Leader is a descriptor getting thrown around more than ever. This includes the automatic assumption that every CEO or senior executive is a leader. Many have just navigated their way into these positions through a variety of intriguing maneuvers. How to suss them out and separate the leaders from the posers? Check the micromanagement tendency, which is an earmark of two things: not listening and improper focus. On their own, these factors can send organizations in the wrong direction as well as signal bigger issues with the executive. In the toolkit of the micromanager, they can be devastating.