Level Up Leadership

Helping Employees set SMART Goals

A core piece of the Situational Leadership® II model is helping employees set SMART goals. Without goal setting, employees often don’t know what is expected of them. Whether you incorporate goal setting into an annual review or meet with team members weekly to discuss pressing tasks (a habit we strongly recommend that you establish), a…

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Using SLII® Style Conversations to Align Leaders and Employees

As discussed in our previous blogs, Situational Leadership® II is a widely-used leadership model that gives leaders a framework for adapting their leadership style to the needs of individual employees. The basic premise is that leaders shouldn’t use a single style of leadership and expect the best results. Every person on your team is an…

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What are the 3 Skills a Situational Leader Must Have?

Developed by Ken Blanchard, Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) is one of the most highly regarded and widely used leadership strategies in the business world. It is a leadership model for adapting one’s style in order to get the best performance out of a given employee with a given goal or directive. Business leaders have a…

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The Big Benefits of Situational Leadership® II

Developed by Ken Blanchard, Situational Leadership® II has become one of the most widely used leadership models in the world because it helps improve employee engagement and increase employee retention. The basic principal behind SLII® is simple: different situations call for different types of leadership, even with the same employee. And it makes a lot…

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Understanding the Most Widely Utilized Leadership Models in the World

Employees want the opportunity to grow and excel. In 2016, 87% of Millennials said they felt professional development and/or career growth opportunities were very important to them. Likewise, 76% of employees viewed opportunities for career growth as a top non-financial motivator at work. But career growth is a two-way street. Employees can only learn the…

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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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