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Relevant and fun team building for your offsite

Relevant and fun team building for your offsite

Team-building has real benefits. You want what you do at your offiste to have the highest value. You would like it to be both relevant and fun. I’ve been hanging…

Cindy Tonkin May 1, 2018
In person is 34 x times better than email

In person is 34 x times better than email

Harvard Business Review says it’s 34 times more effective to ask for something face-to-face than by email. Here’s a summary of the research. It’s…

Cindy Tonkin April 4, 2018
Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams in Financial Services

Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams in Financial Services

There are five key problems for data scientist consulting teams in financial services right now. The key problems work around the acronym FLAWS: Free resource Lacking…

Cindy Tonkin February 22, 2018
Signs you need Smarter Data People

Signs you need Smarter Data People

Your direct reports’ out of office messages name you as the person to speak to if something goes wrong while they’re away. You’re wondering if you could ever…

Cindy Tonkin January 26, 2018
Are you smart enough to read this post? Why small talk is important

Are you smart enough to read this post? Why small talk is important

This is a primer on office politics for geeks and technical people. If you’re not smart enough to read this post, then move on! I have been working with data…

Cindy Tonkin January 24, 2018
Saying no really nicely

Saying no really nicely

There are so many things that we COULD be doing with our time. I always say that time management is a political issue, meaning that putting our time where others…

Cindy Tonkin December 14, 2017
Managing your time is a political issue

Managing your time is a political issue

I have never yet heard a coaching client say “I have so much time, please give me something to do” (well if I did it wouldn’t be for very long,…

Cindy Tonkin December 7, 2017
Get people to like you

Get people to like you

You know that I’m big on rapport, and I’m an improviser so I say “yes and”. This is a useful article giving you some basics in getting people…

Cindy Tonkin November 20, 2017
I can't say no to my colleague

I can't say no to my colleague

I can’t say no. That’s what it feels like when a colleague asks for help. Saying no to clients is hard, as I’ve discussed before here. Saying no…

Cindy Tonkin February 9, 2017
Saying No is a power...

Saying No is a power...

“I think power is having the freedom to say no to something you don’t want to do. Feeling like you can say without any negative repercussions is an important…

Cindy Tonkin January 23, 2017