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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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Article: Recent Google Study of Successful Managerial Skills Now Includes Influence

What makes a great boss? Google has been asking this question for the past 10 years. According to this article, Google identified eight key behaviors back in 2008 and began training their managers accordingly.  Google has been studying and restudying

Article: Managing Generational Tension

Much has been written about millennials in the workplace, and “generational tension” or “generational issues.” Here’s an article that suggests that while different generations are indeed different, the key to managing any kind of tension that arises is to make

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