"How often does your brain use 'should' when you are talking to yourself?"
When my coach, Traci, asked me this question, I decided to pay attention to my 'shoulds'.Read More
We're on a thematic journey of superpowers, superheroes, and kryptonite to get a different perspective on the everyday challenges of doing our best and asking the best of others at work.
One reader asked "Why superheroes? Isn't that a bit hokey for a professional firm that works with leaders and teams?"
Good question. Here's our take on the reasons for "going superhero"...Read More
Do you ever have to go to meetings that you have a hard time seeing the value in? Do you bemoan, "I'll never get that hour of my life back!" and show everyone your resentment through your sullen body language? Must you suffer through being miserable, or is there something else you can do?Read More
Whether you are acquainted with the term "creative destruction" or not, you are likely acquainted with its effects. It is the practice of intentionally tearing something down in order to build it back up fresh and new. In recent weeks I was reminded of this concept when I learned of an organization that hired a new leader to come in and "clean house".Read More
In his recently-published book, Triggers, Marshall Goldsmith makes the case that active questions can have a surprisingly strong impact on employee engagement - and on our own efforts to change for the better.Read More
Sometimes new isn't always better. If an employee is constantly bringing up unrelated issues or ideas that are beyond the scope of resources, it can distract your team from the shared goal. Ripple master, Chris Hutchinson, presents two approaches in dealing with the situation. Will you choose the dark side or the way of a Ripple master?
You have an employee who is constantly messing up and costing your company customers. What do you do? Do you go to the dark side or use the tools of a Ripple master?
Lately we've been working on projects with organizations facing significant change. On one project, some of the leaders are having a hard time focusing beyond the immediate next steps.
Roughly speaking, they tell us, "Just help us understand what we need to do next! This is critical to our success, because if we don't have a list of things to do, we can't make the progress we need to make!" And while a list may be very necessary at some point, it is completely insufficient to lead people through lasting change.Read More
A recent study suggested that 95% of employees believe the organizational culture needed to change. Chris offers some thoughts to help team members discern if culture change is needed.
When conflict in teams shows up, it's easy to point the finger at a teammate, but what if the person pointing the finger is the problem? In this video, Chris gives some clues to help you discern if you are the problem.
So, you decide to institute a change in your organization, and then it gets tough. Chris unpacks how to have patience for the process.
What do you do when you feel like your leader is a barrier to success in the organization? Chris shares some insights for how you can lead your leader.
Beginning in February 2014, we're going to begin offering a monthly brown bag series. It's your chance to sit down with Trebuchet Group advisors and work on real issues and challenges.
Each month, we'll provide some framework for discussion, but the conversation will largely be steered by those in attendance - what are your issues/concerns/challenges? We would love to hear from you, be a sounding-board and help steer you toward remedies.
If you've enjoyed working with one of our advisors in the past, or if you've always wanted to sit down with someone from our team, here's your chance!
Our first Brown Bag event was Friday, February 7 from 12pm - 1pm at our office: 405 Mason Ct., Suite 113 in Fort Collins, CO.
Our 2nd Brown Bag is scheduled for Friday, March 7 from 12pm - 1pm.
Oh, and by the way....it's free!
Look for this event on the first Friday of each month at 12noon. We'd love you have you join us for lunch and conversation.
Reserve your spot today, contact us.
Great leaders create ripples in their organizations that last.
The impact of leadership improvement can't be overstated - its effects ripple out to employees, the organization, and beyond. Improved leadership can have a profound effect on your company now and many years into the future.
It's been several years in the works, but Chris has completed his first book and the Ripple Effect is being edited to publish this spring.
With The Ripple Effect, Chris connects powerful ideas with real actions you can take to become a better leader.
The Ripple Effect provides a framework for you as a leader to better understand how you impact your colleagues and your organization. And it provides simple, effective, and doable methods to make a difference in yourself and others.
If you would like to be notified as soon as the book is released, make sure you are subscribed to receive email communications from the Trebuchet Group.
In this video, Chris outlines some simple ways to ensure the change you make in your organization sticks.
When working with consultants, the success of the project can rise and fall on the "fit" of the consultant. So, how can you tell if the consultant is a fit? Chris shares some insights.
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Chris' talks about his new book, Ripple: A Field Manual for Leadership That Works