Year: 2017

New Article about Effective Learning Strategies

Nelson Soken, Ph.D. Barnes & Conti Chief Innovation Strategist, wrote a new article about creating an effective learning strategy not just to get the most out of training and development, but to manage organizational change and deliver value. The article

New Article by Kim Barnes on Reframing as an Influence Tool

Framing—or reframing—is a strategic tool which is useful to exercise influence and to manage change. In this article,  Kim Barnes discusses making what is considered new and potentially threatening into something both familiar and comfortable. So how can we use

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Character Matters: Principles for Raising, Becoming, and Choosing Responsible and Effective Leaders

By B. Kim Barnes Reprinted from LinkedIn, January 2, 2016 As we enter another U.S. presidential election year, we have a chance to think about what’s important to us as we choose a new leader. I have been reflecting on

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The Fire this Time: A Metaphor for 2016 (and 2017)

by B. Kim Barnes Reprinted from LinkedIn, published on November 12, 2016 Twenty-five years ago, my house burned, along with 3000 others, in a huge firestorm that struck the hills of Oakland and Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Bad, Wrong, or Stupid: How Not to Influence

by B. Kim Barnes “How can you believe a thing like that?” “That’s completely irrational.” “You’ve joined the lunatic fringe, I see.” “If everyone thought/dressed/acted/voted that way, we’d be in big trouble.” How many times in the past few months

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