Level Up Leadership

How to Set Goals That Align with Your Employee’s Passions

In a perfect world, every employee would be completely self-motivated, able to set their own goals, and able to achieve their highest potential without any outside guidance. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. In our current workplace culture, employees generally both want and need their bosses to be more akin to coaches –…

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How Does Celebration Create a Motivational Workplace Culture?

At this point, we’ve all heard the statistics about employee engagement and how engagement relates to motivation, productivity, loyalty, and profits. But for anyone who hasn’t heard, here are a few highlights: Highly engaged teams are, on average, 21% more profitable.Highly engaged teams have 59% less turnover.Employees who feel that their voices are heard are…

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Work Wins Worth Celebrating as a Team

Celebrating work victories is an essential part of remembering why you do the work you do, and staying motivated. Team celebrations help remind everyone that each team member has something important to contribute, and just how much that work is appreciated. Of course, not every little victory can be celebrated in equal measure. If you…

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The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Gratitude

The health benefits of gratitude are well documented by a wide variety of studies. Focusing on negativity negatively (no surprise here) 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 joy. Here are just a few…

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Does Your Company have an Ongoing Employee Recognition Program?

Starting an employee recognition program can be a bit of a tricky business. In the best cases, a recognition program can help significantly boost morale and engagement in your office. With a minimal upfront cost, you can actually boost your bottom line while fostering a happier, more productive, and emotionally healthier work environment.  In the…

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5 Sincere Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Employees

Saying thanks to employees doesn’t have to be a complicated business. As the boss, expressing gratitude at work is part of your job, and you should make a habit of it. How exactly you express gratitude is up to you, and it should be personal to your style and your office. That said, here are…

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Setting Organizational Goals
Getting Your Employees on Board with Organizational Goals

As Jim Clifton noted in a recent episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat Podcast (which, if you don’t already listen to it, we highly recommend), just a few generations ago, the American Dream was to get married, have kids, and own a home, all of which required a well-paying job. But it didn’t actually matter what…

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Motivating Employees with Goals
Effective Goal Setting Motivates Employees

We human beings are naturally goal setting all the time. “Today, I’m going to close two sales.” “This week, I’m going to go to three networking events.” We’re great at coming up with good ideas that will benefit ourselves. What we’re really bad at is following through on our goal planning. That’s where a great…

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hiring assessments
4 Pitfalls of Hiring without Assessments

Hiring assessments are one of the most effective tools at ensuring that the people you hire will be a good fit with your company, with their manager and team, and that they’ll actually be engaged in the work that they’re hired to do. While it can be tempting to rush the hiring process and skip…

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