Chris Hutchinson and the Trebuchet Group Teach the Importance of Leadership and Growth for Better Business
While transitioning out of his position as an engineer at Motorola, Chris Hutchinson realized that he was less interested in engineering and more interested in leadership. Armed with that realization as the catalyst, he founded the Trebuchet Group, a Certified B Corporation in Fort Collins, Colorado, with the mission of developing leadership skills in individuals and helping leaders build strong teams around them.
Hutchinson is passionate about sharing the knowledge on becoming a great leader and defining the actionable steps to get there. Since founding the Trebuchet Group in 2002, he has held true to that passion and helped hundreds of organizations and executive leaders understand the ins and outs of effective leadership and interpersonal dynamics for stronger companies. Through the work of Hutchinson and his team, Trebuchet Group was named a 2019 Best For The World Governance honoree by B Lab.
In this episode of Grow Ensemble’s Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast, we discuss Hutchinson’s personal journey with leadership, what qualities he believes make up a great leader, and how a company’s leadership and team structure determine how successful it will be. We also dive into how Trebuchet defined its target client, the importance of growth and introspection (both personally and professionally), and Hutchinson’s 2015 book on leadership, Ripple.
The 2019 Best For The World Honorees are building a more inclusive, regenerative economy focused on having a positive impact for all stakeholders.
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- Episode 6 — Putting Your Employees First to Serve the Community Above and Beyond, With Allison Gibson
- Tips on how to tend to leadership in your company.
- The importance of transparency for looking within and being self-aware.
- How to determine your focus and choose the right projects for growth.
- Insight on how the Trebuchet Group has defined its target client and how other companies can do the same.
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