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Gender Politics

Gender Politics

Men and women are different. We know that. But what are the blind spots?

cindytonkin November 1, 2017
Psychopaths abound

Psychopaths abound

So you thought your boss was difficult. Is he or she actually a psychopath? Read about the high percentage of psychopaths in senior corporate life here. Then if…

cindytonkin September 27, 2017
Soft skills, political acumen, better job

Soft skills, political acumen, better job

I have been working hard recently on defining political acumen. There’s a lot in common between Political Acumen and Leadership skills (in fact leadership…

cindytonkin August 30, 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
Tips on psychopaths in the workplace

Tips on psychopaths in the workplace

Psychopaths are never fun. Especially if you rely on them for work instructions, performance appraisals or day-to-day survival. Many of my clients have had to deal…

cindytonkin May 1, 2017
Difficult questions

Difficult questions

You stand at the front of a room, you lead a change process, you ask people to do something new. You’re going to get questions. Sometimes you don’t want…

cindytonkin March 1, 2017
I can't say no to my colleague

I can't say no to my colleague

I can’t say no. That’s what it feels like when a colleague asks for help. Saying no to clients is hard, as I’ve discussed before here. Saying no…

cindytonkin February 9, 2017
Narcissists 101

Narcissists 101

Narcissism is on the rise. It’s all about them. And it can drive you crazy when you need help, want to get something done or just be real. Here’s how…

cindytonkin November 2, 2016
Great Body Language

Great Body Language

Most people are unaware of their body language. Hey, most people are unaware of many of the things that other people use to judge, categorise and navigate dealing…

cindytonkin July 6, 2016
You gotta say what THEY think

You gotta say what THEY think

There’s a lot of pressure on a hostage negotiator. Pressure to make the guy with the hostages do what the negotiator wants. There’s a lot of pressure…

cindytonkin May 15, 2016
Talent: adaptability, resilience, passion

Talent: adaptability, resilience, passion

Talent is about adaptability, passion and resilience. Talent Matters Most – Pay Attention is the article. Notice that this is content-independent. It’s…

cindytonkin March 5, 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
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