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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 entertain…

Cindy Tonkin October 10, 2018
Coaching preparation

Coaching preparation

Here are some coaching preparation questions you can ponder if you wish: 1. What do you want your next career move to be? (or if it's easier, what do you NOT…

Cindy Tonkin September 26, 2018
Are we learning from failure (or is it woe poor me?)

Are we learning from failure (or is it woe poor me?)

When things go wrong were you unlucky? Or is there something you can learn? The most quotable quote in this podcast (and there were many) was this: No one ever…

Cindy Tonkin September 11, 2018
Learning-Credibility Tension

Learning-Credibility Tension

New client? You're facing learning-credibility tension. You need to juggle the need to know more about the context with the all-important need to look credible.…

Cindy Tonkin August 18, 2018
From Career Coaches, Unfiltered Feedback

From Career Coaches, Unfiltered Feedback

Benefits, traps and questions to ask coaches for executives and mid-level managers.

Cindy Tonkin August 6, 2018
Better questions: get them to tell you what they don't want to

Better questions: get them to tell you what they don't want to

Here's a great way to get people to tell you what they don't want to. Adam Grant's reference-checking questions for recruitment give them forced choices between…

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 builds resilient teams. The Two Traits of the best problem-solving teams is well worth some time if you're managing a team or trying to change…

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 they…

Cindy Tonkin June 10, 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 this program…

Cindy Tonkin May 21, 2018