Give me a second chance

kentishandco Behaviour change, Careers, Confidence building, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Mentoring, Reputation, Top tips 0 Comments

There’s been lots of talk recently, particularly on LinkedIn, about judging people, performance management (getting rid of someone) and not giving them a second chance.   I have a story to share, it had such an impact I’m certain it helped shape who I am today. In the 1970s my Dad worked for a motor manufacturer, having worked for them …

The power of mentoring

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With all the training on leadership, communication, collaboration etc. etc. that we do on a daily basis when helping to develop individuals and teams in organisations, I often take for granted the power that the techniques we teach have. At the weekend we went to the O2 for a music festival, (very heavy rock) and while we were there we …

From the tools: The making of a manager?

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Many facilities managers work their way up from a frontline job, while others arrive as fully fledged graduates. FMJ talks to senior FM figures, HR and people-change experts to find out what makes a great manager and leader Traditionally many people in the FM sector have ‘fallen into’ the industry and have ‘risen through the ranks’, working their way up …

Permanent employment vs. going freelance in the FM sector

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Dave Kentish’s response to the question below originally appeared in FMJ. What are the advantages to giving up permanent employment in order to go freelance or to take a fixed-term contract? Is the FM market stable enough to go freelance and are there sufficient opportunities for this in the FM industry? Should you be contemplating a career as an independent …

Kentish and Co featured in Women in Trade & Business Magazine

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“Victoria O’Farrell, Simi Sandhi-Whitaker, Bianca Angelico, Liz Kentish and Cheryl-Anne Sanderson are just a few of the fun, passionate and beautifully spirited women working in facilities management.” Kentish and Co’s very own MD Liz Kentish and associate Victoria O’Farrell are featured in the fantastic Women in Trade & Business Magazine’s Autumn 2016 edition, which is about gratitude. Grateful for that! …

Small steps, great leaps

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David Kentish explains why the former can result in the latter, and help you to reach your career and life goals. Everyone has certain goals they want to achieve, whether they be financial, business, career, family, health, personal development. The list goes on…. Whatever the goal, achieving it may sometimes feel like a daunting prospect. But if you take small …

David Kentish joins People Management Group

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David Kentish, Kentish and Co’s director and co-founder, has joined the committee of the British Institute of Facilities Management’s People Management Special Interest Group (http://www.bifm.org.uk/bifm/groups/sigs/peopma) The group was formed in 2009 to represent the interests of anyone involved in managing people in the facilities management sector. The group’s mission is to ensure that people considerations are built into the fabric …