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...
Little wallets, big heart

Little wallets, big heart

Every year at holiday time, CSR posts a gift suggestion guide.  This year’s list has ideas that can go toward your personal loved ones, and it has several that have a professional touch for company gifts.  The one thing in common with all of the ideas is a lower price...
Guest Post: Can I have your attention

Guest Post: Can I have your attention

Guest post by Wendy Guarisco. Wendy Guarisco has 30 years of experience as a communications and marketing professional. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies, one-man shops, and everything in between. And as the founder of her own media consulting firm, Guarisco...
Our Openness

Our Openness

To round out our series on CSR’s core values, we’re delighted to spend a few minutes on openness.  This value may seem incredibly straightforward and expected, and it is.  But allow me to provide a few examples of how our team members deliver on openness with our...
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...
The importance of versatility

The importance of versatility

I have never been the best speller. All too often I rely on the red squiggly to send me the heads-up that I didn’t type something quite right. Not long ago, I sent an email to Alex and misspelled the word “versatility” (in my defense, Gmail did not give me my squiggly...
Tenacity: The Engine That Drives The Ship

Tenacity: The Engine That Drives The Ship

The first of CSR’s Core Values is Tenacity. This isn’t an accident. Tenacity is the engine that drives the ship. No amount of Openness, Caring, or Versatility (our other Core Values that we’ll discuss in the coming weeks) will overcome a lack of tremendous effort....
New Office Addition

New Office Addition

Each month during our team meeting we spend a little time at the end to discuss what worked well about the meeting and what we would change and improve upon. It’s a chance to recognize small wins and provide honest feedback so that we are respectful of...
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....
Breaking Through Resistance    

Breaking Through Resistance    

At Christmas time last year, many Atlanta area parishes gave out books to their congregations – Matthew Kelly’s Resisting Happiness.  And that book sat on my pile-to-read for several months – getting resisted like nobody’s business.  An evening women’s scripture study...