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Checking for understanding

Checking for understanding

This Dan Pink  interview on Tim Ferriss' podcast has some useful things around writing and particularly on writing speeches. Dan suggests a useful question to…

Cindy Tonkin May 14, 2018
Useful tools for consulting

Useful tools for consulting

Consulting tools that can help you be better at consulting? I'll help you! Here are some of the consulting tools in my collection: With no sign up, you can…

Cindy Tonkin April 12, 2018
The Podcast

The Podcast

I'm working on Smarter Data People: a podcast. I'm talking to data science leaders about how they work smarter, faster and nicer. Click here to listen. This…

Cindy Tonkin April 4, 2018
Better Ways to Negotiate

Better Ways to Negotiate

You get what you negotiate. Whether you're negotiating a deadline, bed time or a speeding fine, it's always useful to have some new strategies. Firstly,…

Cindy Tonkin March 17, 2018
Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams

Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams

There are five key problems for data scientist consulting teams right now. The key problems work around the acronym FLAWS: Free resourceLacking contextAll…

Cindy Tonkin February 22, 2018
Office Politics: How to know if this hill is worth dying on

Office Politics: How to know if this hill is worth dying on

Office Politics comes with the territory: how to know if the hill is worth dying on Office politics can seem like war. If that’s what it feels like to you today,…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Get More Value for Your Training

Get More Value for Your Training

Make the most of your training time and money by whipping your team into a state of joyful anticipation before it begins! Less than 10% of an ordinary training…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Saying Sorry is an art

Saying Sorry is an art

Saying sorry is an art. We’ve all been there when something goes wrong. Your team doesn't follow a procedure, or made a basic error. You slipped past a deadline. You’re…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Seven Good Reasons to Document What You Do*

Seven Good Reasons to Document What You Do*

Here are seven good reasons to document what you do. You’re busy!  You know that you could do some things better, but it’s often hard to know where…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018
Office politics for Technical People (Geeks)

Office politics for Technical People (Geeks)

No one is as smart as you. But smarter doesn’t move you up the ladder. This is a primer on office politics for geeks and technical people. You will have to…

Cindy Tonkin February 13, 2018