I’m David Barr, and for most of my adult life I’ve worked as a management consultant, facilitator, trainer, writer and coach. In 2002, after a few teaching gigs and holding jobs with several consulting firms, I founded CMP Services. We help organizations and the leaders within them to define and reach their goals. This usually happens through some combination of business, leadership or professional development, and often a bit of creative problem solving and strategic planning.

I’ve been remarkably fortunate to work with leaders — and we can choose to work as as leaders regardless of job title — from the likes of Boeing, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and the US Strategic Command, not to mention dozens and dozens of small and mid-sized companies. Likely, most of you would never recognize the names of these businesses, but they are the backbone of our economy and attract some of the finest, most capable and highly talented people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

Having worked with literally thousands of men and women in a range of industries, I’ve become familiar with patterns that underlie the complex challenges of leadership, formal or informal.

Notesonleading.com is a place to begin exploring what I’ve learned — both from the giants in the field and from interacting with so many people like you. I hope you’ll find it useful.


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