Category: Inspirational leadership

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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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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Ideas into Action: Steve Jobs

This past October, Bloomberg Businessweek ran an article that provided rare insight into one of today’s innovators, Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The article was in the form of an interview with former Apple CEO John Sculley, the man who was,

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For Thanksgiving: Gratitude in the Workplace

One of our trainers at Barnes & Conti—and this is someone who has trained in all kinds of companies and industries—has told me repeatedly that just about every department, organization, and/or company is beset with problems. Yet in so many

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