Month: May 2013

Managing Innovation and the California Poppy

Congratulations. Your organization has produced a game-changing innovative product. Customers are buying it in droves; you can hardly keep up with demand – but there are wolves at the door. Competitors might be bigger than you, have more resources, or

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Reflections from ASTD 2013

We at Barnes and Conti had a wonderful time at the ASTD 2013 International Conference and Expo. Read below to see what each of us found especially exciting. Here are some ideas that you can take with you for the

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Lorraine’s Laws: Putting Organizational and Personal Values to Work

A Mother’s Day post by B. Kim Barnes There is a lot of discussion in the media these days about values. Because the work we do often involves organizational values and their application to decision-making, I have followed these discussions

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Foster Innovation by Strategically Attending ASTD 2013 Sessions

  This year at the ASTD 2013 International Conference and Expo, consider trying a new technique. Instead of only attending sessions that interest you, go to at least two sessions that do not initially appeal to you. By listening to

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