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Five Loaves, Two Fishes and Six Chicken Nuggets by Barry Gibbons

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29. I’m all ears

It is generally accepted that communicating and delegating are two of the critical skills needed by any modern business leader – whether the organisation be small, medium, large or American. It is also generally accepted that most people who ascend the leadership ladder need training in both at some stage. I certainly did. I attended a top business school.

Where I lost the plot was when I found out that nothing I learned in business school on those two subjects proved to be of any practical use to me. Most of what I learned about delegation came from soccer – notably when I stopped playing and tried to run a (junior) team from the sidelines. But that’s for another day, another chapter. Today I’m going to talk about the source ...

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