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Improv in Business: Working At The Top of Your Intelligence

Improv in Business: Working At The Top of Your Intelligence

“Recall that moment when you where your most creative, aware, and tuned into the world around you. Imagine how valuable it would be to harness that state of…

cindytonkin July 25, 2017
Get more from those TED Videos

Get more from those TED Videos

If you like me watch a lot of videos, you’ll be interested in this research on how to make the most of learning from the video medium. The essence of the concept…

cindytonkin July 24, 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
Hell Yeah! or no

Hell Yeah! or no

Since I’ve started collecting things about how to make a “no” sound more like a “yes” for this program, I’ve come across a treasure…

cindytonkin February 8, 2017
Saying No is a power...

Saying No is a power...

“I think power is having the freedom to say no to something you don’t want to do. Feeling like you can say without any negative repercussions is an important…

cindytonkin January 23, 2017
You gotta say no sometimes!

You gotta say no sometimes!

We all must say “NO” to our clients sometimes. But how we say it, and why we choose to do so should be something we have determined in advanced. Strategy…

cindytonkin November 22, 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
The Consultant who always said "yes"

The Consultant who always said "yes"

Whenever I working with smart consultants in my “Make NO sound like YES” program, there are always a few consultants in the room who say they don’t…

cindytonkin May 9, 2016
Don’t call me Big Nose

Don’t call me Big Nose

“Don’t call my wife Big Nose!” Monty Python, Life of Brian How many times today have you had to say no? Or how many times SHOULD you have said no (but didn’t).…

cindytonkin May 9, 2016
Links for process improvement

Links for process improvement

These links may help you with improving processes. Seven Good Reasons to document what you do (I wrote this!) – email me for a copy of the Quick and Easy…

cindytonkin April 18, 2016
When you have to say no!

When you have to say no!

Saying no isn’t a comfortable experience for you. Or for your clients, colleagues or kids. They don’t want to hear it. You don’t want to say it.…

cindytonkin March 20, 2016
13 ways not to say no

13 ways not to say no

Here are 13 delicious ways NOT to say no (no matter how much you want to). No. It’s out of scope. No. My boss says it’s not a priority. No. It’s not important.…

cindytonkin February 25, 2016
Seven points (or more) of pressure for the technical professional

Seven points (or more) of pressure for the technical professional

Who do you have to say no to? Alex is a data analyst. Some days he feels like his job is to say no. Just today he had to say no to: the head of marketing strategy,…

cindytonkin February 25, 2016
 Handwriting makes you smarter

 Handwriting makes you smarter

You might type notes faster than you write them, but according to research, longhand is better for remembering and synthesizing information. Source: Close your laptop.…

cindytonkin July 15, 2015
Oh, yeah, write it down!

Oh, yeah, write it down!

So we retain more when we write Here’s the high-tech return of the pen: Pens Are Making a High-Tech Comeback 

cindytonkin July 13, 2015
The vital habit of noticing stories

The vital habit of noticing stories

So we all know that story is an excellent way to teach, inspire and inform. Story transmits cultural values, starts useful conversations and entertains. When I run…

cindytonkin February 19, 2015
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