The hardest thing a manager has to learn is to ask herself the question, “Will the change I’m about to ask for make this better. . .or just different?” Micromanagers ALWAYS think more about the change than the improvement. Smart managers pick their battles – and have a clear reason why they think a suggested change will improve the work. Better is always, well, better. But think about the difference and then think twice before asking for changes for change’s sake.