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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
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
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
Tactics to Influence: Get what you want!

Tactics to Influence: Get what you want!

You want to get what you want. If you don’t already have it then what you’re doing is not going to get it for you. You know that the definition of insanity…

cindytonkin July 12, 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
Dressing for Success still works

Dressing for Success still works

Notching up your dress standards does make a difference: New studies suggest that when workers wear nicer clothes, they achieve more. Why Dressing for Success Leads…

cindytonkin January 21, 2017
How to look more popular

How to look more popular

The outcomes of some cool research on what makes people look more popular in photos Stop watching at 3:50, because it’s just an ad for her program. Here are…

cindytonkin November 14, 2016
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
Culture eats strategy for breakfast

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is if the culture isn’t aligned with it. And when your culture IS aligned with strategy, then things magically happen.…

cindytonkin January 12, 2016
What you take off matters

What you take off matters

What clothing you take off during the day, in meetings, while presenting, while working at your computer, matters. Taking off a tie, a jacket and rolling up your…

cindytonkin October 28, 2015
Consciously assess your status relationships

Consciously assess your status relationships

Neurological research tells us that one of the first things we assess when entering a room is status: where we fit in compared to the rest of the room. We don’t…

cindytonkin October 27, 2015
What others are wearing matters

What others are wearing matters

It’s not all about you. There is a consulting adage that you should dress as well as your most senior client. In organisations they suggest you wear the clothes…

cindytonkin October 27, 2015
Managing anger the smart way

Managing anger the smart way

We all get angry. (I get angry all the time). And I know it clouds my judgement. We know that making decisions when angry is not a good idea. This post from Eric…

cindytonkin October 11, 2015
Why Karaoke will give you success at work

Why Karaoke will give you success at work

Karaoke can make you look foolish. But showing your vulnerabilities can work to make you more popular. See this excellent post from Barking up the Wrong Tree which…

cindytonkin October 5, 2015
Self-promotion... the tricks

Self-promotion... the tricks

Humblebragging, the right way. Source: The Braggart’s Dilemma: How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk

cindytonkin August 16, 2015
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