Give me a second chance

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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 …

It’s a Yorkshire thing (with thanks to Simon Fogg)

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I kind of remember always wanting to learn how to build a dry-stone wall, but perhaps I made up that memory? It may have been a more recent urge, but nevertheless I found myself, last June, on the outskirts of Sheffield. There were four of us and the farmer, truth be told we were four townies who looked horrified to …

Benefits of acting classes to build, strengthen your team

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By Liz Kentish This article originally appeared in firstwomen.co.uk. Who hasn’t felt bored, frustrated and disengaged while sitting in a stuffy training room watching one PowerPoint presentation after another? With this type of theory-based training, people go back to their day job and immediately forget what they’ve learned. The same can be said about team building activities. If we’re forced to …

Women in FM Question Time

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FM might still be a male-dominated profession, but it’s a mistake to think that male FMs don’t understand what it’s like to be in the minority. At the recent Women in FM Question Time event #askwifm, each of the panellists, had to say something about themselves that very few people knew. Ross Abbate, MD of Macro, delighted the 40-strong audience …

Mother and home work versus the facilities manager

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Whilst I take a short breather over a cool glass of wine on a Sunday evening, I reflect on the previous week’s events in my role as a mother whose recent work-life was within FM. In both roles I have facilitated my client currently my partner (and service user children) in focusing on the supportive functions in their lives. My …

Inspiration from Rocky Balboa

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Last week I was reminded of this scene from Rocky, and I wanted to share it with you. It might just give you a little inspiration when you need it most. “But somewhere along the line you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good, and when things …