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Coaching Cue Cards are designed to help jumpstart conversations that you may need to have with your employees. Modify as needed based on your situation.

Hi _____________ , thanks for meeting with me. Listen, there’s an issue I’m having; I hired you because I believe you can be an amazing asset to the team. What I’ve seen lately is that you’ve needed a bit of micromanaging.

Is there something going on I need to be aware of?

I appreciate your desire to be an independent, self-motivated worker. These really are traits I want in every employee. So let’s work together to make sure you understand what is expected and specifically how you can get your work done on your own.

Note: If an employee worked well before but now needs micromanaging try to assess what is causing the change.

I will do my best to make instructions more clear to help you out, but I need you to take those instructions and do your best to work with them. Is there anything you’ve been assigned now that I can help clear up before we get back to work?

Note: Be as clear and concise as possible. Give the employee set instructions and explain each step. Explaining why things are done a certain way often helps employees remember and understand the rationale, instead of just remembering the steps.

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