B. Kim Barnes, CEO of Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc., of Berkeley, California, has over 30 years of global experience in leadership and organization development. A frequent speaker at professional conferences, Kim has published many articles in professional journals and books and is the developer or co-developer of popular Barnes & Conti programs such as Exercising Influence, Intelligent Risk-taking, Managing Innovation, and Consulting on the Inside.
Her books include
Exercising Influence: A Guide for Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community (Wiley, 2006; 3rd edition, 2015) and, with Beverly Scott,
Consulting on the Inside: A Practical Guide for Internal Consultants (ATD Press, 2011). After completing this book, Kim was inspired to begin writing a tongue-in-cheek corporate mystery series with an internal OD consultant as the protagonist. The first book,
Murder on the 33rd Floor, was published in 2012 and the second,
Murder on Retreat, was published in 2014. Kim has also co-authored, with Aviad Goz, S
elf-Navigation: A Compass for Guiding your Life and Career (Johari Press, 2013). Her most recent book is
Building Better Ideas: How Constructive Debate Inspires Courage, Collaboration, and Breakthrough Solutions (Berrett-Koehler Publishing, 2019).