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Signs you have a political acumen problem in your team

Signs you have a political acumen problem in your team

If you answer yes to three or more of these questions then you have a political acumen problem in your team. Does your boss sometimes ambush you with things…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter Data People makes your team easier to manage gives them skills to keep their stakeholders happier makes sure they spend their time solving the…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
Saying no really nicely

Saying no really nicely

There are so many things that we COULD be doing with our time. I always say that time management is a political issue, meaning that putting our time where others…

Cindy Tonkin December 14, 2017
What to say when you’re asked to work for free

What to say when you’re asked to work for free

The "potential client" says that you'll get "great exposure" if you do this consulting gig for them for free. Do you say yes? Do you say no? Should you be offended?…

Cindy Tonkin September 27, 2017
I can't say no to my colleague

I can't say no to my colleague

I can't say no. That's what it feels like when a colleague asks for help. Saying no to clients is hard, as I've discussed before here. Saying no to your colleagues…

Cindy Tonkin February 9, 2017
Hell Yeah! or no

Hell Yeah! or no

Since I've started collecting things about how to make a "no" sound more like a "yes" for this program, I've come across a treasure trove of reasons you sometimes…

Cindy Tonkin February 8, 2017
Saying No is a power...

Saying No is a power...

"I think power is having the freedom to say no to something you don't want to do. Feeling like you can say without any negative repercussions is an important kind…

Cindy Tonkin January 23, 2017
You gotta say no sometimes!

You gotta say no sometimes!

We all must say "NO" to our clients sometimes. But how we say it, and why we choose to do so should be something we have determined in advanced. Strategy in Business…

Cindy Tonkin November 22, 2016
Saying no is the hardest lesson

Saying no is the hardest lesson

Was talking to a client about my Make No Sound like Yes program today. Initially, when I tell people about this program they say "But you shouldn't say no". With…

Cindy Tonkin November 10, 2016
The Consultant who always said "yes"

The Consultant who always said "yes"

Whenever I working with smart consultants in my "Make NO sound like YES" program, there are always a few consultants in the room who say they don't ever say no. They…

Cindy Tonkin May 9, 2016