Company Values: Do’s and Don’t’s

Company Values: Do’s and Don’t’s

At CSR, we have learned over time how essential the execution of a strategic planning session is to kick off our client engagements.  I have my discussion points almost in autopilot as I review how the mission/vision/values aspect of the session can then function as...
Keepawakes: This Is Your Brain on Anxiety

Keepawakes: This Is Your Brain on Anxiety

As fallible humans, our thoughts are not always in sync with reality. Indeed, even when our conscious minds know to disconnect ourselves with something that we can’t change or that is false, we can still be plagued with persistent, unproductive thoughts. During...
That Whole “Vision Thing”

That Whole “Vision Thing”

We are continuing our series on strategic planning and have come to the section that talks about vision. A key aspect of our strategic planning sessions involves articulating the unsaid vision statement…and sometimes we have to really pull it out of the owner....
The Company Mission: Your Filtration Device

The Company Mission: Your Filtration Device

Continuing in our series on strategic planning, we come to the next section in our process: the focus on the Company Purpose.  Within the Company Purpose, we have the Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Company Values. This week, we’ll explore the Mission...
What’s the Magic Number?

What’s the Magic Number?

“What’s your Magic Number?” As part of our approach to strategic planning, I offer the above phrase as the key motivator for many of our clients.  Though money should never be the primary reason anyone does anything, undeniably, it serves as a...