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Author Archive: cinquijano

Relevance and ODNE: This year’s conference and highlights

It wasn’t really Bolton, but a 5 mins cab ride from a station called Bromley Cross. I was staying at a friend’s house in Manchester so commuted up both mornings to connect with my OD tribe. This year the review may seem slightly biased as I was part of the organisation committee but in reality …

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People at the Heart of Business

This was the brilliant title of the conference that was held by Engage for Success last week. It was truly a great event filled with inspiration, tips and nuggets of knowledge from a variety of perspectives. Those who follow me on Twitter would have seen me Tweeting my top end of the talk nuggets for …

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Why I volunteer for Engage for Success

It was December when I first thought about writing this post… and yes like it sometimes happens I had productively procrastinated until today. I sit here, with exactly one month to go for our conference and am thinking back to the very first one in 2012. As a human in the workplace I always have …

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It’s the little things

This phrase sums up my key takeaways from the inspiring line up of speakers at the ORC International Employee Engagement Conference, “Engaging People, Enhancing Performance”. The stories told by senior leaders within their organisations really brought the simplicity in most cases of getting engagement right. Many notes were taken on the day and I have …

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That Friday Feeling

It’s been interesting reflecting on employee engagement lately. A few weeks ago my status on LinkedIn was, “Do you have that Friday feeling? Do your employees have it too?” which was meant to start drawing attention to two things: 1) how engaged a leader is will reflect also in their workforce and 2) reminding leaders …

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Short Termism – The new plague

I wrote about this topic a while back (http://wp.me/p4guGT-m) . However, after being a full time entrepreneur for these last 2 weeks, I have come to realise how much this way of thinking is conditioned into us. It is almost like a disease that is really hard to cure, unless we do something about it. …

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From tradition to experimenting new approaches

The second day of the ODN Europe conference was definitely full of food for thought. It was really hard to pick on topic but like a good OD practitioner I found a theme in the thoughts that were going on in my head. I think it was like living the OD journey, honouring the foundation …

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Digital OD

Today has been another great day at Roffey Park at the ODN Europe Conference. We had a great keynote speaker and all the sessions definitely had light bulb moments. I had a bit of reflection time of what I wanted to focus this blog post on, and I decided to focuses it on a very …

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What are you good at?

This is the first instalment from my inspiration and learning points whilst attending the ODN Europe conference here at Roffey Park. They are not just for Organisation Development (OD) practitioners, some of these learning points apply to different aspects on life. Today’s post is a great example of it. Today before the conference we had …

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The problem with authentic leadership

It is the time when people want leaders they can trust. This means leaders who are genuine, human, open, vulnerable and visionary. This all sounds great right? Of course it does! Who wouldn’t follow someone who they could trust and inspired them to a great vision? I know that is what I would love to …

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