The real truth lies in ensuring that you reach the door with good timing, if you get there too soon you may not reach the potential offered, and too late and the door may be shut and you miss the chance to grasp new opportunities.
Alex Ferguson and Wayne Bennett are perfect examples of brilliant success, coaching and leadership. They undoubtably have amazingly successful records as coaches but for me there real qualities came with knowing how to manage a superstar and knowing how to show them the door with brilliant timing. Perhaps the champions themselves knew the time was right, but Wayne Bennett had to let Wally Lewis, Alfie Langer, and Gordon Tallis go, some went on to other clubs but he had to make the hard calls. Ferguson let Beckham go and has let many many greats go, yet he continues to win.
Wayne Bennett also knew it was time to go himself, to freshen, to rejuvenate, and to seek new challenges, this for me was a touch of class, he knew his time was up.
What's the point of this blog?
Probably : Be aware
Timing is everything
Opportunities exist everywhere, on both sides of the door.
If the boss is a lunatic light up the door with strobe lights he might blindly walk towards it.