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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 key ideas related to questions. Talk to me if you'd like to have this program…

Cindy Tonkin May 21, 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…

Cindy Tonkin April 4, 2018
The Podcast

The Podcast

I'm working on Smarter Data People: a podcast. I'm talking to data science leaders about how they work smarter, faster and nicer. Click here to listen. This…

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 of what…

Cindy Tonkin April 3, 2018
Concentrate (don't multi-task)

Concentrate (don't multi-task)

I've been running a leadership program for the past year or so. I do a BIG frame at the beginning about the importance of putting your phone to silent, to off, and/or…

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
Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Building relationships is a vital skill for consultants, both internal and external. Here are some ideas that will keep you thinking. The 6 Golden Rules For…

Cindy Tonkin March 10, 2018
Leading Well: What you say and what you do matters

Leading Well: What you say and what you do matters

It’s a cliché that bosses often say “Do as I say, not as I do”. But of course both matter. Leading well means doing both. Read on to find some new reasons…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Toxic CEO – 7 truths on dealing with them

Toxic CEO – 7 truths on dealing with them

There are many brands of toxic CEO. Your toxic CEO could be a prima donna, a blocker, a cold fish, a lazy bastard or a landmine. There are as many types of toxic…

Cindy Tonkin January 29, 2018
So they say you’re too old…

So they say you’re too old…

So your colleagues or managers say you’re too old and not moving with the times? It’s probably not true. But if there’s a grain of truth to it, Cindy Tonkin…

Cindy Tonkin January 24, 2018