Tag: employees

Increased Productivity Through Vacation

It’s taken me 15 years to take a vacation. Even when taking one or two days off, I’ve felt afraid to fully switch off my computer and cell. My work ethic and fear has kept me tethered to electronic devices. What if something happens? What…

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Celebrating 20 Years!

This month we celebrate our 20th year in business and now coming to the realization that our firm is no longer a teenager. At the ripe age 20 we are just now coming into our own. We continue to improve our methodologies based on real…

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Time Flies With A Great Team

It seems like just yesterday I was meeting with Eric Norton at the Old Soul coffee house in midtown about coming to work for Highlands. Fast forward… and this year marks my 10th anniversary with the firm. While I wasn’t part of the “start-up” years,…

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ZooFest 2021!

Our Highlands Consulting team gathered last month for our annual summer family event, this year at the Sacramento Zoo. Amidst the pandemic, summer heat, and wildfire smoke – we managed to have a great day! The zoo’s redwood grove provided a shady escape for a…

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The Value of My Summer Internship

If you were to ask a college student, “what do you aspire to be?” or “what career path do you want to pursue?” many (including myself) would say “I don’t know yet” or “I am still figuring it out.” I was fortunate to have had…

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Our Differences Make Us Stronger

At Highlands Consulting we believe that being diverse and inclusive makes us more innovative, engaged, and productive. Three years ago, we formed a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) committee to: 1) define a our goals and objectives, 2) build our internal awareness, 3) expand our recruiting…

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Focusing on Our Strengths

At Highlands, we have a passion for learning. In fact, it’s one of the top five values we share as a firm. Each of us has a yearly training stipend to grow in our chosen areas, but to kick off 2021 we came together as…

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With Gratitude and Hope

As this crazy year comes to an end, we have much to be grateful for: our ability to keep working remotely, be responsive to our clients, support our friends, and care for our families. We are also grateful that we can give back to our…

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Connecting Digitally – Together Mode in MS Teams

These days it’s easy to feel disconnected, especially if you are working from home full-time. Gone are the casual hallway conversations, replaced by days filled with virtual meetings. As wonderful as it is to see other people (even digitally), virtual meeting fatigue is common. To…

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What’s Measured Gets Done

 “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”–  Lewis Carroll In business, clear goals matter. When done well, a written strategic plan is both a path forward and a roadmap to help achieve an organization’s mission. That’s why our team…

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