Author Archives: Rob Carlson

GAINING A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Two roads diverge in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference….
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Looking for Change

Every day we encounter change. You come across a detour for construction on the way to the office, the introduction of a new process for your team, the change of a key client contact and a revamp of your management reports; and that is just what happened during the work day. Imagine the additional changes […]…
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Engage Your Way to a Better Work Environment

I am in the midst of preparing to deliver an associate development course for my organization on the topic of employee engagement. I started my planning from an August 2015 post that I wrote on the topic where I challenged managers to look in the mirror and determine if they are spending quality time with […]…
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New Year, Newly Aligned Network Management Team

The new year is a time for retrospect and change – to look back on what has worked well, and to assess areas for improvement. Our Destination Services Network Management department has always been positioned to assist our business with network management and support, from the sourcing and onboarding of new consultants, to development, performance management, […]…
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I Don’t Have Time for That

It was nice to take some time off at the end of the year to relax, spend time with family and take care of somethings around the house without being in a complete time crunch. In my ten-day period of relaxation and slow-paced activities, I happened upon a reality show on TLC called Extreme Time […]…
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Perfection

“This is perfect.” I have heard that a million times, heck I have said it a million times. We use that phrase to define a situation that couldn’t seem better, like relaxing on a beach with a cold beverage. We also use that phrase in jest to define a situation that couldn’t seem worse, like […]…
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I Want to be Contagious

“I want to be contagious”. With cold season approaching, this is probably not something you hear too many people saying these days; so please allow me to explain. I definitely don’t want to be sick and I certainly don’t want to pass an illness on to my teammates or neighbors, but I would like to […]…
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Bringing Focus

Six meetings today, schedule someone to fix the garage door, prepare information for the Board of Directors next week, start looking at colleges for my oldest, try to work in some time for exercise this week, work through my backlog of tasks, work with my team on the 2016 strategic plan and remember I have […]…
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Did You Say Something?

Emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest… the list goes on and on. We have so many tools at our finger tips to communicate ideas it can become overwhelming. Despite all of these tools to help us stay in touch, share ideas, and engage in discussions, I often feel like we have lost our […]…
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Dwellworks Network Roundtable

The week of the Worldwide ERC Conference is always very busy, but we always make it a point to meet with members of our supplier network when we are in their city. This year’s conference was in Boston so we had the opportunity to meet with 20 of our supplier network partners which included Appraisers, […]…
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