The end-of-year downshift

The end-of-year downshift

It’s December and a lot of folks are starting to downshift… While many of you (okay, maybe just the guys on my rugby team) will be doing something like this later this month, others like to use the coming weeks as a chance to stop and think. Even if this is one of the...
Caring: Not just a soft and squishy word

Caring: Not just a soft and squishy word

Continuing with our theme of examining CSR’s core values, we come to Caring.  I sometimes wonder if there is a more appropriate/less eye-rolling term, but it is actually spot on and accurate for our purposes.  Allow me to explain. We care. We care, not like your Mom...
What Are Assessments And Why Should You Use Them?

What Are Assessments And Why Should You Use Them?

Over time, the critical importance of the human resource component in any business has become more and more clear to us at CSR.  We Initially focused on good management practices that different team members had picked up over time and across different industries....
So, you’ve figured out your why – what happens next?

So, you’ve figured out your why – what happens next?

We’ve been on a bit of an existential theme lately with our blogs – what, why etc.  Doing work just for the sake of work is a recipe for frustration, burn-out, and dissatisfied clients. Hopefully, that work and effort that you devoted to discerning your why took into...
Back to School

Back to School

My second kid, Sofía, is now 25 and teaches school.  However, every year since she was a little girl, I would hear the litany of “freshly sharpened pencils, walking through crunchy leaves, etc.”. Why?  Not sure, but I see this anticipation of school and fall weather...