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Train your data science team: 6 ways to muck it up

Train your data science team: 6 ways to muck it up

Training your data science team is tough. They are already fabulously smart. Making them smarter, faster and nicer is hard. It needs focus determination and the…

Cindy Tonkin September 6, 2018
Nudging

Nudging

How do you get people to do what is good for them? How do you help them make a choice that works for you and for them? It's all about the nudge. This McKinsey…

Cindy Tonkin September 3, 2018
Skills Matter

Skills Matter

Skills matter: I know that I'm skewed towards the importance of soft skills in the decision sciences. It's important that clients understand the potential of data.…

Cindy Tonkin August 30, 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 believe…

Cindy Tonkin August 18, 2018
Culture codes

Culture codes

I really loved the Culture Code, Dan Coyle's recent book. In this podcast he summarises the important ideas around creating psychological safety which he outlines…

Cindy Tonkin August 18, 2018
Leaders come in early as a coach, not late as a judge

Leaders come in early as a coach, not late as a judge

The most effective leaders set review dates not just due dates. This allows them to come in early as a coach, not late as a judge. It gives the person doing…

Cindy Tonkin July 21, 2018
Office Politics: The other side

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
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 on…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2018
Leaders in Analytics

Leaders in Analytics

Last night I listened to a panel of Analytics Leaders at IAPA. Matt Kuperholz, Chief Data Scientist, PwC who was the number 1 leader said this: It's our problem…

Cindy Tonkin June 20, 2018
Accepting compliments

Accepting compliments

I've been delivering a one day Leadership Essentials program for the human enterprise for about a year now. One of the features of the program is pointing out…

Cindy Tonkin June 14, 2018