5 Trauma-Informed Care Practices To Help Kids in Crisis

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | May 6, 2022 The Crisis At Ground Level According to a survey of young American’s just released by Harvard, the mental health crisis among our children is escalating dramatically. Over 50% of youth reported feeling down,...

 

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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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How Talking Less Makes You a Better Leader

How Talking Less Makes You a Better Leader

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | January 21, 2022 Research by Cognisco HR training organization in the UK in 2018 highlights that poor communication costs us around $37 billion per year. This boils down to approximately $26K per worker! In contrast, companies...

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Start the New Year by Building Team Engagement

Start the New Year by Building Team Engagement

Share: Ritch Hochstetler | January 14, 2022 You need your team to perform well. High productivity only comes with team members who are engaged. What’s the one thing you must do before anything else? According to the CEO Benchmarking Report of 2021 by...

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Hope Embodied Through Teachers & Youth Workers Everywhere

Hope Embodied Through Teachers & Youth Workers Everywhere

Ritch Hochstetler | December 31, 2021 I once read an article that focused on the impact of an effective kindergarten teacher on the lives of students. The author of the article posited that, if this impact was translated into financial terms, this teacher should be...

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