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 …

Networking and butter fish curry

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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?

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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 …

I assume you know what I mean…….

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Let’s face it; we all have a tendency to make assumptions from time to time, about people and about situations. Our assumptions come from all sorts of things – our experiences, other people’s experiences, the media, current jokes, hearsay, even films and books. Let me share a couple of personal examples. When I was at school, my friend Sarah’s older …

3 ways to stay motivated despite movable deadlines

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It is important to know how to find self motivation when you are dealing with unstructured timetables and deadlines that can change from one moment to the next. Unstructured time and changing deadlines can be very frustrating and can cause motivation to dwindle away. Motivation can also sometimes be difficult to recover in these types of situations unless we can …