Nelson Soken, Ph.D, Chief Innovation Strategist During this time, I find myself spending countless hours absorbing information about the pandemic from both a health and an economic standpoint. At times, I am emotionally drained and anxious like many of us; …

Change, Risk, Innovation, and Opportunity: A Way to Approach the Pandemic Read more »

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Why do we have to have the “meeting after the meeting,” that intense discussion about what we should have said, but didn’t. In Kim Barnes’ soon-to-be-published book, Building Better Ideas: How Constructive Debate Inspires Courage, Collaboration and Breakthrough Solutions, she begins by …

Constructive Debate? Or the Meeting after the Meeting? Read more »

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Barnes & Conti CEO Kim Barnes, wrote a piece recently arguing that so-called “soft-skills” are completely misnamed. The article, entitled “Why We Shouldn’t Call Them ‘Soft Skills’” presents a compelling case that these skills, including influence, communication, leadership, and more …

Soft Skills: Not “Soft” at All! Read more »

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Thinking about the impact of emerging artificial intelligence? Nelson Soken, Ph.D, Barnes & Conti’s Chief Innovation Strategist, gives thought to several of the issues, in the article entitled, “How to keep the “HUMAN” in Human Resources and Talent Development in …

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Have you ever wondered why certain innovations that are clearly superior to the technologies already in place take so long to catch on?  Kim Barnes recently wrote an article that discusses the “social cost” of innovation as one of the …

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