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Make Emotions Less Emotional

Make Emotions Less Emotional

When I ran my improv session for the Australasian Facilitators' Network Conference recently, I mentioned that being able to reframe on the fly was especially important…

Cindy Tonkin March 21, 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 your…

Cindy Tonkin February 27, 2018
Selling, being confident and games

Selling, being confident and games

Want to sell an idea? Try this useful book from Dan Pink - To Sell is Human and of course Cialdini's classic: Influence, the Psychology of Persuasion. Cialdini…

Cindy Tonkin January 12, 2018
Away days and offsites

Away days and offsites

Every team needs offsites or away days. We should do offsites and away days more often! At the end of an away day, the team always wants more. They say “We…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
Creativity

Creativity

What are the keys to being creative? How can you get more bang for your creativity buck? There is a lot of research on this, and if you've read Jonah Lehrer's…

Cindy Tonkin November 19, 2017
Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective

Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective

Want a more effective team? One who produces quality work? Storytelling leads to self-awareness. from Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective. And…

Cindy Tonkin November 7, 2017
Eureka Moments

Eureka Moments

Insight is what separates the great from the also ran. It's an essential component of political acumen. It's part of what makes you emotionally intelligent in the…

Cindy Tonkin October 5, 2017
Improv in Business: Working At The Top of Your Intelligence

Improv in Business: Working At The Top of Your Intelligence

Recall that moment when you where your most creative, aware, and tuned into the world around you. Imagine how valuable it would be to harness that state of mind…

Cindy Tonkin July 25, 2017
Get messy

Get messy

Mess makes you more productive (but you won't like it). I notice when helping people change their habits that they'll often talk about how it feels weird, strange…

Cindy Tonkin March 12, 2017
Sell creativity and cross-pollination

Sell creativity and cross-pollination

How to sell creativity at work when no one thinks they need it? And how to cross-pollinate your own work. Other posts on creativity in this blog: Distraction…

Cindy Tonkin February 8, 2017