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Elon Musk’s micromanagement style could be a risk for his business

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the third-richest man — but he’s still prone to make some poor leadership decisions. 
  • Musk is notorious for being a micromanager, and he told The New York Times on Monday that he “can’t find people to delegate to.” 
  • Micromanagement in general is bad for business and can lead to wasted time, money, and high executive-turnover rates.
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To say that Elon Musk has a lot on his plate would be an understatement. But he’s not planning on changing that anytime soon. 

In a New York Times podcast released Monday, the Tesla CEO said he delegates tasks on a limited basis and does most of the major work he needs himself. 

“If investors in Tesla knew the full scope of all the things I do at Tesla, they would be quite concerned,” Musk told the journalist Kara Swisher. “Not because

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