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Games to play at offsites

Games to play at offsites

You’ve been asked to find some games for your team’s next offsite. Here are 5 that might work. You’ll find a download of more games (with more explanation)…

Cindy Tonkin September 26, 2018
Mind is flat

Mind is flat

Fascinating podcast from Second City Works (Kelly Leonard) and Nicholas Chater, a behavioural scientist, author of the book The Mind is Flat. Nicholas doesn’t…

Cindy Tonkin August 18, 2018
Improv: Noisy Group Mindfulness

Improv: Noisy Group Mindfulness

I love to improvise. I really do believe it keeps my brain young, it asks me to pay attention in ways that nothing else does. I use it with clients to warm them…

Cindy Tonkin July 5, 2018
Improv in business

Improv in business

I’m an avid improviser. So happy to listen to Kelly Leonard on hoomans podcast talk about how improv transfers to other human behaviours besides improvising…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2018
Distraction Fear Creativity

Distraction Fear Creativity

Is fear a trigger for creativity, or a trigger for you to shut down? Should you ask people to turn off their phones in a meeting or not, and if so will it make a…

Cindy Tonkin June 20, 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
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
One Key To A Happy Team?

One Key To A Happy Team?

Keeping teams happy can be tricky. Will these keys work for your team? Storytelling Talk about what makes them happy: try the Perma model (Positive emotions, Engagement,…

Cindy Tonkin April 19, 2018
Improvisation makes your team smarter, faster, nicer

Improvisation makes your team smarter, faster, nicer

Improv is now a subject in MBAs, a way to improve field service, scientific endeavour, team work in hospitals and more. Here are some links: three ways improv can…

Cindy Tonkin April 4, 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