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Dr. Tom Tonkin

CEO at The Conservatory Group

Denver, United States

Dr. Tonkin is an executive in Professional Services and Software Sales arena and has over 25 years of business and technology experience. He is currently serving as the CEO of The Conservatory Group. Dr. Tonkin holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, with a focus on Leadership and Management from Regis University (Denver, CO). Dr. Tonkin holds multiple business certifications and is a leadership expert. In addition, Dr. Tonkin was an Adjunct Professor at the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University where he taught Leadership in Organizations, Organizational Behavior, and various other leadership and management courses.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Denver, CO
Speaking Topics: Leadership, Strategy, Communications

Speaking Fee $3,000

Dr. Tom TonkinPoints
Academic30
Author18
Influencer15
Speaker10
Entrepreneur0
Total73

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The Hard Side of Soft Skills
December 09, 2020

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Discovering your Emergent Leader

To say that we are in a leadership crisis is an understatement. From politics to business and in the home, we are in great need of leadership. Though this seems dire, there is hope from an unexpected place, your own organization. Many leaders are waiting to be discovered in your own 'backyard'; you need to give them the confidence, the context, and the empowerment they need to appear.

Sincerely Yours - Why Sincerity is the Relationship Approach We Need Now

Based on rigorous research, sincerity has appeared to be the relationship type that focuses on others. We have seen different types of relationship, such as being authentic, and it has only driven us apart. In my research, I have found three traits of a since relationship, and each of those traits can be learned and improved. Sincerity spans all types of relationships, from work to friends and family. Learn about this old but resurgent relationship model and apply it today in your life,

Company Information

Company Type: Individual

Areas of Expertise

Analytics
Big Data
Business Strategy 31.23
Change Management 31.62
Cloud
Customer Experience
Customer Loyalty
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation
Diversity and Inclusion 30.86
Emerging Technology
Innovation
Leadership 31.58
Management 33.48
Predictive Analytics
Sales 31.09
Future of Work 31.06
Culture 30.58
Health and Wellness 31.15
Mental Health 31.04

Industry Experience

Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services

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Publications

1 Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Faculty
University of Arizona Global Campus
October 01, 2017
Bachelor’s Degree program, teaching Leadership in Organizations, Organizational Behavior Group Behavior in Organizations and Principles of Retail Management. Approved to teach Principles of Supervision, Intro to Organizational Dynamics, Principles of Personal and Organizational Leadership, Marketing Strategy, Assessing Leadership Skills, Leadership and Motivation.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

9 Article/Blogs
Authenticiy is Killing Our Relationships
Diversity Woman
December 09, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion

WEBINAR RECAP: HOW ASU SUSTAINED ITS LEARNING CULTURE DURING PROFOUND DISRUPTION
Cornerstone OnDemand
July 27, 2020
The Arizona State University measures its value not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed. At the core of the university’s charter is an effort to not only advance research and discovery of public value, but to also assume fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. With over 120,000 students scattered across five campuses, as well as online and in over 140 countries, it’s no wonder that ASU takes a highly strategic and laser-focused approach when introducing new technology.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

CHANGE IS COMING TO YOUR COMPANY—HERE’S HOW TO PREPARE
Cornerstone OnDemand
February 06, 2020
Every company, across industries, of all sizes, is exposed to disruption. According to research from NextGen Personal Finance, the accelerating pace...

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management

TOWARD GENDER DIVERSITY: MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL, BUT NOT THE SAME
Cornerstone OnDemand
November 11, 2019

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, Diversity and Inclusion

UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Cornerstone OnDemand
October 10, 2019

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Future of Work

BUILDING A SELF-DIRECTED ORGANIZATION
Cornerstone OnDemand
March 07, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, Business Strategy

WHAT DO BROKEN WINDOWS AND YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE HAVE IN COMMON?
Cornerstone OnDemand
October 17, 2017

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

DOES YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL PERSONALITY MATTER?
Cornerstone OnDemand
April 17, 2017

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, Business Strategy

DO YOU KNOW HER? A LESSON IN SUCCESSION PLANNING
Cornerstone OnDemand
March 31, 2017

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, Business Strategy

2 Conference Publications
Assessing Innovation in the Boardroom: Evidence for a dual process model of creativity judgment within the context of innovation
International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD)
December 09, 2020
Innovation is the last bastion of corporate competitive advantage. To have successful innovation requires a combination of people and their associated relationships. Innovation is much more than just a set of good ideas, but a methodology of execution that instantiates these ‘good ideas’ into tangible solutions. This qualitative study utilized an inductive, phenomenological approach to gather person and relationship data to superimpose against a framework that was an amalgamation of two different perspectives of the innovative process. The study sought a critical view of people, their personalities as well as their relationship. The sample for this study emanated from an exclusive set of senior executives that are charged with engaging with top companies for the sake of good customer relations. The data gathering method were responses to written questions and oral interviews and then the coding and analysis yielded generalized findings. Some suggest interventions and ideas for further research are also offered.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Sales

AUTHENTIC VERSUS TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP: ASSESSING THEIR EFFECTIVENESS ON ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR OF FOLLOWERS
International Journal of Business and Public Administration
December 31, 1969
With the corporate scandals of the 2000s, many employees in organizations are clamoring for authenticity in their leaders. Though authenticity appears to be a noble trait, how effective is this as a leadership approach, specifically in increasing altruistic employee organizational citizenship behaviors? Is authentic leadership more effective than other leadership approaches, such as transformational leadership? This study examined the extent to which authentic leadership is a stronger predictor of employee organizational citizenship behavior (OCBs) compared to transformational leadership. The analysis also investigated the extent to which overall job satisfaction mediated the relationship between authentic leadership and OCBs. The findings suggest that in fact, three out of the four sub scales in authentic leadership had a positive effect on both overall job satisfaction and the OCB of altruism. This study implies suggestions for practical interventions based on the associated theories found in this paper.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership

1 Keynote
The Hard Side of Soft Skills
EP Thought Leader Series
February 05, 2019
Why soft skills are the key to future-proofing your workforce
How communication, critical thinking and team coordination will help your company keep pace
The problem of training for soft skills (and strategy to solve for it)
The science of learning

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Future of Work

1 Media Interview
Direct Yourself - How Organizational Learning Can Be Self-Guided
HCI.org
July 01, 2016
Self-directed learning requires more oversight than to simply "set it and forget it," yet in resource-strapped L&D departments, that approach may be more typical than we'd like to admit. Cornerstone's Dr. Tom Tonkin lets us in on some of the science behind self-directed learning and sheds light on a path forward for organizations looking to make learning a focal point.

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy

3 Webinars
Toxic Staff in Healthcare: How to Spot It and Administer the Cure.
Cornerstone OnDemand
October 15, 2016
In this session, Tom Tonkin, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Thought-Leadership and Advisory Services for Cornerstone on Demand, will discuss the challenges and consequences of dealing and with toxic employees but more specifically, the toxic leader. He will go over the stress that the toxic employee and leader brings into the institution, the erosion of employee job satisfaction that leads to voluntary attrition. Also, he will touch on some suggestion to help alleviate the toxic culture that comes with a toxic leader.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Health and Wellness

Preventing Staff Burnout: Strategies for Happier Staff and Healthier Patients
Cornerstone OnDemand
September 15, 2016
In this session, Tom Tonkin, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Thought-Leadership and Advisory Services for Cornerstone on Demand, will discuss the challenges of dealing with both stress and passion in the workplace, both leading to staff burnout. He will go over the causes of stress in the clinical workplace as well as some struggles to help alleviate some of the issues.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Mental Health

Onboarding in Healthcare that Sticks: It's More Than Just the Paperwork
Cornerstone OnDemand
August 15, 2016
Join Tom Tonkin, Principal Consultant, Thought-Leadership and Advisory Services at Cornerstone OnDemand, for the first webinar in our series on staff burnout in healthcare and how to treat it across the entire employee life cycle! Topics covered in this webinar include:

-The importance of strong onboarding on day 1
-How to set clear goals and expectations from the beginning
-The importance of opening up job-roll-specific training early in the onboarding process

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

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1 Business
Amplified Mission Statement Workshop

Location: Denver CO    Date Available: December 09th, 2020    Fees: 5000

Submission Date: December 09th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

The Amplified Mission Workshop covers, interactively and practically, each of the necessary stages to build the strategy you need to succeed in business. We will provide you the definition and the prescription while reinforcing your new learning with examples and exercises.

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1 Keynote
Sincerely Yours - Why Sincerity is the Relationship Approach We Need Now

Location: Denver CO    Date Available: December 09th, 2020    Fees: 3000

Submission Date: December 09th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

Based on rigorous research, sincerity has appeared to be the relationship type that focuses on others. We have seen different types of relationship, such as being authentic, and it has only driven us apart. In my research, I have found three traits of a since relationship, and each of those traits can be learned and improved. Sincerity spans all types of relationships, from work to friends and family. Learn about this old but resurgent relationship model and apply it today in your life,

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