Ugh, I'm sure most of you have experienced a boss who has mentioned how they don't like to micromanage, yet they do a pretty good job micromanaging their employees. You get phrases like, "I'm not here to micromanage, let's hear your thoughts". Of course he listens to words coming out of your mouth, but he doesn't really hear you. When you do get a chance to utter a few syllables you can tell he's already thinking about the next conversation and how he's dying to talk. This is the same person who asks a question in email and if you don't reply in an hour he's going to your boss asking why there's been no response. Umm, there's work to do, the day-to-day shit that helps pay the bills.
If you're this type of manager, you're a pain in the ass. The employees who care about their work and do a good job for the company don't need to be managed in this way. You think you're helping, but trust me, all you're doing is aggravating the good employees. A good manager is fluid in their approach with leadership. Different employees respond to different types of leadership. The only thing you'll succeed in, is driving the good employees to another company. So knock it off!