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Align Your Vision with Key Stakeholders – Think Like an Internal Consultant

“Internal consultants use expertise, influence, and personal skills to facilitate client-requested change without having the formal authority to implement the recommended actions. The change solves a problem; improves performance; and increases organizational effectiveness.” (From Consulting on the Inside: A Practical

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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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Coming Soon: the Barnes & Conti Spring Newsletter

Please watch your email for the Barnes & Conti spring newsletter. Just to give you a sneak preview, here’s an excerpt from an article by Kim Barnes, written when she was stranded in Moscow. The Situation is “Normal” by B.

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New Year’s Reading from Seth Godin

As many of you know, Seth’s Blog, by Seth Godin, is one of our favorite blogs. Seth Godin has put together a thought-provoking and inspiring collection of brief  essays as an ebook entitled What Matters Now. Some seventy “big thinkers”

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