Author Archives: Rob Carlson

Successful Leaders: Go for the Gold!

I always enjoy watching the Olympics. I love the pageantry of the event, the stories of the athletes, and the incredible competition. In that vein, I ran across an Inc. article by Jeff Haden about US Swimmer Katie Ledecky. In the article, Haden talks about the lengths she goes to in order to be the […]…
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Incremental Actions Can Influence Larger Initiatives

Part of my responsibilities include the leadership of our Project Management team. As the team manages large scale projects, we continue to be focused on the deadlines of key deliverables and establishing and meeting project due dates. We often remind each other to be focused on “X-by-Y”. When we say “X-by-Y” it is in the […]…
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I Believe

Do I have the perfect team? No. Do I wish that there were times where we had a greater attention to detail, would have worked a little bit longer or taken an extra minute to understand the impact of our action? Of course. But those shortcomings are rarely terminal and none of us (leadership included) […]…
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Keep Your Balance

For managers at organizations across the globe, be it in small companies or large corporations, we all face that delicate balancing act. Balancing the short term with the long term. Balancing the needs of the organization as a whole with the needs of your specific team members….
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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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