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How a Manager Inspires The Team...

 11th Apr 2022


Watching Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp during today’s Man City-Liverpool match was fascinating.

I don’t doubt the managers’ technical skills.

But what strikes me more than anything is the sheer energy and ‘connection’ they bring in seeking to inspire their players.

Consistent with footage I’ve seen of them behind-the-scenes too.

By contrast, I remember watching a documentary of a vastly inferior manager deliver a dull-as-ditchwater slide presentation to a squad of players who looked like they were at a funeral.

The team was subsequently relegated.

Yes of course big budgets make a difference. But then top managers are expensive too. And for a reason.

Because beyond functional competence, the value of any manager/leader’s capacity genuinely to inspire their team?


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One of the best investments in personal development I had at BP was to engage Simon Bucknall as a personal public speaking coach. He was phenomonal and key to my moving from being a very nervous public speaker to a strong and confident one.


 Joe Little, Self-employed, Former CTO - Senior Technology Consultant at BP

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