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 …

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 …

I think I’m doing OK, but…

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We all know feedback is important. Whether it’s for our development or simply to confirm that we are on the right track, we all need feedback. The 360° system we use invites a selection of people that you work with day to day (usually including your line manager, direct reports, peers, clients and suppliers) to answer a series of questions …

Maximum Impact Coaching

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Do you have a member of your team who is underperforming? Is this affecting the balance and the effectiveness of the team? It’s a difficult situation that has to be addressed and one that needs to be handled carefully for a variety of reasons. If you want to support the individual and if that person has the motivation to break …

Networking and butter fish curry

kentishandco Careers, Coaching, Collaboration, Leadership, Life as an FM, Motivation, Networking, Raising your profile, Top tips 0 Comments

The Vltava river, Karluv bridge, Staromestske sq, Malostranske sq, Astronomical clock and Prazsky castle, all reasons enough to visit the Czech capital, Prague. But when I discovered the annual European Facilities Management Conference (EFMC) was being held in the city this year, I thought of a better reason to make the 400km drive south, networking. As an FM professional living …

What is the shortest word in the English language containing the letters ABCDEF?

kentishandco Coaching, Confidence building, High performing teams, Motivation, Uncategorized 0 Comments

The answer: FEEDBACK Feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication in any relationship, in the workplace or otherwise and it can build or lose trust quickly. As feedback is about clear communication, it’s also a reflection of your company culture. I’ve had a number of conversations recently with clients about “feedback”. Many of them have been given …