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Carlos Escobar is a Human Resources (HR) and organizational development leader, change manager, project manager, analyst, writer, and entrepreneur. He works with people and organizations that want to improve productivity and outcomes by focusing on service, innovation, and execution. 

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This week I attended the SHRM Leadership Development Forum in Boston. It was a GREAT experience!

I have perhaps never been to a conference that made interacting with, and getting to know the PEOPLE attending it so easy. I’m not sure if it was the setup, the topics, the speakers, or simply the extraordinary humans involved, but I loved getting to interact with new friends and old throughout my trip:

October 8, 2018



In all my years of going to local, state and SHRM Annual Conferences, I’ve never been to a SHRM conference that focuses solely on a specific topic or area of expertise.

August 14, 2018




Here are 13 key takeaways from the 13 sessions I attended at the SHRM Annual Conference (#SHRM18) in Chicago.

June 23, 2018



My heart and mind are full of appreciation for what transpired over the last few days at the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference (#SHRM18). I have notes upon notes, tweets upon tweets, follow-ups upon follow-ups, and ideas upon ideas to work through. But I can’t get past one thing.

I’m incredibly grateful for my #SHRM18 experience.

June 23, 2018



Day one of #SHRM18 there was happy greetings, pre-conference sessions with Jennifer McClure, the general session with Johnny Taylor and Jeb Bush, and lots of fantastic interactions in the Expo Hall.

Here are a few of the amazing people I met along the way, and what they are looking forward to at #SHRM18:

June 18, 2018


Make BIG PLANS for #SHRM18.

Do not settle into your comfort zone. Do not chart a course for the familiar. Push yourself to see and experience something greater.


June 13, 2018



The SHRM Annual Conference is right around the corner!

June 12, 2018



A positive workplace culture can make all the difference.

But what if your organization isn’t quite there yet? What if you are working within a culture of incivility, one that tolerates bullying? What are you up against?

June 5, 2018



The SHRM Annual Conference is right around the corner!

June 1, 2018


I believe in mentorship.

At some point or another, we all need a helping hand and alternatively, at some point or another, we need to be that helping hand for someone else.

If we are open to it, we can all benefit from mentorship whether through formal programs or through relationships that nudge you out of your comfort zone towards bigger, better, greater things.

May 10, 2018



Civility is the key to everything.

All of our HR strategies, plans, models and ideals don’t stand a chance in an environment of incivility. Incivility crushes our well intentioned values and mission statements.

An environment of incivility is a breeding ground for bullying, violence and harassment.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

April 27, 2018


Catherine Mattice, president of Civility Partners LLC and speaker at the upcoming 2018 SHRM Annual Conference (#SHRM18), has been helping organizations build positive workplace cultures for over a decade. Her session, “Workplace Bullying IS Illegal: Bullying, Violence and Harassment (and How to Detect and Stop It)” will show how a positive workplace culture can make all the difference.

March 17, 2018



The success of an organization is often borne on the backs of people performing boring little miracles.

Boring little miracles don’t make headlines. They, perhaps purposely so, fly under the radar, disguised as everyday tasks performed under pressure or work that doesn’t feel like much to the person performing it. People performing boring little miracles get the job done and then pack up and go home like it was no big deal.

February 26, 2018



You need to follow the #SHRM18 Bloggers.

If you are in HR and want to learn something new, get a different perspective, or get out of your comfort zone, these are the people that will help you do so.

February 17, 2018



Last year I read about a super bloom in California.

This super bloom came after years of drought, and if not for the fact that this very topic came up in conversation several times in the context of work, it would have just been one of those unique stories that got buried in a year full of them.

February 14, 2018



With a conference the size and scope of the SHRM Annual Conference, it’s important to have the right mindset and approach.

In a few short weeks, over 15,000 HR professional will gather in New Orleans to learn from the best in the business. It can be overwhelming to take on an event like this, and although there is no shortage of tips and tricks available online, having the right approach can make all the difference.

May 30, 2017