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

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

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Jan Höglund has over 35 years of experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog where he shares his reading, book reviews, and learning.

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