Level Up Leadership

Personal Development Self Awareness
Using Assessments to Improve Self Awareness

Personal development should be a part of our every-day lives. By continuing to grow and learn throughout our lives, we find greater meaning and satisfaction in our personal lives and in our work. The people who do best in the business world don’t sit back and wait for success to come to them. They create…

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Personal Development Assessments
In Order to Change, You Must Know What to Change

Various studies have shown that only about 30% of the American workforce is engaged in their work. That means that many of us have lost our passion for what we do (if we ever had it in the first place). We lost our sense of accomplishment from our careers. And we often feel stagnant. It’s…

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Personal Development
Why is Personal Development so Important?

Human beings are constantly in motion. We get bored easily. We may claim that we hate change, but we actually thrive on it. Our natural instinct is always to be exploring, traveling, discovering, and growing. The same is true in our professional lives. When we get stuck in a role that doesn’t let us grow…

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5 Characteristics of an Effective Leader

Leadership isn’t a one-size-fits-all ability. There are many different types of effective leadership, and one style might be perfectly suited to some managers and completely ineffectual for others. That said, there are certain qualities that seem to remain consistent across all leadership styles. Five key leader characteristics that are effective leaders must possess include: Determination…

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Employees Leave Managers, Not Their Jobs

Many major studies have been conducted about employee engagement. A Gallup survey of more than 350,000 people found that only 30% of US employees are “engaged” at work. A similar study by Towers Watson of 32,000 people found that only 35% of employees are “highly engaged.” And a study out of Dale Carnegie determined that…

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Effective Leadership: An Exploration of the Statistics

Effective leadership. Every company wants it, every company looks for it, tries to train for it, and tries to hire for it. So why do 71% of businesses feel that their leaders are not able to lead their organization into the future? Part of the issue is a leadership skills gap. 10,000 Baby Boomers are…

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Finding Your Passion
Finding Your Passion, Aspire to Become Your Best Self

According to Deloitte, 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. This is truly a tragic figure. Many of us spend about half of our waking hours at our jobs. If four out of five people don’t like what we do at work, that means most of us don’t enjoy a major portion of our…

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Happy Employees
Why Should Leaders Encourage Rest and Restoration?

At the end of 2016, over half of all full-time American employees had seven unused vacation days. When most workers only get ten days to begin with, that means that a huge part of the workforce is working way too hard. Overwork leads to health problems, disengaged workers, and high turnover rates. On the other…

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rest and productivity
Aspire to Better with Rest

The instinct in American businesses is, if you want to rise to the top, you need to work longer and harder than everyone else. And it’s certainly true that hard work and dedication are essential components of achieving any goal. But all of that hard work needs to be balanced with rest. Taking time off…

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using vacation days
Why Don’t We Use Our Vacation Days?

The importance of taking time off is well documented. The occasional vacation clears the mind, rejuvenates the spirit, and improves overall health. People who take vacations report being more productive at work, because they are less stressed and lead more balanced lives. So why do so many Americans fail to use their vacation days? In…

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