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Just notice

Just notice

Bosses who pay attention get dividends. If your manager ignores you, there is a 40% chance that you will be actively disengaged or filled with hostility about your…

Cindy Tonkin October 4, 2018
Leadership course and footy

Leadership course and footy

Today's AFL grand final day in Victoria. Loved this tiny section of an article about why the current teams are winning. I'm not a footy fan, a friend pointed this…

Cindy Tonkin September 29, 2018
Trust and how to build it

Trust and how to build it

Psychological safety depends on trust. This TED talk from Francis Frei on the mechanics of building trust relies on a lovely triangular model (so much better…

Cindy Tonkin September 27, 2018
Trust

Trust

Psychological trust seems to be a strong buzzword at the moment. In this podcast interview Tobi Lutke, founder of Spotify speaks about trust and other things. Here…

Cindy Tonkin September 27, 2018
Train your data science team: 6 ways to muck it up

Train your data science team: 6 ways to muck it up

Training your data science team is tough.¬†They are already fabulously smart. Making them smarter, faster and nicer is hard. It needs focus determination and the…

Cindy Tonkin September 6, 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
Culture codes

Culture codes

I really loved the Culture Code, Dan Coyle's recent book. In this podcast he summarises the important ideas around creating psychological safety which he outlines…

Cindy Tonkin August 18, 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 a "higher…

Cindy Tonkin July 18, 2018
Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter Data People makes your team easier to manage gives them skills to keep their stakeholders happier makes sure they spend their time solving the…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
Sell creativity and cross-pollination

Sell creativity and cross-pollination

How to sell creativity at work when no one thinks they need it? And how to cross-pollinate your own work. Other posts on creativity in this blog: Distraction…

Cindy Tonkin February 8, 2017