A leader who never really trusts anyone will always micromanage his team. Micromanagement is a symptom of a lack of trust. This is not an evil way of leading but can become oppressive if it’s the only way a leader operates. Micromanagement is normal during a teammate’s orientation phase. Training and information are great ways to give new teammates a great start. However, if there is never a chance to be trusted and the team realizes that this situation will never change, the team will learn to depend on the leader who will never trust them enough to depend on them.