10 no-nonsense great performance tips

Motivated And Competent pride ourselves on being pragmatic, purposeful (no-nonsense and having fun with a serious intent) and really focused on raising people’s performance. This involves changing people’s performance mix; their ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’. So here are some quick, simple tips to implement performance boosting ideas. They’re all proven ideas which lead to action […]

The one thing you can do to be happier and more successful

Focused, achievers strike me as being amongst the happiest people I meet as I observe people (including the learning and development community). Why is this? And how can we all attain greater happiness and success? It strikes me that being consistently focused on what you can influence, the areas of personal and work life where […]

7 things you can do to create successful habits

At this time of year many of us have been thinking about making resolutions for the new year. Often they involve changing our habits. Habits are actions or behaviours that we repeat. Habits and our success (or otherwise) are closely linked: “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” (Jim Rohn) […]

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 […]

Goals, Action Plans and Success

We’ve written before about the importance of planning. Preparation and focus is everything. And this is never truer than when managers are framing Action Plans with their team. It’s no accident that the most successful people set goals. They don’t just dream. They write down, commit to and review progress against their goals. Writing down goals, it is said, transforms […]

That vicious cycle: You can’t decide, and so you don’t act

We all have them; a moment when you’ve turned 30 or 40 . . . or a new year has come around and you’ve decided that you must get fit. You don’t like the way you look or feel and have mentally committed yourself to ‘do something about it’. But you struggle with what to […]