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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
Managing your time is a political issue

Managing your time is a political issue

I have never yet heard a coaching client say “I have so much time, please give me something to do” (well if I did it wouldn’t be for very long,…

cindytonkin December 7, 2017
Get happier

Get happier

The internet is full of research on how to be happier. Take some of these ideas and play with them. Firstly, this research suggests that just noticing the natural…

cindytonkin November 25, 2017
Meaning makes you happy

Meaning makes you happy

It’s not just about doing what you love, it’s about doing what makes your life meaningful. The short version is you need to: Belong to a group Give your…

cindytonkin November 20, 2017
Get people to like you

Get people to like you

You know that I’m big on rapport, and I’m an improviser so I say “yes and”. This is a useful article giving you some basics in getting people…

cindytonkin November 20, 2017
Effective meetings

Effective meetings

The higher you get in an organisation the more time you spend in meetings. While it’s clear that for some just being in the meeting is their job (!), if you’d…

cindytonkin October 15, 2017
Eureka Moments

Eureka Moments

Insight is what separates the great from the also ran. It’s an essential component of political acumen. It’s part of what makes you emotionally intelligent…

cindytonkin October 5, 2017
Breathe, unplug, daydream... to be more productive

Breathe, unplug, daydream... to be more productive

You can be more productive than you are. Here are two different ends of the spectrum: some holistic solutions and a few more practical. Which one appeals to you…

cindytonkin October 3, 2017
Wanna be lucky?

Wanna be lucky?

They say luck is the combination of preparation and opportunity. So 5 Things Super Lucky People Do  is worth a peruse. I especially like number 5: Follow up (follow…

cindytonkin August 28, 2017
You're hijacked

You're hijacked

Pause for Thought: Your attention is your most valuable resource, and it’s being hijacked by technology companies. Tech companies (facebook, youtube, snapchat,…

cindytonkin August 2, 2017
Kill Bad Habits

Kill Bad Habits

It’s one thing to have a bad habit. But if you’re a procrastinator, a gum-chewer, a chocolate addict or a late sleeper how can you make the change you…

cindytonkin July 12, 2017
We're our own worst enemies, right?

We're our own worst enemies, right?

I’ve heard people say that they are their own worst enemies. This research on how we interrupt our own process consistently is evidence of that. We are inefficient…

cindytonkin June 26, 2017
Between jobs?

Between jobs?

Being between assignments is a frequent challenge for consultants and contract workers. Perhaps you’re between assignments, or just between jobs. The same…

cindytonkin May 9, 2017
Secrets to emotional resilience

Secrets to emotional resilience

Emotional resilience gets you through life’s hardest challenges. If you’re going through a hard time at work (or at home), maybe there are some gems…

cindytonkin April 25, 2017
Get some sleep!

Get some sleep!

How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need? And how do you get the right kind? This video summarises sleep research suggesting you need your sleep to function fully. And if…

cindytonkin March 19, 2017
Get messy

Get messy

Mess makes you more productive (but you won’t like it). I notice when helping people change their habits that they’ll often talk about how it feels…

cindytonkin March 12, 2017
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