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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …