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Finding resilience when facing conflicting demands

In the current climate it couldn’t be more important to have the kind of personal resilience and self-belief that allows you to roll with the times and to overcome set-backs. Imagine you are a bridge, let’s say Tower Bridge – a strong structure, able to withstand the weight and movement of almost constant traffic. Now, …

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Kentish and Co. team catch up in London

The Kentish and Co. team met up in Westminster to welcome some new faces and have a catch up on our various projects. We also had a great brainstorm, discussing experiences and ideas we’d had so far this year, and sharing our insights with each other. The Passage meeting venue We met at The Passage, …

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Finding resilience when facing conflicting demands

In the current climate it couldn’t be more important to have the kind of personal resilience and self- belief that allows you to roll with the times and to overcome set-backs. Imagine you are a bridge, let’s say Tower Bridge – a strong structure, able to withstand the weight and movement of almost constant traffic. …

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Giving confident and powerful presentations – our top 5 tips

You’ve been asked to give a presentation – that’s great news! You might not be thinking that right now, but trust me, this is your chance to shine. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t like presenting very much. All it takes is a little preparation, some practice, and a winning mindset. Read on …

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Give me a second chance

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 …

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Learning to let go and delegate

David Kentish, director at the people change experts, Kentish and Co, gives us their four rules of how to let go and delegate. Rule 1. Don’t be a control freak: No-one can do this the way I do it or want it to be done This was my mantra when we first started our business in 2008. …

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Be like the Royals

Many companies or managers don’t seem to feel it’s necessary to get their staff involved before making public announcements, maybe because they don’t see the value in it. We have clients who are shocked to read in the press or on social media that they have a new CEO or are being acquired or merged. …

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Small steps, great leaps

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. …

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Women in FM Question Time

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 …

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