Level Up Leadership

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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rest and productivity
Want to be More Productive? This is What You May be Missing

When we fall behind at work — which for many of us feels like a daily occurrence — our tendency is to feel like we have to then our hours, do away with personal time, and push even harder. But this thinking actually contributes more to the problem. Working non-stop without a break is actually…

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vacation statistics
Are These 5 Employee Vacation Statistics Surprising?

The summer is finally here! That means vacation, right? Maybe not… You might be surprised to learn that while we here in America claim to love our summer breaks, employee vacation statistics tell a different story. Compared to other top economies throughout the world, we have some of the most restrictive policies about vacation out…

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happy customers
Better Hires + Better Service = Better Customer Experience!

Humans love to complain. There must be something in our nature that makes us this way, because we’re always looking for something to share with our friends and family, and good experiences just aren’t as juicy or exciting. This is true when it comes to personal relationships, politics, and interactions with companies. Did a viral…

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bad hires and customers
Top 5 Ways a Bad Hire Can Negatively Impact Your Customers

The costs of bad hires are well documented. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has famously estimated that better hiring decisions could have saved his company well over $100 million. In smaller companies, bad hires can threaten the entire business by scaring off customers or bungling deals. Here are five ways that bad hires can have a…

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