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Link it to purpose and people will do more

Link it to purpose and people will do more

This research from Adam Grant on fundraising shows how much more effective it can be to link people’s work to a the people they’re doing it for. Not…

Cindy Tonkin July 18, 2018
Recruiting

Recruiting

Recruiting? Looking for a job? If you’re looking for a job Here are some interesting links if you’re looking: top 22 questions for candidates top 6 questions for…

Cindy Tonkin July 15, 2018
They're not idiots, they're just not you

They're not idiots, they're just not you

I’m a fan of using type tools to give teams insight into what often seem like startling facts to them: that behaviours and preferences are kind of predictable…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2018
Better questions: get them to tell you what they don't want to

Better questions: get them to tell you what they don't want to

Here’s a great way to get people to tell you what they don’t want to. Adam Grant’s reference-checking questions for recruitment give them forced…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2018
Job interview or audition?

Job interview or audition?

Are you going to a job interview, or are you auditioning for the job? An audition is where you present yourself in as best a light as possible In this fascinating…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2018

Office Politics: The other side

We all agree that nasty office politics can be just too hard. Very rarely do we stop and consider the GOOD kind of politics in the office, what Peter Block calls…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2018
Emotions: Get finer grained for health and well being!

Emotions: Get finer grained for health and well being!

People who can construct finely-grained emotional experiences go to the doctor less frequently, use medication less frequently, and spend fewer days hospitalized…

Cindy Tonkin July 5, 2018
Why you should take notes by hand

Why you should take notes by hand

Old-fashioned note taking makes information easier to retrieve in your head. Pencil and paper notes are a better synthesised set of ideas than typed notes. Here’s…

Cindy Tonkin July 5, 2018
More and better questions

More and better questions

people don’t somehow understand the link between asking questions and becoming more likable This podcast from Harvard Business Review has some interesting ideas.…

Cindy Tonkin July 5, 2018
Gatekeepers and such

Gatekeepers and such

I love these tips on how to deal with gatekeepers, keep them on side but also get past them.  

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2018