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The Perfect Micro-Manager  

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Is this you...

  • Never quite satisfied with deliverables.
  • Feel frustrated because you would’ve gone about the task differently.
  • Zoom in on the details and take great pride in making corrections.
  • Wonder where your team members are and what they’re working on.
  • Ask for frequent updates on where things stand.
  • Prefer to be cc’d on emails.
    If you check “yes” to the statements above, you’re like most micromanagers, you probably don’t even know that you are doing it.  While micromanaging probably will get you short-term results, over time it has greater impacts on your team, organization, and yourself. Your productivity will diminish and you can’t accomplish important things. You hinder your team members’ creativity, development and undermine them.

The interactive workshop will highlight strategies to become a horrible Perfect Micro-Manager. MICRO: Mission Driven, Inclusive, Collaborative, Resourceful, Open vs. MICRO: Minuscule, Insensitive, Contentious, Reserved, Opportunist

Did you know…
  • 91% of managers were unware of employees changing their job due to their micromanagement behaviors
  • 79% of employees have been micromanaged at one point or another
  • 38% of employees would rather do unpleasant activities than sit next to their micromanaging boss

The Speaker(s)


Lena Tran

Lena Tran is a published author, noted speaker and expert on leadership. She has lectured on various topics involving leadership and empowerment, entrepreneurship, marketing, career development, and Vietnamese- and Asian-American experiences.

In January, she became the first Vietnamese-American senior administrator at Evergreen Valley College. Before joining Evergreen, she was the driving force behind the development of the business and administration programs at the U.C. Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley.


Keith Aytch

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all instructional aspects of the College. Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the office works directly with the academic divisions: Business and Workforce Development, Nursing and Allied Health, Math, Science, and Engineering, Language Arts, Library and Learning Resources, and Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, and Physical Education (SSHAPE). In addition, Evergreen Valley College models a holistic and integrated approach to providing maximum learning experiences for its students. In striving for this goal, Academic Divisions and Student Services Divisions work closely as one team.

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