Level Up Leadership

5 Easy Tips for Expressing Gratitude at Work

Expressing gratitude at work has been shown to improve the outlook, productivity, and even the health of the person expressing the gratitude as well as the person receiving it. Turning daily gratitude into a practice is an easy way to help your team feel more cohesive, more energized, and more appreciated. Perhaps the best thing…

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Relationship Breakdown at Work? These 5 Steps May Provide Insight

The process of forming a new relationship can be broken down into five steps: judging, understanding, appreciating, respecting, and finally valuing. Whenever you form a relationship with a new person, you’ll go through these steps. Whatever step you end on will determine how strong your relationship will be. The problem with many workplace relationships is…

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Using Team Assessments to Identify Issues & Resolve Conflicts

Any time you get a group of people together, personalities are going to clash. Especially in the business world where everyone wants to show that they have something unique to offer, differing opinions and work styles are bound to come into conflict. If you’re a team leader, those internal team conflicts can seriously derail your…

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What You Need to Know about Team Assessments

Personal assessments have clear benefits in the business world. With good personal assessments, you can gain a better understanding of your unique work style, what drives you to succeed, and how you approach decision making. But what about team assessments? How do assessments for teams take those personal benefits and expand them to the people…

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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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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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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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