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Constructive Debate? Or the Meeting after the Meeting?

Why do we have to have the “meeting after the meeting,” that intense discussion about what we should have said, but didn’t. In Kim Barnes’ soon-to-be-published book, Building Better Ideas: How Constructive Debate Inspires Courage, Collaboration and Breakthrough Solutions, she begins by

Soft Skills: Not “Soft” at All!

Barnes & Conti CEO Kim Barnes, wrote a piece recently arguing that so-called “soft-skills” are completely misnamed. The article, entitled “Why We Shouldn’t Call Them ‘Soft Skills’” presents a compelling case that these skills, including influence, communication, leadership, and more

Article: Keeping the Human in Human Resources

Thinking about the impact of emerging artificial intelligence? Nelson Soken, Ph.D, Barnes & Conti’s Chief Innovation Strategist, gives thought to several of the issues, in the article entitled, “How to keep the “HUMAN” in Human Resources and Talent Development in

New Article on Risk-Taking and the Social Cost of Innovation

Have you ever wondered why certain innovations that are clearly superior to the technologies already in place take so long to catch on?  Kim Barnes recently wrote an article that discusses the “social cost” of innovation as one of the

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Influence: Why Logic and Persuasion Often Fail

How often have you tried to exercise influence by making a logical and persuasive case for your self and utterly failed to convince the person you needed to influence? At Barnes & Conti, we’ve long maintained that successful influence is

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