Tag: values

Three Steps to Finding a Supportive Work Culture

Almost everywhere we look – LinkedIn, Twitter, and the news – we see mention of a trend called “The Great Resignation.” Large publications like the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review are evaluating why people are leaving their jobs. These articles reach similar…

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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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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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The Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

I’ve been fortunate to work with the California Department of Public Health on COVID-19 related initiatives since April 2020. Going into this, as a public sector consultant with over 15 years’ experience, I thought I knew a thing or two. But working alongside doctors, epidemiologists,…

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Beyond the Basics of Project Management

Since our founding in 2002, Highlands Consulting has provided project management services for public sector clients, including many large-scale projects for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, California Department of Public Health, and California Department of Water Resources. A key factor in our success is…

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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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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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Trees for a Cause

Highlands Consulting continued its tradition of donating decorated Christmas trees to the Sacramento Children’s Home this week. We organized into teams, brainstormed ideas, decorated the trees, and invited impartial judges to vote for the best tree! We were able to put our competitive instincts to…

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A Special Day with Make-A-Wish

On August 17, the Highlands Consulting team walked to support the Make-A-Wish | Walk for Wishes. It was a special day, indeed. We were inspired by a happy, courageous young boy who battled a critical illness. We witnessed firsthand the amazing work of Make-A-Wish, and…

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