Category: communication skills

What to Consider When Influencing Your Manager

You are at your desk at work and a brilliant idea comes to you. You jump up, tell your manager the idea, and he or she shoots it down without a second thought. You go back to your desk feeling

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Storytelling Lessons from WWII Era Posters

In celebration of the 4th of July, I wanted to share posters that my great Uncle, Ben Shalett’s company produced during the WWII era. Many of them were displayed in a Smithsonian exhibit. You can find them HERE. While taking

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Managing Innovation, Taking Risks, and Succeeding

Who wants to dry their hands using public restroom hand-dryers? The answer for many years was anyone who has the patience to wait more than thirty seconds to fully dry their hands. And in today’s fast-paced society, that’s no one.

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Civility in Public Discourse

In light of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona this past weekend and President Obama’s call for “more civility in our public discourse,” I did a quick search through the Barnes & Conti archives to see what—if anything—I could find

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Barnes & Conti Holiday Newsletter: Excerpt

For those of you who are not subscribers, the Barnes & Conti Holiday Newsletter—along with our “virtual feast” of six tempting recipes—is available online. To further entice you to read the entire newsletter, here is one of my favorite articles

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