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Steering in the right direction

Mike Bennett; Principle Partner

Michael BennettMichael Bennett has spent his career in Construction, Brewing and Consulting. Beginning as a Construction Management Indentured Pupil I progressed through a series management positions, culminating with the role of Divisional Managing Director.

Success in this field eventually led to an appointment as Executive Assistant to the CEO where I was deployed as the group specialist in business restructure and process reengineering , with particular emphasis on staff selection, motivation and development.

5 years were then spent with Whitbread PLC as their London & South East Property Director, responsible for the repair and refurbishment of some 1700 pubs.

This career journey has built a huge reservoir of practical knowledge as to the various stages an organisation can go through as it makes the journey from surviving to thriving; and often back again.

It has created a wide and deep understanding as to the key drivers of individual and team performance; particularly when taking people through adversity and personal challenge.

These experiences have also allowed me to collect a portfolio of tools, techniques and processes to quickly bring clarity to any issue; and lay the foundation for improvement or resolution.

Coaching and mentoring Chief Executives and Senior Directors, planning, and facilitating complex meetings at a senior level for the last 25 years has helped me acquire a clear understanding of the critical success factors for organisations as varied as Local Government, Education, Manufacturing, Media, Research and Insurance.

However, in recent years my personal focus has been on the coaching and development of First Line Managers, who I believe are the key to raising productivity in any organisation. Invariably, First Line Managers are always responsible for the greatest number of individuals in any organisation. Therefore, nominal investment in these individuals has huge benefits for the all stakeholders.

I believe that regular structured engagement between Managers and their Team Members is the foundation of successful endeavour, which caused me to create one2onetracker. This is a cloud based management tool which enables employee engagement to be recorded in a simple and yet structured way, through routine reviews and mutually agreed objectives.

Senior management set the direction and light the way.
First Line managers create traction, productivity and profit is a consequence of their day to day leadership. In my view they shape the days output of the organisation more than anyone else.

Clients have included, BBC, Siemens, Thales, Esterline, Meggitt, Fluor Daniel Inc, Cunningham Lindsey, Fortnum & Mason, Kent CC, and Airbus UK; I have worked on assignments throughout the UK, Europe and the US.

Mike Bennett