I have been writing a lot about the reasons for micromanagement and today I am writing about a reason that turns my stomach when I witness it. There are leaders who micromanage because they don’t believe their teammates can ever change or improve. The saying that is thrown around is that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. I would add, “Except when it isn’t”. People change, grow, learn and develop. That is the joy of being on a team because we can sharpen each other. When someone is condemned to a life of constant oversight, I believe that says a lot more about the leader passing that judgment than the person who has been labeled forever untrustworthy.