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Looking The Part

Looking The Part

I'm a big believer in the importance of image. Often the only thing clients can differentiate consultants on is their intangibles. So the design of your business…

Cindy Tonkin September 11, 2015
Third Space: getting more out of the tiny time

Third Space: getting more out of the tiny time

I recently read Overwhelmed, which showed me that we have a lot more leisure time than we've ever had before, but that we use it badly. Part of it is that the…

Cindy Tonkin July 6, 2015
Yes And

Yes And

Improvising from the perspective of Second City as reviewed by 800-CEO-READ. An interesting idea about diversity in teams and team-building vs ensemble building. Click…

Cindy Tonkin February 20, 2015
Cindy Tonkin articles

Cindy Tonkin articles

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Cindy Tonkin September 14, 2014
Clarity

Clarity

Does your team know where you're headed? Are they aware of the strategic priorities (so that they can make decisions based on what's important to the team, not…

Cindy Tonkin April 28, 2014
Personal shortcomings aren't all bad

Personal shortcomings aren't all bad

I always thought it was best to have NO personal shortcomings as a consultant. That being bullet proof or like teflon as a consultant was a good thing: always…

Cindy Tonkin March 12, 2014
Self-promotion: Get Recognised and Appreciated

Self-promotion: Get Recognised and Appreciated

Self promotion is an essential soft skill in today's corporate world. via GIPHY   Martin's a good manager. He inherited a large call centre with teams…

Cindy Tonkin August 15, 2013
Workplace Peace: Shift Perspectives

Workplace Peace: Shift Perspectives

Workplace peace relies on your ability to shift perspectives. We want peace. You can't make world peace (not alone, anyway), but you can create workplace peace.…

Cindy Tonkin August 13, 2013
Pluralistic Ignorance

Pluralistic Ignorance

Pluralistic ignorance: Sometimes you know the answer, but you don't want to say it out loud, because everyone else seems to think differently. This may be stopping…

Cindy Tonkin May 14, 2013
Innovation: play or make it hard (or both?)

Innovation: play or make it hard (or both?)

Innovation isn't always easy to discover. Here are two different approaches: make it harder, or play more. This article suggests that making an activity harder…

Cindy Tonkin March 7, 2013