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Asking great questions: some notes

Asking great questions: some notes

I’m updating my Asking Great Questions / Excellent questions program. Here are some notes: Listening to this podcast about African engineers designing things…

Cindy Tonkin May 21, 2018
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
A feedback option that works

A feedback option that works

You want to get feedback so you can improve. But it’s hard to take sometimes. Here’s a useful nugget from Seth Godin. He suggests that when we receive…

Cindy Tonkin April 17, 2018
Motivate yourself!

Motivate yourself!

It’s not talent that distinguishes the great from the also-ran. It’s motivation. Here are: three ways to motivate yourself stories to tell yourself to…

Cindy Tonkin April 11, 2018
Do less and obsess - so you gotta say no

Do less and obsess - so you gotta say no

Do less and obsess is the first of 7 principles that top performers have in common in Morten Hansen’s book Work Less Achieve more (podcast here). Here are…

Cindy Tonkin April 5, 2018
Purpose and making money from art?

Purpose and making money from art?

It seems a popular idea that you can do what you love and the money will follow. I’m not certain that it’s actually true. I do know that I love most…

Cindy Tonkin April 3, 2018
Get the best money

Get the best money

You get what you negotiate. This article will help you negotiate salary, benefits, your home loan. How To Negotiate Salary: 5 Secrets Backed By Research And here…

Cindy Tonkin March 19, 2018
Better Ways to Negotiate

Better Ways to Negotiate

You get what you negotiate. Whether you’re negotiating a deadline, bed time or a speeding fine, it’s always useful to have some new strategies. Firstly,…

Cindy Tonkin March 17, 2018
Concentrate (don't multi-task)

Concentrate (don't multi-task)

the more people multitask, the worse they are, not just at other mental abilities, but at multitasking itself. Source: How To Learn How To Think If you’re…

Cindy Tonkin March 15, 2018
Leadership, Levels and History

Leadership, Levels and History

Leadership is not just one thing but many. Here are some different approaches. First, an interesting summary of Drotter's Leadership Pipeline. 6 passages between…

Cindy Tonkin March 10, 2018
Story works

Story works

Story is an integral part of the process of enchanting, beguiling and well, lying. I don’t want you to lie. If you want, however, to make people listen to…

Cindy Tonkin February 27, 2018
Getting more exercise

Getting more exercise

We all know that exercise is good for us. And yet we can de-prioritise it in favour of other stuff. Until we feel like we just don’t have the energy, just…

Cindy Tonkin February 26, 2018
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