Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute Order on Amazon Our Overall Rating: 9.2/10 Usefulness Rating: 9.5/10 Stretch Your Thinking Rating: 8.9/10 Our Main Take-Away: What’s your mind telling you? Are [...]
About Chris IhrigChris leads a dynamic team of passionate change agents who are dedicated to partnering with organizational executives to create cultures that inspire, engage and ignite the best in people. Our work is dedicated to harnessing the power of culture to equip leaders, build amazing teams and align operation practices to delighting the customer and drive breakthrough results.
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White Order on Amazon Our Overall Rating: 8.9/10 Usefulness Rating: 8.5/10 Stretch Your Thinking Rating: 8.0/10 Our Main Take-Away: [...]
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton Order on Amazon Our Overall Rating: 9.4/10 Usefulness Rating: 9.4/10 Stretch Your Thinking Rating: 9.0/10 Our Main Take-Away: The book points out that most organizations are [...]
Becoming a Coaching Leader: The Proven System for Building Your Own Team of Champions by Daniel Harkavy Order on Amazon Our Overall Rating: 9.0/10 Usefulness Rating: 9.0/10 Stretch Your Thinking Rating: 8.0/10 Our Main Take-Away: This [...]
Struggling to Hit Your Goals? by Chris Ihrig Is Your Resolve Faltering? Don’t Worry – Help Is on The Way Only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. If your resolve is faltering, you’re not alone. It’s also not a character flaw. We tend to think that people who set and achieve goals are [...]
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni Order on Amazon Our Overall Rating: 9.5/10 Usefulness Rating: 9.5/10 Stretch Your Thinking Rating: 8.0/10 Our Main Take-Away: Managing or working on a team [...]
The terms responsibility and accountability are often used interchangeably. While these two words are strongly related, they have distinctly separate meanings in a Fired-Up Culture and significant impact on customer value. Responsibilities are the tasks, duties, jobs and activities that belong to an individual or group. Accountabilities are the results that an individual or group...
On January 26, 2009, I became a statistic. That day more than 650,000 Americans lost their jobs. Factory workers and teachers. Chefs and middle managers.
A Consistent Message: Spell It Out with a Story By Chris Ihrig Employee engagement is at troublingly low levels. For more than a decade, engagement hovered around 30%. Then, in 2018, the Gallup Organization reported that engagement had dropped to 15%. To counteract low engagement, managers are encouraged to share the mission, vision, values, goals, [...]
Remote Teams – Getting Comfortable By Chris Ihrig The job market has only been this tight twice in my lifetime. This assumes you were alive in ’69. It has me thinking about ways to attract and keep talent with this much competition. Of course, there are the traditional things like raising salaries and adding benefits [...]