Directed Opportunism

Moltke (1800–1891) developed auftragstaktik, which slipped into English as mission command, and is called directed opportunism by Stephen Bungay.1 The principles are:

  1. Decide what really matters
  2. Get the message across
  3. Give people space and support

1 Stephen Bungay, Moltke – Master of Modern Management, The European Financial Review, April-May 2011.

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