Believe me…?

March 21, 2009

There’s been a whole lot of media on the new Brian Clough film ‘Damned Utd’. Or maybe there isn’t lots, and it is just very well targeted at Brian Clough fans like myself.

Either way, it got me thinking about why his well known quips were taken as justified confidence (albeit slipping into arrogance on occasion). Put briefly- when he said he was the best manager, people believed him.

Conviction counts.

Clearly that matters for anyone in the media spotlight. But is it soemthing you can coach? After al, in sport you have ‘confidence’ players. Is there such a thing as a ‘conviction’ spokesperson, who becomes more or less credible? (Clearly politicians are something of an exception).

This is moe of a thought than a statement. Interested in anyone else’s views.

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