Make you and your company faster

Like you, I get bogged down with so much to do that it can be challenging to learn about new possibilities and ways of doing things to make my life better.

I'm not talking about atomic hairdryers here - I'm talking about real, simple, concrete things you can do to make a difference for yourself and others.

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(If you are a regular subscriber to our newsletter, you may recall our "Things you can do today" portion in just about every issue. Our goal is to inform people that, for many situations in business, there is hope - and then provide one or two things you could do to get going in 15 minutes or less.)

I'd like to share a source of great information and inspiration along these lines - Fast Company.

You may or may not know of the magazine, which is a bit trendy and edgy. I read it for years before I really started diving into their online resources - and that's where the real treasure lies.

Two great sources

First, Gina Trapani has a series of short, entertaining videos with great ideas for implementation called Work Smart. These tips are presented well, they are practical and make sense, and the style helps them memorable. Here's just one example: How to Remember Endless Passwords with a Simple Trick.

Second, there's a series called The 30-Second MBA - which is about timely questions posed to business leaders the best 4 answers are posted. It takes all of 3 minutes to explore others' thinking about important issues affecting businesses like yours. The archive is pretty decent as the project has been going on for a while.

I'd love to know if you have any places you go for great information and inspiration. Comments, anyone?

Chris Hutchinson, CEO

Chris Hutchinson, CEO

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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.