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Link it to purpose and people will do more

Link it to purpose and people will do more

This research from Adam Grant on fundraising shows how much more effective it can be to link people’s work to a the people they’re doing it for. Not…

Cindy Tonkin July 18, 2018
They're not idiots, they're just not you

They're not idiots, they're just not you

I’m a fan of using type tools to give teams insight into what often seem like startling facts to them: that behaviours and preferences are kind of predictable…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2018
More and better questions

More and better questions

people don’t somehow understand the link between asking questions and becoming more likable This podcast from Harvard Business Review has some interesting ideas.…

Cindy Tonkin July 5, 2018
Psychological Safety

Psychological Safety

Psychological safety is a really important element in building resilient teams. The Two Traits of the best problem-solving teams is well worth some time if you’re…

Cindy Tonkin June 14, 2018
Asking questions: Getting context

Asking questions: Getting context

Since all meaning is contextual then asking questions is one of the best ways to get to what your clients really want. Or what they really need and don’t know…

Cindy Tonkin June 10, 2018
Technical specialists make for better teams?

Technical specialists make for better teams?

I have a weird resistance to the information provided in this Harvard Business Review podcast. The way that they conducted the research doesn’t sit well with…

Cindy Tonkin May 14, 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
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
In person is 34 x times better than email

In person is 34 x times better than email

Harvard Business Review says it’s 34 times more effective to ask for something face-to-face than by email. Here’s a summary of the research. It’s…

Cindy Tonkin April 4, 2018
Concentrate (don't multi-task)

Concentrate (don't multi-task)

the more people multitask, the worse they are, not just at other mental abilities, but at multitasking itself. Source: How To Learn How To Think If you’re…

Cindy Tonkin March 15, 2018