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Lessons Learned from Daniel Pink

Over 900 Change Management professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the annual ACMP Conference last week.  This year’s theme was Driving Business Results Through Effective Change Management. The conference keynote speaker, Daniel Pink, kicked off the session by discussing the rapid change of pace in…

7 Ways to Boost Creativity in the Conference Room

That moment during a brainstorming workshop when you ask for input and your team begins to avoid eye contact.  You ask, is it me or did the coffee pot suddenly stop working this morning?  Perhaps the problem is creativity within groups.  We’ve all met the…

Change Management and the Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect was one of the first studies to evaluate organizational change, decades before formal change management methods emerged. The study showed that individual changes, whether positive or negative, could be successful when certain elements were present. The Hawthorne Studies were conducted from 1927…

Team Communication: Online and Off

In order to communicate effectively, just how entangled in the “World Wide Web” do teams have to be? My first time living abroad, I realized that my team was just a click away, even though I was 6,000 miles from home. Technology was my lifeline…

Teaching Our Clients to Fish

The proverb goes “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Perhaps one reason that Highlands Consulting routinely hears positive feedback from our clients, and one of the reasons…

Highlands Consulting Runs the CIM Relay!

A relay team from Highlands Consulting ran the California International Marathon last Sunday, December 7, 2014. The annual race starts in Folsom at 7 a.m. and winds through the towns of Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and Carmichael and into the City of Sacramento for…

12 Quotes to Inspire Change

Life is all about change no matter how much we want things to stay the same. As human beings, we’re wired to stick with what’s comfortable. Change can bring about a lot of stress because we feel as though it interrupts our everyday lives. No…

Helping Transform Health Care in California

Health care is undergoing a sea change, and it’s hard to predict what the California marketplace will look like even a year from now. The Affordable Care Act is impacting both public and private health care sectors. New plans are entering the market and long-established…

Core Values in Action!

In keeping with our core value to volunteer locally, members of the Highlands Consulting team and their families spent last Saturday morning helping out at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.…

Finding the Fun

Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, right?  Sometimes we get so busy or distracted that we forget to find the fun in what we do.  I’m going to use mowing the lawn (my favorite household chore) as…