Level Up Leadership

5 Key Components of Good Goals:

Now that we’ve recognized that generalized New Year’s Resolutions don’t serve us very well, let’s take a look at 5 key actions that can support you in achieving both your personal and professional goals in 2018. Make it S.M.A.R.T. – The SMART acronym first appeared in the November 1981 issue of Management Review and at…

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What is it that only 8% of us are able to achieve?

According to research out of the University of Scranton, the answer…. Our New Year’s Resolutions. With 2018 upon us, we wondered what ARE the biggest barriers to making New Year’s resolutions a reality? Here’s what we found in our research: Overwhelm: Quite often, we see the New Year as a great opportunity to “make a…

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Taking Time to Reflect: Celebrating YOU!!

As 2017 comes to a close, you may be thinking about all that you want to achieve in 2018. You may have started writing a list of resolutions or, better yet, a list of goals. That instinct is a good one. Writing out your goals is an important first step toward a better you. Written…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Success with Your Team

Chances are your office is getting ready for its annual holiday party. This is the one time of year that you all get together to celebrate the accomplishments of the past twelve months, enjoy each other’s company, and bond through bad karaoke. But celebrating success at work shouldn’t be something that only happens during the…

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The Mental and Emotional Health Benefits of Gratitude

The health benefits of gratitude are well documented by a wide variety of studies (as well as common sense). Negativity is bad for you. It actually hurts your health, discourages healing, and can isolate you emotionally. A positive outlook, on the other hand, can help you live a fuller life with more confidence and greater…

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5 Easy Tips for Expressing Gratitude at Work

Expressing gratitude at work has been shown to improve the outlook, productivity, and even the health of the person expressing the gratitude as well as the person receiving it. Turning daily gratitude into a practice is an easy way to help your team feel more cohesive, more energized, and more appreciated. Perhaps the best thing…

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Relationship Breakdown at Work? These 5 Steps May Provide Insight

The process of forming a new relationship can be broken down into five steps: judging, understanding, appreciating, respecting, and finally valuing. Whenever you form a relationship with a new person, you’ll go through these steps. Whatever step you end on will determine how strong your relationship will be. The problem with many workplace relationships is…

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Using Team Assessments to Identify Issues & Resolve Conflicts

Any time you get a group of people together, personalities are going to clash. Especially in the business world where everyone wants to show that they have something unique to offer, differing opinions and work styles are bound to come into conflict. If you’re a team leader, those internal team conflicts can seriously derail your…

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What You Need to Know about Team Assessments

Personal assessments have clear benefits in the business world. With good personal assessments, you can gain a better understanding of your unique work style, what drives you to succeed, and how you approach decision making. But what about team assessments? How do assessments for teams take those personal benefits and expand them to the people…

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