3 Communication Essentials with Students

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | September 23, 2022 Research suggests that successful teaching is based on a ratio of 50% knowledge and 50% communication skills. Teachers play many roles and wear many hats including behavior management specialist, counselor,...

 

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The Missing Link to Engaged Teams

The Missing Link to Engaged Teams

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | August 26, 2022 The fundamental question, that has become a universally tired cliché, is, “How do you get everyone on the same page?” Every organization has a mission and important work that must get done. Yet, even the...

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Effective Teamwork Requires Praxis

Effective Teamwork Requires Praxis

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | August 12, 2022 At trainings I often ask people, “Raise your hand if you love teambuilding experiences?” A typical response is 2-3 people who respond positively out of an entire team. My reply is, “Don’t worry, we’re not going...

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3 Ways to Rebuild a Healthy Workplace Culture

3 Ways to Rebuild a Healthy Workplace Culture

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | March 28, 2022 Recent survey results in the Harvard Business Review state:• 65% of people don’t feel any sense of community at work• 76% reported difficulty making connections with teammates• Over 40% feel physically or...

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3 Practices to Transform Student Engagement

3 Practices to Transform Student Engagement

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | February 25, 2022 I was teaching in a freshmen class when a student in the front row asked, “What’s that smell?” By this time all the students were looking around the room, and as I glanced up from my notes, there it was! On a...

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Reviving Teams that are Emotionally Spent

Reviving Teams that are Emotionally Spent

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | February 11, 2022 Winter weather in northern Indiana has forced me to ditch my morning walk for a 30-minute stationary trek on an exercise bike. The only thing that makes it palatable is re-watching episodes of The Office that...

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Three Steps to Transforming Your Listening Skills

Three Steps to Transforming Your Listening Skills

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | January 28, 2022 Have you ever found yourself on the listening end of a conversation, and based on your response, it becomes abundantly clear that you have not listened to a word they said? Author and reporter Celeste Headlee,...

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