What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading

I have shelves full of the latest and greatest management books.  Sadly, many of these tomes look brand new.  I didn’t make it beyond a few chapters.  Priya Parker’s “The Art of Gathering:  How We Meet and Why It Matters” has proven to be different.  I read an excerpt...
Oh!  So that’s why we don’t get along

Oh!  So that’s why we don’t get along

Are you a Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, or Conscientiousness style?  Based on the DiSC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the DiSC model identifies four primary behavioral profiles that can help people to better understand themselves and others. We’re...
3 Organization Tips from a Recovering Control Freak

3 Organization Tips from a Recovering Control Freak

I admit it.  I am a control freak.  I dream of long, perfect to-do lists with every task checked off at day’s end; a tidy, dust-free desk absent of piles and clutter; and being early to every meeting and soccer game.  Alas, with a busy job and a busy family (and...
So you want to join a nonprofit board of directors…

So you want to join a nonprofit board of directors…

Nonprofit organizations are constantly looking for experienced, talented board members to govern their work and serve as a “brain trust” to the agency and its leadership.  It’s no surprise to us that CSR clients often serve on boards or are invited to join them. But...
When your 360 evaluations are no longer cutting it

When your 360 evaluations are no longer cutting it

Team members at CSR are big fans of author Patrick Lencioni.  Last year I read about his Team Effectiveness Exercise at “The Hub.”  You’ve probably been asked to give or receive an evaluation for a 360 evaluation at some point in your career.  It was a popular...