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The Ripple Leader Podcast explores the principles and concepts behind leadership, management, and growing the companies you are leading.

The Ripple Leader Podcast with Chris Hutchinson & The Trebuchet Group Chris Hutchinson

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The Ripple Leader Podcast explores the principles and concepts behind leadership, management, and growing the companies you are leading.

    S5. Ep. 10 - Thriving at Work

    S5. Ep. 10 - Thriving at Work

    If we’re going to spend most of our waking hours committed to doing something, wouldn’t it be awesome if it was at a place where we are thriving?   As a leader, you may be wondering, how do I help my team members thrive? And, how do I, as an individual, go after discovering my sweet spot at work? In the last episode of Season 5, Chris and Josh explore what it means to be working in your sweet spot. The world needs more people who light up when they talk about their work.

    To help you help your team members figure out where they want to go, and how their individual strengths can be utilized to do great things for the team and themselves, listen in here.  



    TAKEAWAYS!


    Four questions can better guide your thriving - What do you love? What does the world need? What can you get paid for? What are you good at?


    We’re each going to have unique answers to what thriving looks like for us. And, your sweet spot will shift over time. What are the elements that I want in my life, for the people I care about?


    We’re all different. Not deficient. Our cultural archetypes of what a leader should like like are not all that helpful. The most effective leaders are the ones who have really great self-awareness.





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    • 14 min
    S5. Ep. 9 - How do I stop being the happy firefighter as a leader?

    S5. Ep. 9 - How do I stop being the happy firefighter as a leader?

    Assessing what is urgent vs. important is constant work when you’re a leader. In this episode, Chris and Josh explore where leaders commonly get stuck when prioritizing the type of work they are doing. They explore some of the old stories we tell ourselves about how to add value and solve problems and offer new perspectives on how to get out of the firefighter role. Together, they invite listeners to step into spaces of enabling the best in everyone, rather than taking on all the challenges on your own.



    Curiosity is a powerful tool to better understand where you may be getting frustrated or stuck. Remember, you’re not alone. This is a common challenge. When you’re ready to explore more, listen in here.



    TAKEAWAYS!


    Ask yourself “How often am I fueled by urgency?” 


    Steven Covey’s Urgent Important Matrix is a powerful tool to examine the work you are doing. What’s urgent, important, not urgent, or not important that you are tending to?


    Consider a “stop-doing” list. What do you need to let go of to pick up other things that may be more important?



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    ⁠Buy Chris Hutchinson’s book, “Ripple: A Field Manual for Leadership that Works”⁠



    CONNECT!

    Chris Hutchinson on ⁠LinkedIn⁠

    Chris Hutchinson on ⁠Twitter⁠

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    ⁠Get in touch with Chris and his team⁠

    ⁠Learn more about being a Ripple leader⁠



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    • 14 min
    S5. Ep. 8 - How do we get past the "That's not how we do things here" comments that prevent us from making the impact that we could?

    S5. Ep. 8 - How do we get past the "That's not how we do things here" comments that prevent us from making the impact that we could?

    The phrase “That’s not how we do things here” can often have crushing impacts for people who are trying to thrive at work. In this episode, Chris and Josh explore where leaders commonly get stuck in the ‘old way’ of doing things. Together, they invite listeners to better examine the outcomes leaders and their teams are working towards, and then back into new ways of trying different approaches to get the work done.  Curiosity is a powerful tool to better understand where you and your team members may be getting frustrated or stuck. Remember, you’re not alone. This is a common challenge. When you’re ready to explore more, listen in here.



    TAKEAWAYS!


    How are you defining results? If the result is only a number, you’re likely sacrificing something else.


    Curiosity is a magic pill here. This is an invitation to explore. What are we trying to do together? Asking better questions can reveal opportunities and challenges in service of what you’re striving for. 


    One of the most powerful questions we can ask, especially in places of tension, is “What does the organization need?” “What could get in our way?” is another great question as well.



    BOOK!

    Buy Chris Hutchinson’s book, “Ripple: A Field Manual for Leadership that Works”



    CONNECT!

    Chris Hutchinson on LinkedIn

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    Read Chris Hutchinson’s articles on Medium

    Get in touch with Chris and his team

    Learn more about being a Ripple leader



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    • 15 min
    S5. Ep 7 - How to get past the self-doubt that is preventing you from thriving at work

    S5. Ep 7 - How to get past the self-doubt that is preventing you from thriving at work

    In our society, it’s so easy to breathe in feelings of self-doubt in our work. In this episode, Chris and Josh explore how to understand your own strengths and limitations to help tackle these tough emotions. As Socrates once said “Know Thyself.” They also offer guidance for leaders to help others overcome strong stories and feelings of ‘not enough’ in their organizations. Remember, you’re not alone. This is a common challenge. When you’re ready for some self-exploration, listen in here.



    TAKEAWAYS!


    Imposter syndrome is pervasive in our society. Most of us experience some flavor of worrying if we are going to do a good enough job.


    The place to start for all of this work is self-knowledge. Three questions to start with are:What am I really here for? What’s my purpose? What do I connect around?


    Under current situations, many leaders are asking to be seen as counselors or coaches. At the core, leaders have the opportunity to help people appreciate themselves - especially around how they are showing up, what their strengths are, and where they want to go in the world.


    Healthy discontent is a great prompt to bring your strengths to the forefront. There are spaces for you to untangle and see your ability to do things easily as a strength.



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    BOOK!

    Buy Chris Hutchinson’s book, “Ripple: A Field Manual for Leadership that Works”: https://www.rippleleader.com/order.

    Buy his book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00THKBPRG/.



    CONNECT!

    Chris Hutchinson on LinkedIn

    Chris Hutchinson on Twitter

    Read Chris Hutchinson’s articles on Medium

    To get in touch with Chris and his team, visit http://www.Trebuchetgroup.com

    Learn more about being a Ripple leader: https://www.rippleleader.com

    SUBSCRIBE!

    Here are links to “The Ripple Leader Podcast with Chris Hutchinson & The Trebuchet Group” on various platforms.

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    • 18 min
    S5. Ep. 6 - How do I create an environment where everyone is included and feels like they belong?

    S5. Ep. 6 - How do I create an environment where everyone is included and feels like they belong?

    In this episode, Chris and Josh explore the very human need to feel like we belong, especially at work. They unpack a few strategies for both leaders and employees to build cultures where people feel they are seen and their contributions matter. Remember, you’re not alone. This is a common challenge. When you’re ready for some self-exploration, listen in here.



    TAKEAWAYS!


    As humans, we are deeply wired to belong. 


    If you are already belonging, it’s difficult to see those who feel like they aren’t belonging.


    Righteous indignation means you’re probably not right ….


    As a leader, you must be aware of power differences that exist. To raise your radar and increase inclusion in your organization, you can examine group interactions, hold individual conversations, and ask the question ‘What can I do to create an environment where you can actively contribute to what we are doing, together?’


    To explore belonging we must examine our biases and find ways to get really curious instead.



    Email the team to get your free resource.



    BOOK!

    Buy Chris Hutchinson’s book, “Ripple: A Field Manual for Leadership that Works”: https://www.rippleleader.com/order

    Buy his book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00THKBPRG/



    CONNECT!

    Chris Hutchinson on LinkedIn.

    Chris Hutchinson on Twitter

    Read Chris Hutchinson’s articles on Medium



    To get in touch with Chris and his team, visit http://www.Trebuchetgroup.com

    Learn more about being a Ripple leader: https://www.rippleleader.com



    SUBSCRIBE!

    Here are links to “The Ripple Leader Podcast with Chris Hutchinson & The Trebuchet Group” on various platforms.

    Here are links to “The Ripple Leader Podcast with Chris Hutchinson & The Trebuchet Group” on various platforms.

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    • 16 min
    S5. Ep. 5 - What to do as a leader when you perceive that you're the bottleneck

    S5. Ep. 5 - What to do as a leader when you perceive that you're the bottleneck

    In this episode, Chris and Josh explore the common problem leaders experience when they wonder “Hmm, maybe I’m the problem.” They unpack a few indicators that can confirm your role in holding things up, and offer helpful suggestions on determining what’s most important for the business, for the team, and when it might be time for you to just get a hobby. Remember, you’re not alone. This is a common challenge. When you’re ready for some self-exploration, listen in here.



    TAKEAWAYS!


    A few things to look for: If work is piling up around you, big hint. If you aren’t available and things are happening faster than usual or people hold back when you ask for their perspective, this can be another indicator that you may be a bottleneck. 


    When a leader perceives this problem to be true, it may be time to explore how you’re feeling valued in your organization. 


    To open up the bottleneck, you can start thinking with end in mind. Start with questions like, What would I do if I have to punch out for awhile? Who is the understudy - either person or process - that can cover the gap? 


    It might be time to do an “ego-ectimy.” The longer you hold onto things you may need to let go of, the longer you’re impacting the team. What’s your responsibility to create stewards beyond you?



    Email the team to get your free resource.



    BOOK!

    Buy Chris Hutchinson’s book, “Ripple: A Field Manual for Leadership that Works”: https://www.rippleleader.com/order



    Buy his book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00THKBPRG/



    CONNECT!

    Chris Hutchinson on LinkedIn

    Chris Hutchinson on Twitter

    Read Chris Hutchinson’s articles on Medium

    To get in touch with Chris and his team, visit http://www.Trebuchetgroup.com



    Learn more about being a Ripple leader: https://www.rippleleader.com



    SUBSCRIBE!

    Here are links to “The Ripple Leader Podcast with Chris Hutchinson & The Trebuchet Group” on various platforms.

    ⁠Spotify⁠

    ⁠Apple Podcasts⁠

    ⁠Google Podcasts⁠

    • 18 min

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J Carbary ,

Really great show!

Loving this podcast. Episode topics are interesting, the content is incredibly helpful, and the episode length is perfect. Keep up the great work, Chris.

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