Micromanagers: The Relationship Between Fear and Control

Available for Interviews: Roger Hall

Dr. Roger Hall has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is an Executive Coach to entrepreneurs and leaders, and is an in-demand public speaker throughout North America.


What Dr. Roger Hall can say in an interview about: 
The Relationship Between Fear & Control:

Exploring Fear & ContRol

  • Why people are micromanagers.
  • If you’ve ever had a micromanaging boss, that boss is likely to have been very afraid.
  • Fear and control are inextricably linked.

  • Fear leads to control or information gathering.
  • The more I fear something the more I desire to have control.
  • We see this in how we walk our dogs and how we interact with our children our coworkers and our families.
  • Why we have leashes for our dogs. 
  • When I don’t have control, I switch to “information gathering.”
  • We see this in behavior on railroad platforms and television watching. 
  • Why people watch the weather channel.
  • Looking down the track. What people do while waiting for the train.
  • Control—you will never trust until you do the terrifying thing and let go of the leash.


    1.  Understanding what a controlling person fears will help you to act to reduce their fear.  
    2. If you are a controlling person, knowing what you fear will be only the first step in becoming less controlling.


Interview: Roger Hall

Roger Hall, PhD, a business psychologist, executive coach, national speaker and author of Staying Happy Being Productive: The Big 10 Things Successful People Do and Expedition. He trains entrepreneurs, professionals, and business leaders to monitor and manage their thinking for peak performance.

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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