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History Lessons by Jonathan Gifford

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Creating opportunities is a bit like the elusive skill of making your own luck. No manager can achieve everything by themselves. Creating opportunities is a different skill from that of successful delegation or of genuinely empowering team members. Once the team is empowered, they need chances that they can take, opportunities that they can exploit. A really good manager helps to create these opportunities—and a really well-run team eventually begin to create their own opportunities, which is when the whole thing really begins to take off.

We all recognize this in sport. When a team is playing at its best, with every player making the best use ...

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