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Control Freak!

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The opportunity is now... this is the greatest opportunity for your company to grow and evolve.  It seems obvious, people talk about it, others are putting forth the energy to make it happen. 

Yet, lurking in the dark shadows of your organization is the evil and ever present control freak. 

In many cases it is the owner, the president/ceo, or some other key person in your organization.  They may be liked, they may be hated, but either way they want to control everything.  They believe that without their input the organization will go into a downward spiral of chaos and destruction.

The key to understanding control freaks is that in many cases they suffer from the following traits - lack of self confidence, trust no one, lack balance in their lives, can only find meaning in their work, have no vision, and in some cases they can see nothing past their ego.

So what does one do when a control freak is present?  Pray - for some that may be the answer.  When dealing with control freaks, you must consider that their behavior is an attempt to protect themselves - something that we all do in crisis.  One key is to maintain your own self confidence with a quite and purposeful measure.  Your own control is a key tool when dealing with the control freak.  Hold the course until you can no longer stand the storm.

Flickr photo by Paul

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Great post. It's interesting to know that building self-confidence can be as easy as ABC. Interestingly enough, www.confidencebuildingcourses.com offer good tips too. Might be interesting to check it out.

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