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Barnes & Conti CEO B. Kim Barnes has become a prolific author, with several titles to her name. This page also includes books written by other Barnes & Conti facilitators.

Exercising Influence Book

Exercising Influence: A Guide For Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community, Revised Edition

In this revised edition of Exercising Influence, Kim Barnes draws on her thirty years of consulting, teaching and observation to demystify the process of influencing others. This vital resource shows readers how to create work, family, and community relationships that are more balanced and mutually rewarding, and to take charge of their lives in a powerful, ethical, and productive way.

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Building Better Ideas Book

Building Better Ideas: How Constructive Debate Inspires Courage, Collaboration and Breakthrough Solutions

In this book, Kim Barnes’s process of Constructive Debate shows how to establish conditions that encourage the free exchange, discussion, and development of ideas and eliminate conditions that prevent potentially useful ideas from getting heard. By using this tested model, any company or team can improve outcomes and bring out everyone's best ideas.

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Consulting on the Inside Book

Consulting on the Inside A Practical Guide for Internal Consultants, Second Edition

Consulting on the Inside provides a solid background for internal consultants and serves as a roadmap for cultivating a successful career. Whether you’re a change agent, trusted advisor, or someone who serves in varying capacities, it’s important to design your job and build your practice.

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Self-Navigation Book

Self-Navigation: A Compass for Guiding Your Life and Career

In this book, you will learn how to set and follow a course that will take you as far as you want in a direction that you are capable of going. Using a “personal compass,” you will understand and work with the deep values and authentic motivations that drive you while recognizing and overcoming the internal and external obstacles on your way. Whether working alone or with a coach, this book will help you become the captain of your life and career.

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Murder on the 33rd Floor

Murder on the 33rd Floor: A Corporate Mystery

In this “corporate cozy” mystery, an internal organizational consultant is confronted by the murder of a senior executive. Working with an inspector from the San Francisco police department, she unravels the political issues and discovers the dark secrets that create fear and loathing in a traditional corporation.

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Murder on Retreat

Murder on Retreat: A Corporate Mystery

Murder On Retreat is the sequel to Murder On The 33rd Floor, the first in B. Kim Barnes’s mystery series starring corporate sleuth Sarah Hawthorne. When Sarah Hawthorne became a corporate organizational consultant, she didn’t expect to solve murder mysteries while plotting corporate strategy. But when a charismatic business guru named Scorpio is murdered during an executive retreat at a posh Napa Valley winery, Sarah puts her deductive powers to use outside the boardroom.

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Books by Other Barnes & Conti Authors

Lead the Pack book

Lead the Pack: Sparking Innovation That Drives Customers Wild

by Nelson Soken and Wil Wengert

Lead the Pack: Sparking Innovation that Drives Customers Wild, Soken and Wengert provide an insightful analysis of the psychological factors that influence innovation from the perspective of customers and companies.

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Shift into Thrive book

Shift into Thrive: Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency

by Lynn Schmidt and Kevin Nourse

Shift Into Thrive provides six resilience-building strategies that women use successfully to thrive in the face of career challenges. These six powerful strategies, practical action steps, will enable you to create a career accompanied by growth, success, and satisfaction.

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Book cover: Be the Best Boss

Be The Best Boss: A New Leader’s Guide To Success

by Mary Walter

Be the Best Boss offers practical tools and leadership success tactcis along with real world lessons offered by a variety of successful leaders from diverse industries. Each featured leader has a unique perspective on leadership and the qualities and characteristics that will lead to success, allowing readers to learn from those who have successfully earned the title of “Best Boss”.

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