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The theme for WMB’s 13th annual Conference & Awards is ‘The Power of Opportunity’

The ‘Father of Management Theory’, Peter Drucker said: “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

Here at WMB we believe that opportunity is linked to a state of mind – the more positive you are, the more opportunities are likely to come your way.   Winston Churchill shared this belief when he said: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

There’s no doubt that rising the career ladder or setting up in business brings with it challenges, degrees of self-doubt and an awful lot of hard work!  However, both paths will bring opportunities – all you need to do is recognise them and then be brave enough to run with them when they appear.

So next time when you’re faced with a difficult dilemma, turn it on its head – turn it into an opportunity.  Having this frame of mind is having ‘The Power of Opportunity”.  And remember Michelle Obama’s words:

“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”