I'm sitting with a friend at a coffee shop, working on our various projects. He told me a story about how his boss handles team leading and project management. -VERY "hands on" to the point of being a "micromanager." The irony is that his boss definitely seems to be under the impression that he is not. In fact, according to my friend his first interaction with his boss he said, "I'm not a micromanager, you can do things your way." -Doesn't turn out to be true.
Now, my director on the other hand will often apologize to me and say things like, "look I know that I have a tendency to micromanage...." -when in reality the guy is extremely hands off. In fact, sometimes I wished he took a more active role in my day to day.
So the realization is that in the case of self-declarations of micromanagement tendencies, the opposite is likely to be true.
For those of you with leaders, managers, directors, VP's, or Presidents you work for or have worked for in the past, do you find this rings true?
Are you micro-managed?