10 reasons why Sir Alex Ferguson has enjoyed long term success

I was thinking, recently, about what it takes to remain successful, over the long term, at the top level in a competitive, volatile and fast changing world. Then I was amazed to come across this statistic on Twitter (via @theEpicGooner). “Sir Alex Ferguson has outlasted 5 American Presidents, 5 British Prime Ministers, 10 Liverpool, 18 Chelsea […]

Have I Told You Lately?

Great leaders, managers, and considerate people thank and help intuitively, consistently and unprompted. They value those around them. It’s a basic human kindness to deal with people around you in such a personal manner. It personalises what can become, in time and with familiarity, either in our busy and pressured work or personal lives, a […]

The skills behind effective sales, influencing and leadership

In our last blog we examined how in many sales processes the focus is on the seller rather than upon the purchaser, and how the latter make buying decisions. Now we thought we’d turn the attention to how a salesperson (or anyone seeking to influence) ought to behave to ensure they put their customer at […]

What is Leadership and what is Management?

  At Motivated And Competent we often work on management and leadership development programmes with organisations that want to develop their people and improve performance. So we thought we’d share a few key points that illustrate the similarities and crossover between the two as well as differentiating the two. Similarities between the two are often […]

Why great leaders develop and motivate their people

The best leaders are those who recognise that they can’t do and know everything themselves. They appreciate the potential of the people they work amongst. So great leaders develop and motivate their people. Leadership is about helping your people to be the best they can be. Leaders should inspire, animate, and put premium grade rocket fuel […]