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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
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

Office Politics: The other side

We all agree that nasty office politics can be just too hard. Very rarely do we stop and consider the GOOD kind of politics in the office, what Peter Block calls…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 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 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…

Cindy Tonkin May 21, 2018
Procrastination Is Literally Killing You

Procrastination Is Literally Killing You

If you tend to put it off, consider your health. “chronic procrastinators avoid taking care of themselves as much as they should—from going to the doctor…

Cindy Tonkin April 19, 2018
A feedback option that works

A feedback option that works

You want to get feedback so you can improve. But it’s hard to take sometimes. Here’s a useful nugget from Seth Godin. He suggests that when we receive…

Cindy Tonkin April 17, 2018
Four things your boss will never tell you about getting a raise

Four things your boss will never tell you about getting a raise

Four things your boss will never tell you about getting a raise or promotion gives some very useful information. Other secrets you’ll find on this blog: Management…

Cindy Tonkin April 2, 2018
You gotta say what THEY think

You gotta say what THEY think

There’s a lot of pressure on a hostage negotiator. Pressure to make the guy with the hostages do what the negotiator wants. There’s a lot of pressure…

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…

Cindy Tonkin March 10, 2018