What is kryptonite and why should I care about it?

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Chris Hutchinson

As CEO of Trebuchet Group, Chris Hutchinson thrives working with clients and his team to improve organizational clarity, teamwork, and leadership impact.

After years of building Legos® and tree houses around the world, Chris earned his Mechanical Engineering degree and followed that with an MBA. His experiences in the military and the business world taught him great leadership can be learned, and everyone is in some way a leader.

Clients and peers describe him as an inspirational catalyst for positive change. He is the author of Ripple - A Field Manual for Leadership That Works.

Chris and his wife live, garden, and bike in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have four children. He has an unrequited love affair with brownies.

What's your personal kryptonite?

What's your personal kryptonite?

You probably have your own personal kryptonite - at work.

I discovered how kryptonite can affect leaders when my firm was working with the owner of a highly successful remodeling company. Our project involved streamlining and organizing processes, and while confirming the project schedule I couldn’t help but notice the paperwork stacked wall to wall behind the owner’s desk

“I’m curious. What’s with that?” I asked

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How to know if you're using your superpowers too much or too little

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Chris Hutchinson

As CEO of Trebuchet Group, Chris Hutchinson thrives working with clients and his team to improve organizational clarity, teamwork, and leadership impact.

After years of building Legos® and tree houses around the world, Chris earned his Mechanical Engineering degree and followed that with an MBA. His experiences in the military and the business world taught him great leadership can be learned, and everyone is in some way a leader.

Clients and peers describe him as an inspirational catalyst for positive change. He is the author of Ripple - A Field Manual for Leadership That Works.

Chris and his wife live, garden, and bike in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have four children. He has an unrequited love affair with brownies.

What to do when your People are Spinning their Wheels.

What to do when your People are Spinning their Wheels.

Do you feel frustrated when your people hesitate before moving forward, or worse yet seem to be totally stuck without direction from you? 

Do your team members want more feedback to give them confidence they are headed the right direction?

Carli, a client, used a  Ripple concept to create a framework allowing her to assess her own performance. Read more about her framework and how to create your own.  

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The maddening richness of color.

The  maddening richness of color.

I love the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where Calvin asks his dad about some old pictures. Calvin: Why are these pictures black and white? Dad: Because color wasn't invented until 1952. The whole world was black and white before then. Calvin: Then why didn't these pictures turn color with everything else. Dad: They did. Those are color pictures of a black and white world. Everyday I meet people who...

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How thinking inside your head can bring you down - and how to bring yourself up instead.

How thinking inside your head can bring you down - and how to bring yourself up instead.
A client of mine made an observation I've been sharing with others for a few weeks now, and I think it's worth sharing with you. One morning a while back we were just getting ready to wrap up at the end of a meeting (isn't that when the real results happen?) and he said, "Chris, I've come to a conclusion." Of course I was very curious, and asked him to go on...
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Getting senior leaders to change

Getting senior leaders to change
This morning I spent a few hours with some leaders who are facing very challenging times in their company. The competitive environment is extremely tough, margins are thin, and the budget is stretched tight. People are on the edge of burnout from the unknowns and stress involved. Yet that's not the challenge these leaders are most concerned about...
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