Relationships Matter

Relationships Matter

Relationships matter: It’s a phrase that’s worth repeating because of all of the unique and fascinating people we encounter in our daily work and personal lives.  Our interactions with others can provide a rich treasure for success not only in the workplace and client...
Simplifying Six Sigma

Simplifying Six Sigma

For many years in my previous career with GE, I worked in the Quality or Six Sigma function.  I earned my Master Black Belt and Quality Leader stripes while wading through Pareto charts, histograms, statistical analyses, scatter diagrams, flowcharts, and project...
Welcome, Neal!

Welcome, Neal!

We are excited to welcome Neal Sessions to the CSR team. Neal’s track record of delivering meaningful, measurable and achievable results aligned with strategy is a perfect fit for the CSR team. An Atlanta native, Neal’s expertise and achievements span the...
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...
Why your business absolutely needs a budget

Why your business absolutely needs a budget

Since I’ve joined the CSR team, I’ve assisted in creating budgets for lawyers, engineers, and even doctors, but the budget I’m proudest of is my personal budget. I even find myself looking forward to exporting my banking history into a CSV and running a color-coded...
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...
Why MBOs are Oldies but Goodies

Why MBOs are Oldies but Goodies

MBOs? Should I pull out my scrunchies and legwarmers, too? Okay, MBOs (Management By Objectives) may be a little old school, but they are in the “oldie, but goodie” category. Here’s why: Clarity Creators: I like to use these with W-2s employees – people that are...
What’s Really on this Path to Results?

What’s Really on this Path to Results?

Once a CSR client moves past the blood, sweat & tears of their strategic planning session, they are met with a choice:  implement the strategic objectives on their own or partner with CSR to handle the implementation as a team.  The clients that select the latter...
Welcome, Allison!

Welcome, Allison!

CSR is thrilled to welcome Allison Builder to the team as a Client Manager. Allison brings 20 years of experience in retail and management consulting to CSR, and matches our tenacity for client success. After graduating from Davidson College, Allison launched her...
Do you need a meeting?

Do you need a meeting?

We recently changed our “Monthly Team Meeting” to a “Monthly Team Huddle,” and the reason why is more than semantics. If you know us or have been on our blog for a bit, you know that Openness is one of our company values. It’s part of our...