Level Up Leadership

Not Retaining? Then You’re Losing

Adding new team members is a great way to recharge your business and inspire innovation, but new talent won’t get you anywhere if you’re having trouble retaining top employees. Employee turnover is bad for morale at every level of the company, and it’s bad for your bottom line. High turnover rates are an indicator that…

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Leap over Common Hiring Hurdles and Secure Top Talent

Hiring new employees is a lot like dating. When you try to find a potential mate, you go on dates with people that you find attractive to see if there’s a good fit. However, that fit can’t be one-sided: your date is also trying to decide whether or not you are attractive to them. It’s…

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What Can Be Measured Can Be Managed

Mark Graham Brown of Business Finance Magazine recently shared the story of Sears’ struggle with culture change back in 1996. The company was struggling with poor work culture, so they manufactured some new values and put together a Cultural Renewal Training session. Then, they decided to measure cultural change based on the percentage of employees…

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Successfully Setting and Implementing Workplace Goals

Strategic planning allows your company to set a course for the year to come. A solid strategic plan should involve the input of all your top executives, and ideally your entire organization. The importance of strategic planning can’t be overstated. Without a strong vision and a written guide regarding the direction of the company, you’ll…

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Where is Your Team Going?

Imagine you’re holding a map. You know from the map where you are, and there are roads pointing in every direction. You’re pretty sure some roads will take you back where you came from, and you think a few other roads might take you where you want to go. Now imagine everyone in your company…

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Give Thanks and Build a Stronger Team

There are a number of team development practices that you can use to help unite your staff and generate the most success for your organization.  With the holidays right around the corner, the practice I’d like to focus on today is gratitude. Take notice that I called gratitude a practice, not an act or emotion.…

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Improve Your Business by Expressing Gratitude

During the holiday season, many companies take a moment to thank their customers. Whether by having a holiday sale or sending a holiday card, it’s common practice in businesses both big and small to use this time of year as an opportunity to express gratitude. However, the best companies don’t wait for the holidays to…

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Transform Work Culture by Creating a Happy Workforce

The studies are conclusive. Companies with a happy workforce can be 400 to 1,000 times more profitable than organizations that have an unhappy workforce. No, that’s not a typo: 400 to 1,000 times. That’s a huge difference that can be made simply by treating your employees well. Or perhaps it’s not as simple as it…

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