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When matters

When matters

If you’re fresh in the morning then do the difficult meetings then. Choose the time that’s best for you. If you generally are dozy after lunch, then consider…

cindytonkin December 7, 2017
Leverage your technical experts

Leverage your technical experts

Are you getting the most out of your technical expert consulting teams? Your data scientists, data analysts, market researchers, the trusted advisors who give your…

cindytonkin July 24, 2017
Don't quit yet!

Don't quit yet!

If you hate your boss, love your expertise, and have the urge, more about the pros and cons of being a consultant.

cindytonkin November 27, 2016
Saying no is the hardest lesson

Saying no is the hardest lesson

Was talking to a client about my Make No Sound like Yes program today. Initially, when I tell people about this program they say “But you shouldn’t say…

cindytonkin November 10, 2016
Charts Matter

Charts Matter

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/05/telling-the-truth-with-charts.html

cindytonkin December 23, 2015
Know your boss’ boss’ buttons

Know your boss’ boss’ buttons

You can help your boss by knowing their boss’ buttons. You may not want to share your tools, but you can share your influencing patterns. Feel free to type as…

cindytonkin December 22, 2015
Grow up: Accept the consequences of your actions

Grow up: Accept the consequences of your actions

So you decided to have kids. You’ll have some days that you won’t be at work. So you decided to go part-time. You’ll miss out on some stuff. You took this…

cindytonkin December 21, 2015
Regularly review your own progress

Regularly review your own progress

You don’t have to wait for your boss to tell you what you’re doing right or wrong. Seek feedback from yourself Seek feedback from your peers Seek feedback from…

cindytonkin December 20, 2015
Fit in and stick out

Fit in and stick out

I’ve written many articles about the importance and how to of rapport. The trick is to be able to create rapport consciously so that you can also break it: no…

cindytonkin December 19, 2015
Make the relationships before you need them

Make the relationships before you need them

Do it while you’re fresh. Ask advice willy nilly. Make the relationships before you need them. Willi was head of HR in a major public sector agency. She had teenage…

cindytonkin December 18, 2015
Get to know the right people

Get to know the right people

If you need to have a “role” to be comfortable introducing yourself, then get a job on the social club, be part of the Special Interest Group greeting party,…

cindytonkin December 17, 2015
You need mavens

You need mavens

Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point outlined a type of person really important in networking: the Mavens. They know who knows what. You need to know a maven. They…

cindytonkin December 16, 2015
You need connectors

You need connectors

The other type of person Gladwell considered important to your network are connectors: people who know lots of people and keep in touch with them. They need to know…

cindytonkin December 15, 2015
Networking isn’t sleazing

Networking isn’t sleazing

Networking isn’t sleazing. This tip exists for two reasons: Don’t be sleazy when you network. You know who you are. If you network and are helpful to others…

cindytonkin December 14, 2015
Look for sameness: celebrate the differences

Look for sameness: celebrate the differences

Appreciate what’s the same about you and your team, your colleagues and your boss. Whatever you have in common makes for the rapport that allows them to trust…

cindytonkin December 13, 2015
Find your allies

Find your allies

Know who’s on your side. Have lunch with them. Buy them a coffee occasionally. Keep the relationship for when you might need it. Ask their advice. Make them feel…

cindytonkin December 12, 2015
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