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What is the best thing to do when you are clearly being micromanaged and you don’t want to “rock the boat” to the point where your manager thinks you are the problem

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taylor
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+2
Enterprise Sales Executive
Send them the book 'Multipliers' by Liz Wiseman

taylor
Opinionated
+2
Enterprise Sales Executive
manage upwards too. Coach them. Also like 'The Coaching Habit' by Michael Stanier
youreonmute
Fire Starter
Client Advocate Manager/Business Development Advisor
Yeah my current manager is on a power trip right now and it’s really been frustrating 
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Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
This is a tough one.

What do you mean by Micromanaged?

KPIs or just looking over your shoulder?
Selichimorpha
Politicker
+6
Growth Executive
Phrase it as feedback on yourself. "Hey I've been doing some reflections on my day to day structure and habits, and I've noticed myself doing x,y,z. It would be helpful for me if you did ABC because I know that's how I respond best in situations like that." 

Also keep a record of incidents where they've crossed a line, it's something that can be discussed on QRs. 
IzzyWinning
Arsonist
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
I would second this for sure. Also, while it's easier said than done, you should be just as transparent with your boss as you are with your prospects. Your boss won't get the best out of you and no one will be happy if this kind of behavior continues. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Have your facts in order and entered into your CRM. Maybe they'll back off if your kpis are in.
youreonmute
Fire Starter
Client Advocate Manager/Business Development Advisor
Yessir great point 
rekled
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Executive
Be organized and proactively engage with them PRIOR to them reaching out to you (e.g. provide an update to your pipeline, strategic deal, etc. before they ask you for an update). 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
There are a lot of questions here but for starters:

-Does your manager always remember what he/she asked you to do or is it more of a constantly telling you to do stuff but never actually checking on half of it thing?
-Are you on top of all your shit (ie: CRM, target accounts, forecasts)?
-How are you and the team on quota?
-How long has this person been a manager?



youreonmute
Fire Starter
Client Advocate Manager/Business Development Advisor
Almost zero experience being a manager and it really shows 
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