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Looking for a job

Looking for a job

Looking for a job is tricky. Try these tips. Know your outcome Decide what you want to do next. What’s your “brand”? What are you already known…

Cindy Tonkin September 26, 2018
Promote yourself

Promote yourself

Self-promotion is an essential soft skill. Hiding your light under a bushel may be polite, humility is all well and good, but it doesn’t get you the promotion,…

Cindy Tonkin September 25, 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

Interesting whitepaper from the Institute of Analytics Professionals. I know that I’m skewed towards the importance of soft skills in the decision sciences,…

Cindy Tonkin August 30, 2018
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
Job interview or audition?

Job interview or audition?

Are you going to a job interview, or are you auditioning for the job? An audition is where you present yourself in as best a light as possible In this fascinating…

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
Gatekeepers and such

Gatekeepers and such

Gatekeepers can make or break your consultancy assignment: gatekeepers are usually authorised to say “no” to you, but not necessarily to say “yes”.…

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
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