant character, here are some tips on how to survive.