Category: Leadership development

The Rationale of Irrational Decisions: Considering Emotional Needs

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’s Your Attitude Towards Change?

How do you approach change in the workplace? Do you like to initiate it? Do you have lots of questions about why and how? Would you rather see things remain as they are? Barnes & Conti CEO Kim Barnes recently

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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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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Kim Barnes: Innovation and Influence in Chile: Part 2, Influence

(Second of a two part series) Below is part two of Kim Barnes’ interview for the Chilean Magazine, Capital Humano. The first part dealt with innovation. In the first part of the interview, Kim touched on influence and her interest

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