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How to Apply Ingaged Leadership in Multi-Tiered Organizations

Leading in multi-tier organizations requires a specific set of skills and strategies to effectively manage teams across different levels. These skills and practices can be used by all effective leaders, but are especially important to keep in mind if you are using Ingaged Leadership.

Let’s Review the Basics

Here are some best practices to consider:

  1. Establish clear communication channels: Create open and transparent communication channels between all levels of the organization. Ensure that information is clearly communicated up and down the chain of command and that feedback is actively encouraged.
  2. Encourage collaboration: Foster a culture of collaboration and teamwork by encouraging cross-functional communication and shared goals. This can help break down silos and increase productivity and innovation.
  3. Delegate effectively: Delegation is crucial in multi-tier organizations. Ensure that tasks are delegated appropriately to the right people with the necessary skills and authority to complete them. This can help reduce micromanagement and improve efficiency.
  4. Lead by example: As a leader, it’s important to model the behaviors and values that you want to see in your team. This includes being accountable, transparent, and respectful in all interactions.
  5. Develop leadership skills at all levels: Invest in leadership development programs to help develop the skills and abilities of leaders at all levels of the organization. This can help create a culture of leadership and foster innovation and growth.
  6. Implement effective training through the ranks: Training is like a lubricant that makes everything work better in any organization. Don’t let training be an afterthought Make it a top priority.

In Summary . . .

Overall, ingaged leadership in multi-tier organizations requires a strategic approach that focuses on communication, collaboration, delegation, modeling behavior, and leadership development. By adopting these best practices, leaders can create a culture of success and drive the organization forward.

About Evan Hackel, Entrepreneur, Author Speaker, Podcaster

As author, speaker and Evan Hackel has been instrumental in launching more than 20 businesses and has managed a portfolio of brands with systemwide sales of more than $5 billion.  He is the creator of Ingaged Leadership, is author of the book Ingaging Leadership Meets the Younger Generation, and is a thought leader in the fields of leadership and success.

Evan is the CEO of Ingage Consulting, Delta Payment Systems and an advisor to Tortal Training.  Reach Evan at ehackel@ingage.net, 781-820 7609 or visit www.evanhackelspeaks.com

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World Teen Mental Health Day

Mental health and wellness is a phrase you might have heard bouncing around recently, but what does it really mean? Children’s mental health and wellness sits at the heart of what we do here at the Conscious Parenting Revolution. This year, on World Teen Mental Health Day (March 2nd), we hope to clarify some common misconceptions about childhood mental health, and provide some useful tips for Conscious Parents everywhere!

There is so much pressure on young minds today, much more than one would expect at a cursory glance!

Pressure to fit in with new TikTok crazes and keep up with online appearances…

Pressure of keeping up with homework and extracurriculars…

Pressure to learn how to re-socialize post-pandemic…

Pressure to cope with the reality of gun violence in the US and some other countries and an ever changing climate…

Truly, life can be tough for children and teens, and we are just scratching the surface!

It’s true, every child will deal with life’s momentous challenges in their own particular way. However, while it can be difficult to discern at times, there is a difference between simply treading water and drowning. As a parent who has concerns about the impact of anxiety and a heightened sense of worry in your kids, there are signs to look out for when your kids start to go under.

Some signs are simple, such as avoiding meals or activities they would typically do for fun, worrying all the time, or expressing indifference/apathy towards themselves and others. Although it may seem obvious if your child is telling you they are worried, often as a parent, you may not notice they are saying it more frequently than before. Especially when the whole world around you is saying the same thing!

Other manifestations can be more difficult to identify, such as your kids becoming irritable or upset more quickly than usual, jumping right into shouting or even crying. It is also common for kids in distress to retreat within themselves, becoming introverted or quiet, seldom leaving their bedrooms. Consistent with other avoidance behaviors, they may also report having headaches or other aches and pains. While many of these behaviors occur normally throughout one’s life, an unexpected increase in frequency can be a telltale sign of a child experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

It is important for parents or caregivers to take note of these behaviors so that the underlying issues can be addressed and resolved. Usually, such behavior can be adequately soothed by a parent offering sufficient comfort. Still, if your child’s behavior persists, it can be a sign of a more severe problem. And of course, if their behavior causes significant concern, you should always seek professional help.

Prior to the pandemic, one in eight children were estimated to display signs of anxiety. However, recent estimates suggest this number could have significantly increased. Therefore, as a parent/caregiver, it is imperative that you are vigilant.


Different Types Of Anxiety In Children

Generalized Anxiety Disorder:
Signs are excessive, and what a parent would consider unnecessary worry.

Panic Disorder:
Regular displays of out-of-character intense fear can also manifest themselves with physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach cramps, shortness of breath, and even dizziness.

Social Anxiety Disorder:
This is when a child deliberately avoids any uncomfortable social situation.

Specific Phobias:
This is when a child will express fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation such as a fear of a particular animal, dogs, for example, going on an airplane, or having a check-up with a doctor or dentist.

Separation Anxiety Disorder:
When a child becomes upset and distressed before, during, or after being separated from a parent or caregiver.

Panic Attacks:
Rare in younger children, but parents should be aware of symptoms, including palpitations, a faster heart rate, sweating and shaking, shortness of breath, and chest pains.

Selective Mutism:
When a child refuses to speak to certain people or in certain situations, it usually indicates more than the child is just shy. Such a youngster may start to be anxious when they are about to be in a position where they know they will have to speak.

How To Address Anxiety In Your Kids

Just like any problem left unaddressed, childhood anxiety can quickly snowball into much larger issues – difficulty socializing, falling behind in school, self-harm, etc. Fortunately, there are many effective ways to address anxiety before it gets out of control.

Normalizing emotional expression in your everyday conversations with your kids is a great start. You can model healthy emotional expression by talking to them about your thoughts, feelings, hopes, and fears. Opening up about when you are afraid, feel helpless, or out of control helps your children recognise these feelings in themselves, which is the first step towards being in control of your feelings, and not the other way around!

The next step is having a discussion with your kids about the role of their feelings and emotions. Emotions are here to inform us, not to control us! Speak with them about “sitting with their feelings”, and that they are not their emotions. When a child is experiencing anxiety, it is an emotion they are having, not who they are. Similar to Disney’s Tinkerbell, children and adolescents are prone to becoming their emotions. Let your children know that when they feel anxious, it is something inside them, and not them. Encourage your child to sit with these emotions, acknowledge them, and attempt to discover where they originate from.

Children should be encouraged to participate, too. When your child refuses to go to a birthday party, instead of playing one side or the other (“you have to go”/ “you don’t have to go”), start by sitting with them as they process how they feel. Turn towards them as you listen to their underlying feelings and needs, this will start to settle their nervous system. Begin to empathize and gently ask questions to aid in both your understandings. When we express and accept our emotions they start to feel less overwhelming, and we begin to feel more in control.

Love and Blessings,

Katherine

P.S. In this episode of the Law of Attraction SECRETS Podcast, I chat with Natasha Graziano about her own parenting struggles, so listen in so you can OVERCOME whatever it is you’re going through with your child! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

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Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ For Business Or Career?

“You’re trying hard not to show it.
But baby, baby I know it. You lost that lovin’ feelin’.
Whoa that lovin’ feelin’. You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’,
Now it’s gone, gone, gone whoao- hoh.”

You know the song, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” performed by the Righteous Brothers and immortalized in the movie “Top Gun” where Tom Cruise sings it to woo Kelly McGillis. You’re probably humming the tune right now.

Lately, have you been finding it difficult to feel the love about your coaching or consulting business or career? “Love,” you say? “Well, I love my spouse, my kids, my favorite sports teams, French vanilla ice cream, but love my business? I am way too busy to love my business. I’ve got emails to answer!”

Loving your business and the work you do is the most important strategic advantage in business today. When people love their work, they are inspired, passionate and committed to excellence. In spite of a turbulent economy, employee and employer dissatisfaction is commonplace. We have all read the studies that less than half of the global workforce feels valued by their employer and a large percentage of employees intend to look for a new job within a year. These people at all levels of an organization dread going to work, are resigned that nothing will change and are livin’ for the weekend. If this describes you or a client of yours, it is possible to start feelin’ the love again and recapture the excitement in your business and career.

Your “Love Your Business Challenge” to feel the love is a three-step process:

Step 1: Take a trip down memory lane and remember when you first loved your work. You felt motivated and excited about going to work. Somewhere along the way, you started pressing the snooze button. Think back to the times when you were bright-eyed and enthusiastic about the massive learning curve that consumed you. Recall when you spent hours immersed in creating a new process or product and not even realized it; when you were energetic, passionate and having fun using your natural strengths and talents.
Remember the first days at your business and how much you enjoyed your clients or coworkers before you had them all “figured out.” You were naturally engaged in conversations about the limitless possibilities of your work, the team’s creative capacities and the company’s future. As corny as it sounds, love was present and palpable.
Write down your loving recollections, feelings and experiences. Remember the old saying, “A short pencil is better than a long memory!”

Step 2: Admit it. Like the song says, “You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.”
Acknowledge what you’re feeling and do an analysis of where or when this happened. Were you ever tempted to chuck it all and start over in a new business or another company? Take a long, hard and honest look at the decisions you made then about your business, career, clients, co-workers and partners and your future career path. Who was wrong or right in the process (yourself included)? Are you holding on to old beliefs or behaviors that are no longer serving you?

Step 3: Change yourself and your circumstances will change. Begin to think and act as though you actually LOVE your business and career. Behave like a person deep in the throes of passion, follow the love in your business. Give up any resentments, disappointments, hopes or promises about how it was “supposed” to be?
Short pencil in hand; list what you are willing to start/stop/continue doing in order to get the love back again. Make the tough decisions; fire the clients that you are tolerating and don’t love. Leave the job you aren’t lovin’ or courageously reinvent the career that you have written off.
When love is present, there is compassion, forgiveness, appreciation and action. Finding renewed purpose and commitment will widen your view about your work and make a positive impact on your company, community, nation and the world. Yes, the world.

Create an environment that will support you in bringing the excitement back. Engage your mind, body, soul and feet; get moving and take action. Actively seek out com­ munities of other business lovers. Watch out for the naysayers, cynics, doomsayers and the people that are “just getting by” in their professional lives. Study the most successful organizations and people in and out of your industry and see how they love the work they are doing. Construct a new Business Love Manifesto to declare your love to your employees, partners, clients and prospects. Remember that new eyes, ears and moving feet will guide you to new opportunities.

Declare your Business Love Woman or Manifesto and share your experiences of renewed love, passion, admiration, puppy love about your business and career.
The positive effects of loving your business will transform the way you approach your daily living and the results you enjoy. My clients report that when they are more loving at work, they naturally have a more loving and rewarding family life.

Loving the work you do and being proud about the contributions you make will transform your life and your business. By engaging in the Love Your Business Challenge, you will create new and rewarding opportunities and have more fun along the way!

About:
Kathleen Caldwell is CEO of Caldwell Consulting Group, founder of the Women’s Success Accelerator ™ and C-Suite Network’s Women’s Coaching & Consulting Council. Kathleen is the author of the soon to be released book, “Success Mindpower: Use Your Powerful Mind To Play And Win YOUR Game Of Success.”

Ms. Caldwell is a philanthropist, credentialed success coach, professional speaker and author who has mentored and advised thousands of entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and business teams around the world to greater success and profitability.

Kathleen has received numerous awards and honors including the designation of “Woman of Distinction” and “Influential Woman in Business” and was recently honored as a GEM – Generous, Enthusiastic and Motivated leader in her community.

Awards, aside, Ms. Caldwell is known best as a connector and is excited to share her alliances and new business strategies to support leaders and organizations in their business and career success.
In her spare time, Kathleen is a certified Zumba instructor, health coach, and success hypnotherapist and has a passion for international travel and ballroom dancing with her sweetheart and husband, Michael.

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PLAY THE LONG GAME TO BECOME MORE INTELLIGENT, HEALTHIER, AND WEALTHIER!

Every action you take, positive or negative, compounds over time, which can work for you or against you- therefore, you must constantly be taking daily small positive steps.

Sadly, many first attempts will probably not get the attention you think. But your efforts will finally get noticed if you hang around long enough.

Compounding is a powerful force. Einstein called. Compound Interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it. he who doesn’t pays it.” Warren Buffett and many other super wealthy use this law by putting their money to work overtime.

The power of compounding can be used in many areas of our lives. We can save a little every month. read a few pages and even exercise 15 minutes daily the results will surprise you in a few short months. If you can repeat a positive (one day at a time) habit long enough, the law of repetition will reward you.

Time consistent action-compound growth.

So, instead of looking for one massive leap to change you life or career, commit to small but sustainable action over time, so the correct application of resources, tim and energy creates massive growth.

When to start

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and today i the next best time to do so. The key is to start now an repeat it every day; it’s the only way to change a behavior become an expert, or build wealth.

Spend each day trying to be a little wiser, just 1%. You wi get much more out of life. The same holds for savings, an just a tiny amount daily each day can add up t significant results.

The repetition law takes a lot of time. Most people don’t have that kind of patience. But it’s the littlest actions tha compound over time. Tremendous results and change an the outcomes of the littlest actions repeated daily. Se don’t give up if you don’t see results or your savings grow in a few weeks or months. I created a short video on how to save for the future. Just let me know, and I will forward

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