Level Up Leadership

Creating a Win-Win Fit with Assessment Services

In his New York Times blog, Jay Goltz shared an anecdote about his management style. When asked by a young MBA how he kept his employees so happy, Goltz told the young man that half of the trick was treating them well, and the other half was firing the unhappy ones. This sounds a bit…

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The Importance of Goal Setting

Dr. Gail Matthews of the Dominican University of California has completed a study that shows what we at Level Up Leadership have known for years: Writing your goals down and sharing them with others greatly improves your odds of achieving the goal. In Dr. Matthews’ study, she had different groups of people list their business…

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Reasons Your Super Worker May Not Be a Great Supervisor

One of the most common mistakes business owners make is assuming that a great worker will make a great leader. All too often, it feels only natural that a person who is the best employee amongst their peer group should be promoted to a leadership position, but super workers don’t always make the best supervisors.…

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Top Hiring Mistakes You May Be Making

Hiring good employees is one of the toughest challenges facing businesses of every size, but the consequences of hiring a bad employee can be particularly crippling if you’re a small business owner. Having the right people in the right jobs is essential to moving your company forward, creating a solid company culture, and putting your…

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3 Tips for Creating a Company Vision Statement with Meaning

Running your business without a mission statement is like trying to sail a ship without a compass (or the GPS equivalent). You may be able to cover impressive distances, but you won’t be able to tell if you’re headed in the right direction. A mission statement is a uniting force that allows everyone in your…

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Surprising Ways Large Companies Promote Positive Work Culture

There is no one-size-fits-all model for creating a positive company culture. Every organization must find its own way of promoting positive attitudes, values, and goals within its workforce. Whatever your business model may be, the happiness of your employees links directly to the happiness of your customers, and that in turn links to profitability. There…

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