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...
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...