The legendary Dutch football coach Rinus Michels passed away this week aged 77.
While much has been written about his tactical innovations it is perhaps his man management that deserves a fitting last word. Rudi Krol who played for him summed up his genius thus: “Most of all he gave you a freedom. You never went on the pitch weighed down by what you had to do. He recognised your ability and gave you some respect that you would do the right thing.”
A leadership philosophy that we can all aspire to.