Creating extraordinary performance is part science and part art. Leaders must identify the unique factors that will produce extraordinary performance in their organization.
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.
One of the hallmarks of a great leader is an insatiable desire to learn more. Truly remarkable leaders never brag about how much they know nor claim to have all the answers. Leadership demands humility, curiosity, and a willingness to be challenged. For all these reasons, we’re always working on broadening our own horizons by [...]
“As a leader, it is your job to construct the framework, the environment, and the culture where people are engaged and can be successful.” — Chris Ihrig, CEO of FiredUp! Culture There’s a flawed way of thinking common in business, where leaders and team members believe that things will “work themselves out.” But the reality [...]
Lots of people have a goal to lose weight. But the journey to say, losing 10 pounds, can seem incredibly daunting. In all reality, losing that amount of weight in a healthy, sustainable way, should take months. But people want quick fixes. They aren’t willing to do the work to truly reach their goal. Setting [...]
One of the most challenging aspects of being a leader is balancing responsibility and power with one’s ego. All too often we see leaders in movies who seem to tackle threats and problems all on their own. It makes sense. Everyone loves the idea of a singular hero, but the reality is that great leaders [...]
Great leaders never stop trying to improve their communication skills. They understand that you cannot simply talk at people, you need to have meaningful conversations with them. Developing the skills to do that takes time and constant consideration as the tools, messages, and reasons to communicate shift over time. As a leader, you likely already [...]
We’re excited to share a new resource: From Underperforming to Rockstar: A CEO’s Roadmap to Investing in Their People. Inside this guide, you’ll learn to tackle some of the most common challenges caused by an underperforming leadership team: Authority that doesn’t inspire Low productivity High turnover We created this resource to help you forge a [...]
Towards the end of the 19th century, oil barons were staking their claims all around the country. Among those petroleum pioneers were folks hoping to strike it rich by drilling wells in unproven areas. These so-called “wildcatters” risked everything based on a hunch, based on what some would call intuition. Not a lot has changed [...]
Today’s work environment is fundamentally different than it was a year ago. Across the world, people have traded the break rooms for living rooms, cubicles for closets, and co-workers for kids. With so many people working from home, leaders are left struggling to figure out how to engage with team members who aren’t physically present. [...]
“Great leadership has a plan and works that plan constantly. Planning has to be something that's part of your routine every single week. Planning is not an event. Planning is a discipline.” — Chris Ihrig, CEO at FiredUp! The end of the year is rapidly approaching. And if you’re like many of the leaders we [...]