By B. Kim Barnes, Barnes & Conti CEO Life would be so much easier for leaders, managers, parents, friends, politicians, if only human beings behaved in predictable ways based on facts, logic, rational thought processes, or even fulfillment of practical …

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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: Recent Google Study of Successful Managerial Skills Now Includes Influence Read more »

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. …

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