Conservative colleagues have described her tendency to micromanage the Home Office, something which would be impossible to do in her new role.
There is a chronic tendency among people in senior roles to default to micromanagement, not leadership, during times of uncertainty. Brexit, a possible recession, and a terror threat mean she will have to adapt her style of leadership, or risk becoming overstretched.
In times of uncertainty, leaders must focus on mobilising their organisations and the talent within them to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Here’s why micromanagement is so damaging, and how leaders can avoid it.