Author Archives: Rob Carlson

Catching Up with Our Houston Network

This week was the WERC Americas Mobility Conference in Houston. For those of us in the relocation industry it is, among other things, a great opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues from around the globe. My favorite part of the event actually happens before the official start of the conference….
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It is Still About the People

I read a post from Torben Rick recently called Culture Change is Key in Digital Transformation. I thought it was an important reminder that no matter what you are embarking on as an organization, regardless of the technology you are utilizing; it always comes down to the people. We are bombarded on a daily basis […]…
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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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