Addressing our most FAQ: “What Comes Next?”

Addressing our most FAQ: “What Comes Next?”

“That was a great strategic planning session – now what happens?” I get this a lot. Our clients finally take the plunge, have a great strategy session with us, we hit it off, and have presented the plan.  As we tell all of our clients, you can now do one...
Why a New Manager Belongs in the Hot Seat

Why a New Manager Belongs in the Hot Seat

At CSR, we’re always looking for cool tools that make teams work more effectively.  One of my colleagues recently led a team effectiveness exercise for a client that was SO much better than the 360 surveys of yesteryear.  And another tool to ensure that business...
4 Tips for Avoiding a Workplace Harassment Scandal

4 Tips for Avoiding a Workplace Harassment Scandal

As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to gain traction, the EEOC expects a serious rise in harassment claims in 2018 and now more than ever, business owners should take steps to ensure safety for their employees, managers, and customers. Check out these tips...
What we care about: Lifecycle Building Center

What we care about: Lifecycle Building Center

You hear us talking about Mission, Vision and Values a lot at CSR. – it is a key part of us eating our own cooking.  Within our core values, we have one that is delicate in nature: caring.  I say ‘delicate’ because it seems hard to quantify and measure. However,...
Giving back, one servant leader at a time

Giving back, one servant leader at a time

CSR has a diverse, eclectic group of team members.  We hail from different places, span the generations, and enjoy varied passions.  We contribute unique skill sets and talents to our clients’ dreams, and we love what we do.  In addition to the client work we do every...
Toolbox for a Zero Inbox

Toolbox for a Zero Inbox

Last year we gave you a few tips to help you get a coveted zero inbox. With a new year underway, we’re upping the ante on organization and inbox optimism by sharing 3 tools to help you stick to our zero inbox practices. Boomerang for Gmail is an app that helps...
Mission Statements: Your “Focus Insurance”

Mission Statements: Your “Focus Insurance”

Happy New Year! A while back, we discussed the 3 reasons why your company will fail without a mission statement.  Though all true and essential, it was a little scary and sought to grab your attention by using the ‘f’ word. Now let’s talk about this important issue...
Best of 2017: CSR Blog

Best of 2017: CSR Blog

This year on the blog, we talked about strategic planning, finding your mission, your values, and your specific edge. We reviewed apps, gave practical tips for improving your social profiles, and had no shortage of easy-to-understand metaphors and practical advice...
Performance Improvement Plans

Performance Improvement Plans

It’s hard to think of a more traumatic experience than being fired. Sometimes, an employee will be caught stealing or practicing other malicious behavior, and their termination should not come as any surprise, but many times, employees are “let go” having no clue that...
“Yes, but what do you do…?”

“Yes, but what do you do…?”

I have been schooled of late on the best practices of social media. “Keep it fun.” “Keep it light.” “Make it about establishing your voice and having a watercooler chat.” “Don’t go too business-y or you’ll lose ‘em.” I get it; I hate reading boring blogs and posts...