At my current workplace, my boss is severely hands-on, so much so that he has practically trained his employees to wait on his decisions and responses for almost everything that they do (while complaining of this fact, but that's another story).
I get it: some people are micromanagers and in some instances, micromanaging may be a good thing. But in this case, regardless of experience, skill, aptitude or otherwise good characteristics, everyone is micromanaged (except for when they aren't, but that's another story).
However, my boss' behavior might be particularly damning to me, given the 'high-level' position I have in our company. Were I to go somewhere else and be expected to hit the ground running, I feel personally that I would find this ingrained behavior hard to shake; e.g., always waiting or asking for approval, not showing initiative or taking the risk to make good assumptions due to those behaviors being punished here.
I think it may be my greatest weakness, and thus my greatest area to improve upon-- making decisions without worrying if they are 'just-so' or 'exactly what was expected, (when that wasn't communicated)', and an area to gain confidence in.
Is this something that I should bring up in an interview, e.g., 'My previous position was one of constant oversight, but now think that this is the right time to try to stretch my wings, and this is the right place'? Should I eventually talk to future employers about this, or HR? Or should I avoid this topic entirely and deal? Any tips on how to nix this behavior in myself?
Thank you all for your time.