Tag: learning

Personal Growth from Giving Back

“Leave the world a better place than when you came into it” – it’s one of the teachings that I tried to instill in my step kids when they were growing up. Life is about more than simply existing; we can be more. One of…

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The Many Benefits of Internships

This summer, I was pleased to design an internship to enable a college student the chance to gain valuable skills outside of the classroom. Catarina has been studying at Columbia University and came to us with a positive “can-do” attitude. We were also fortunate to…

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Change Management for Tough Times

How can organizations thrive during change, when individuals must navigate with urgency, unpredictability, complexity, and overall tough times? I have pondered these questions since the start of the pandemic, when we all began to experience change at home, school, work, restaurants, gyms, and pretty much…

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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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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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Thinking about Change Globally, Acting on Change Locally

I recently attended the 2019 ACMP Global Conference in Orlando with a new perspective this year. Having recently been appointed as Treasurer to the ACMP NorCal Chapter Board, my mission was twofold: to absorb the latest global thinking about change management, then to bring those…

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Human Learning Theory… for All Ages!

All projects require learning of some kind – to work with a new team, to understand new processes, and/or to use new systems. As managers lead teams through the learning process, they can draw upon learning theories such as andragogy, constructivism, behaviorism, and cognitivism. But…

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