Back to School with CSR

Back to School with CSR

If you have been a follower of our blogs for some time now (What?  You haven’t been?  Shame on you!  Check out our past back-to-school blog here), you know it’s that time of the year where we start talking about changing direction, re-engagement, putting away of...
6 Pillars of Physical Wellbeing

6 Pillars of Physical Wellbeing

Business owners put a great deal of effort into their firms’ operations and it’s frequently at the cost of their own health. Why does burning the midnight oil mentally affect us physically? A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Chase for Business Conference and heard...
When losing a client is a good thing

When losing a client is a good thing

Losing a client is bad – right? As my CPA likes to say, “It depends.” I hate the fact that we use the dreaded “Mission-Vision-Values” troika in our work with our clients.  Not that it isn’t powerful and useful – it is at the bedrock of everything we do.  But,...
3 Ways to Recharge Throughout the Day

3 Ways to Recharge Throughout the Day

We’ve been sharing tips to be more productive and stay organized, but maxing out our task lists every day can be a recipe for burnout without some recharge balance. Studies show that the brain alternates between periods of high frequency and low frequency, with our...
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...
3 Quick Tips to Improve Productivity

3 Quick Tips to Improve Productivity

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You sit down at your desk, open your to-do list for the day, then an email comes in. You respond to the email, which prompts you to take another action, respond to another email, and so on. Next thing you know, it’s nearly noon and...
“Wait, I Have a Connection Here!”

“Wait, I Have a Connection Here!”

When she was in first grade, I recall my child chiming in on conversations using the phrase, “Wait, I have a connection here!”  Teachers, now, are encouraging students to relate to stories they hear or read, to make “connections” in such a way that they pull from...
When You Go Away, Really Go Away

When You Go Away, Really Go Away

At CSR, we pride ourselves on the work we do for our clients and what we share with them – accountability, best practices, creative ideas, and solutions that drive growth.  And we recognize how much our clients teach us as we work together.  One client in particular...
Don’t Get Frostbite This Summer

Don’t Get Frostbite This Summer

As we enter the summer doldrums, I am reminded of my admonition to our clients to understand the rhythms and flows of their business. My kids (4 girls and one boy) are avid readers and summer was when they particularly bore down on the reading.  They tended to...