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So far Chris Ihrig has created 28 blog entries.

Culture Surveys: Why They’re Effective and How to Get Them Right

2021-06-08T21:54:14+00:00

Imagine your boss sees you and asks, “How’s it going?” Chances are you’ll smile, say “Great!” and continue on with your day. But things might not be going great. You’re overwhelmed with work. You’re anxious about an upcoming promotion opportunity. Or, you’re frustrated again by a failing tech infrastructure.  Why don’t you say any of [...]

Culture Surveys: Why They’re Effective and How to Get Them Right2021-06-08T21:54:14+00:00

Countering Burnout: A Capacity Problem or a Culture Problem?

2021-06-03T16:53:18+00:00

Almost everyone experiences burnout at some point in their career. Some in toxic work environments deal with it constantly. But a workplace doesn’t have to be unhealthy in order for someone to feel burned out.  Burnout can happen to anyone, even your star players. It happens when they feel overwhelmed, undervalued, or forgotten about. And [...]

Countering Burnout: A Capacity Problem or a Culture Problem?2021-06-03T16:53:18+00:00

How Leaders Become Better Coaches

2021-05-17T21:54:09+00:00

The image of an iconic coach is that of a commander on the sidelines, yelling instructions at players or yelling in the locker room. This classic figure thrived on the belief that tough love and hard knocks would foster inspiration on the field.  Many associate the role of a leader with that of a coach. [...]

How Leaders Become Better Coaches2021-05-17T21:54:09+00:00

Making Leadership Personal Without Sacrificing Consistency

2021-05-12T22:03:24+00:00

There are lots of different leadership styles. There’s the inclusive leader, who brings people in to talk and process things. There’s the commander, who gives orders and doesn’t take no for an answer. There’s the passive leader who lets things work themselves out. The list goes on and on.  Almost every leadership style is effective [...]

Making Leadership Personal Without Sacrificing Consistency2021-05-12T22:03:24+00:00

Fight Imposter Syndrome: Learn to Lead Well from Day One

2021-05-05T19:23:37+00:00

Picture a manager, recently promoted into a position of leadership. It’s their first time having such authority and they’re filled with anxiety. What if their team doesn’t follow them? What if people think they aren’t qualified? What if they actually aren’t qualified?  Imposter syndrome is common for leaders in new positions, whether it's their first [...]

Fight Imposter Syndrome: Learn to Lead Well from Day One2021-05-05T19:23:37+00:00

Re-Examining the Systems That Have Proven Successful in the Past

2021-04-15T20:11:00+00:00

When the team designing the 787 widebody aircraft began their work, they faced a monumental challenge. In addition to creating an aircraft with great range and comfort, there was an overall requirement that this new airplane is 20 percent more fuel-efficient than any before.   Leaders face similar challenges every year. Do more with less. Do [...]

Re-Examining the Systems That Have Proven Successful in the Past2021-04-15T20:11:00+00:00

The Value of Investing in Your Team

2021-04-15T20:10:38+00:00

Stereotypes showcase effective leaders as commanding, direct, and decisive but that same reputation also paints them as cold and often distant. This classic leadership image is one that we see in movies, in books, and all too often in our workplace. But there’s a problem: great leaders are not domineering ones.  The reality is that [...]

The Value of Investing in Your Team2021-04-15T20:10:38+00:00

How to Identify and Address Culture Issues Before They Squash Your Team

2021-04-16T00:07:17+00:00

In 2020, COVID deepened a lot of the different cracks in organizations’ workplace cultures. Employees may have been aware of these cracks, but the pandemic brought them center stage as pressure was put on systems and processes in multiple ways. As things begin to open back up, leaders have to take the opportunity to address [...]

How to Identify and Address Culture Issues Before They Squash Your Team2021-04-16T00:07:17+00:00

How to Successfully Move Mediocre Teams Forward

2021-04-15T20:10:04+00:00

All new leaders face numerous challenges when first stepping into their role. They have to build trust with their team and address the concerns of senior leadership, all without the benefit of experience. As a new leader, you must be armed with tools to lead each team member, no matter their starting point.  Transitions are [...]

How to Successfully Move Mediocre Teams Forward2021-04-15T20:10:04+00:00

The Key to Creating and Sustaining a Values-Driven Workplace Culture

2021-04-16T00:07:33+00:00

Every organization has a set of values. Whether or not they’re followed is an entirely different question. When we talk about values, we don’t mean a bunch of words on a fancy poster in the lobby or just some page in the About section of a website. When we talk about values, we’re talking about [...]

The Key to Creating and Sustaining a Values-Driven Workplace Culture2021-04-16T00:07:33+00:00

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