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Inspired by popcorn

Inspired by popcorn

This is something to brighten your day.  Popcorn (the soundtrack) was one of the first songs I learnt to play on my Hammond organ when I was 12, so…

Cindy Tonkin April 17, 2019
Do Technical specialists make for better teams?

Do Technical specialists make for better teams?

I have a weird resistance to the information provided in this Harvard Business Review podcast. The way that they conducted the research doesn't sit well with…

Cindy Tonkin April 14, 2019
What's a good Data scientist?

What's a good Data scientist?

I've been asking that question for a little while now, on my podcast, Smarter Data People: you can listen here.  In my explorations I have also discovered…

Cindy Tonkin April 11, 2019
Humour: higher status and competence

Humour: higher status and competence

Humor, used skillfully, greases the management wheels... it reduces hostility, deflects criticism, relieves tension, improves morale and helps communicate difficult…

Cindy Tonkin April 8, 2019
Inside outside

Inside outside

Trying to make better, more strategic decisions? Trying to break out of the mold of previous behaviours? Trying, even, to build a new paradigm of business? This…

Cindy Tonkin March 14, 2019
Obvious

Obvious

I'm constantly struck with the simplicity of what really works. One of the keys of improvising a scene is to "be obvious": if you have a father and a son and the…

Cindy Tonkin March 4, 2019
70:20:10

70:20:10

70:20:10 Experience: Exposure: Education says 70% of your learning at work should come from experience: actually doing the job. 20% then would come from exposure:…

Cindy Tonkin February 21, 2019
How to make a compelling case

How to make a compelling case

Here are some essential communication skills for making a compelling case. You probably spend a large chunk of your life getting others to things for you. Persuading…

Cindy Tonkin February 1, 2019
Smart people

Smart people

Smart people are everywhere in film. Loved this video which shows some of the ways films portray "smart". This includes: memorising thingssolving a Rubik's…

Cindy Tonkin January 6, 2019
Effective Leaders

Effective Leaders

Effective Leaders don't just happen by accident. This Knowledge Project podcast talks about some of the characteristics of effective leaders. It struck a chord…

Cindy Tonkin December 21, 2018