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Gatekeepers and such

Gatekeepers and such

Gatekeepers can make or break your consultancy assignment: gatekeepers are usually authorised to say “no” to you, but not necessarily to say “yes”.…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2018
Good vs Great Data Scientist

Good vs Great Data Scientist

One of the things that separates a good data scientist from a great data scientist is really that communication with the people who actually do the jobs, who are…

Cindy Tonkin June 28, 2018
Life is not a rehearsal! Start improvising!

Life is not a rehearsal! Start improvising!

You just never know what to expect when you’re dealing with people. Neither work nor life is a rehearsal. Improvisation skills are people skills: Listening,…

Cindy Tonkin May 1, 2018
Useful tools for consulting

Useful tools for consulting

Consulting tools that can help you be better at consulting? I’ll help you! Here are some of the consulting tools in my collection: With no sign up, you can…

Cindy Tonkin April 12, 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
Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Building relationships is a vital skill for consultants, both internal and external. Here are some ideas that will keep you thinking. The 6 Golden Rules For Turning…

Cindy Tonkin March 10, 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
Appreciate, evaluate and advise: which one are you doing?

Appreciate, evaluate and advise: which one are you doing?

A new book from Roger Fisher of Getting to Yes fame on Getting things done when you’re not in charge looks like a good idea if you have time to read it. If…

Cindy Tonkin February 19, 2018
Office Politics: How to know if this hill is worth dying on

Office Politics: How to know if this hill is worth dying on

Office Politics comes with the territory: how to know if the hill is worth dying on Office politics can seem like war. If that’s what it feels like to you today,…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Get attention when you present!

Get attention when you present!

Get attention from people: You have worked for weeks making your presentation just so. You have mined the data, and you know it backwards. You have worked hard to…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018