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The Power of Alternative Perspectives

by Hank Barnes  |  December 4, 2018

Sometimes all you need is a  fresh perspective.  I regularly hear  from clients that a big source of value in their interactions with Gartner is hearing a different point of view.  Often,...

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The High Cost of Buying Complexity

by Hank Barnes  |  October 24, 2017

Last week, I attended the CEB Sales and Marketing Summit.  This was my first chance to see my new colleagues in action, with clients.   The event was excellent, with a...

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Words and Pictures

by Hank Barnes  |  January 24, 2017

This week, during some internal meetings at Gartner, there was some strong debate about some graphics.   Now, lets be honest, we are analysts and critiquing is a big part...

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Do Best Practices Help?

by Hank Barnes  |  October 20, 2015

Everyday we as individuals, and the companies we work in have to make decisions.  It is a fundamental part of our existence.   But are we really good at it?...

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Imperfect Analysis Is Normal

by Hank Barnes  |  May 27, 2014

I was on vacation this weekend, spending some time in Maine at a wedding.  After spending last week at Gartner Customer 360, I've had less time than normal to scan...

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Collaboration, Team Learning and Who Makes the Decision

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 1, 2013

How much collaboration do you need on a project team?  Does everything need to be collaborative?  XP would imply it does when it comes to coding.  The core view here...

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Living in the Shades of Gray – or Why we Still Need People to Make Decisions

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 19, 2010

I was sitting on the plane last week trying to get some writing done and as it always, one thought lead to another until I realized I was contemplating why organizations fear shades...

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The Benefits of Benevolent Dictatorship

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  January 29, 2010

With Amazon listing over 250,000 books on leadership it would appear that there isn’t a one size fits all approach to what leadership means and how it should be practiced.  With...

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Into the Twilight Zone…

by Andrew White  |  April 27, 2009

Well that was a strange day (actually it was a day last week) that had it all.  Most of the work day was on the telephone with back-to-back calls with clients. ...

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