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Promoting yourself

Promoting yourself

Promoting yourself is one of the hardest jobs in the planet (almost as hard as re-writing your CV). You want people to know who you are. You’ve heard the…

Cindy Tonkin October 24, 2018
Make no sound and feel like a yes

Make no sound and feel like a yes

If you’re an internal consultant and your work is perceived to be free, you can have major issues with overload. You need to learn how to make no sound like…

Cindy Tonkin October 22, 2018
Get what you want

Get what you want

Get what you want. It isn’t as obvious as you think it might be. This podcast from Shane Parrish, interviewing Chris Voss, former FBI Hostage Negotiator will…

Cindy Tonkin October 10, 2018
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

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…

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