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What is it that Only 8% of Us are Able to Achieve?

The not-so-surprising answer is keeping our New Year’s resolutions. Year after year, studies show that 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the second week in February, and only 8% of people are able to keep their resolutions for an entire year. If you’d like this year to be the year…

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Understanding the Key Components of Achievable Goals

As we step into the new year, it’s the perfect time to look back at past goals and make new goals for the months ahead. Whether you want to call them New Year’s Resolutions or personal targets, setting achievable goals can be a great way to get yourself out of your comfort zone, push for…

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Don’t Just Set Goals, Plan Them!

A new year is upon us (can you believe how quickly the last year flew by!) and with it comes the tradition of goal setting. Many of you have likely set personal resolutions for yourself, and perhaps a few for your business as well. The tradition of setting goals at the New Year is a…

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Setting Goals for Positive Change

Last month we discussed Jim Collins’ four steps toward positive change. Those steps are: Lead with questions, not answers Engage in dialogue and debate, not coercion Conduct autopsies without blame Build in “red flag” mechanisms Today, I’d like to focus in on steps two and three, both of which have to do with opening up…

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Is it Time to Abolish Specific Goal Benchmarks?

One of the hardest parts of effectively setting goals is knowing when to ease up a bit. Setting goals is a way to push yourself, to strive to work harder and be better. So when we fall a bit short of our goals, should we be upset, or do we still have cause to celebrate?…

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Here’s to You! It’s Time to Celebrate Success

It’s a situation we’ve all experienced: You go above and beyond, creating a presentation or delivering on a project, and once all is said and done, you’re thrilled with what you’ve accomplished. Then you take your work to your boss and get a, “Fine. Now I want you to do this…” Few work experiences are…

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A Fool Proof Way to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution in 2015

According to Statistic Brain, about 45% of people in America set New Year’s resolutions for themselves. Of the people who set resolutions, only about 8% of people manage to keep their resolutions. A lot of things get in the way of keeping a resolution: failing to keep yourself accountable to someone, making goals that are…

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The Top 3 Career Goals You Need to Be Successful

Mark McCormack wrote the wonderful book What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School. In the book, Mark talks about a study that was conducted using the 1979 graduates of Harvard’s business school program. The graduates were all asked if they had set clear, written goals for their future and made plans to accomplish…

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Getting Your Employees to Set Achievable Goals

Here at Level Up Leadership we have a formula we like to use to represent the process for setting professional goals. It looks like this: Attitude(Knowledge x Skills) + Goals = Positive Behavior Change = Improved Results Or put more simply: A(KS) + G = PBC = IR Let’s break this down piece by piece.…

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3 Tips to Enable Your Employees Growth through Mentorship

Companies can’t grow unless their employees grow with them. There are of course a number of ways that you can help your employees grow over the course of 2015: goal planning, open communication, and performance reviews are all high on the list. However, one of the most significant ways that employers can help their employees…

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