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...
5 Essential Steps for Recruiting

5 Essential Steps for Recruiting

You’ve realized you need to hire someone else. Now what? Even if you needed a new hire “like yesterday,” it’s important to take a step back and put thought into a recruiting process. An effective recruiting process provides detail for you and...
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...