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...

I’m not a Doctor, but I play one on TV

Okay, I’m dating myself here… For those of us that may be children of the 80’s (or was it 70’s?), the phrase “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV!” may bring back memories of cheesy commercials on TV and some vague references to SNL.  With the work that we do with...
Company Values: Do’s and Don’t’s

Company Values: Do’s and Don’t’s

At CSR, we have learned over time how essential the execution of a strategic planning session is to kick off our client engagements.  I have my discussion points almost in autopilot as I review how the mission/vision/values aspect of the session can then function as...
Ask the Right Question, Get the Right Answer

Ask the Right Question, Get the Right Answer

I remember hearing the following riddle as a child: Q: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: Guitar Though I initially had absolutely no idea what this meant, I would gleefully repeat it until a sympathetic adult (probably my Dad) took me aside...