Level Up Leadership

Employee Vacations
When People Take Time Off, It’s Good for Your Business

We’ve all heard the data that vacations are good for both physical and mental health, and happier employees are better employees. But those are far from the only ways that vacations are good for business. Here five of the business benefits of time off that you may not have considered. 1. Vacations help you hold…

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Understanding Your Employees' Needs
Understanding Your Employees’ Unique Needs and Skills

People are different. As a leader, you may have a particular style, particular strengths, and a particular way of doing things. That is likely to line up nicely with the particular styles and strengths of some of your employees, but not all or even most of them. As the boss, it’s part of your job…

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empathy in the workplace
Is Empathy in the Workplace Important?

A study conducted in 2018 found that 96% of employees think it is important for their employers to demonstrate empathy, but 92% of employees believe that empathy is undervalued in their workplace. Is empathy as important as people in the workplace seem to think, and if so, what impact does empathy have on the success…

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Self Aware Leaders
7 Characteristics of a Self-Aware Leader

It is virtually impossible to be an effective leader without a substantial level of self-awareness. Self-aware leaders have the ability to adjust their approach and style to different situations, because they have the ability to see their impact on others, for better and for worse. Self-awareness at work can be a difficult skill to master,…

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Self Aware Leader
Why is Self-Awareness Important as a Leader?

When making a list of the most important qualities for a leader to have, you might include a strong moral compass, organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly. But according to the experts, the quality that should be at the top of the list isn’t any of those obvious characteristics. The most important capability…

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Situational Leadership® II
How is Situational Leadership® II Different?

Unless you started your own business in high school, you probably didn’t begin your career as a leader. You started as a team member, and through your dedication and skill, you rose through the ranks to the leadership role that you have today. Along the way, you certainly gleaned things from the leaders that you…

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Situational Leadership® II
The Four Core Leadership Competencies

Any parent with more than one child will tell you parenting strategies that work wonders with one child might totally flop with another. All people are different, and a parent or teacher or coach or leader can’t expect to treat everyone the same way and get the same results. People simply don’t work that way.…

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