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  • What compulsive managers have you observed?

  • Give examples of their

    • Excess focus on details, rules, and achieving perfection that gets in the way of the major point of the activity and decision making

    • Rigid insistence that his or her own way should be followed

    • Difficulty with spontaneity and warm emotions

    • Exaggerated focus on work and achievement

    • Indecisiveness

  • How did their behavior affect you?

  • How did their behavior affect others?

  • How did their behavior affect productivity?

  • How did their behavior affect communication?

  • What did you and others try to do to cope?

  • What worked, and what did not? (What made things better, and what made things worse?)

  • What did you learn?

  • How would you do things differently in the future?

  • What advice would you give to someone facing a compulsive manager?

  • Do you at times act in similar ways?

    • How does it affect people?

    • How does it affect your team?

    • How does it affect your career?


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