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Business for Higher Purpose – The Looptail

Remember the supervisor who refused to move her performance appraisal score from 3.9 to 4.0 and so cost you a sizeable bonus? How about that “boss from hell” who yelled you out in front of the entire department and made you feel smaller than the bug scurrying along the floor?

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Focus on Your Strengths

For years I struggled with my weakness of not paying attention to detail. I knew I had to overcome this in order to grow. I needed to pay attention to the details of my business and in my work with clients. I certainly could not allow any mistakes with clients, and those mistakes typically arose because “the devil is in the details.”

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Happy New View

“Happy New Year. Happy New You. May this be the year that your dreams come true.” I love this greeting – sharing it and receiving it. It’s uplifting, positive and empowering. You might be thinking about the “new you” leader, parent or spouse at this traditional time for goal-setting and resolution-making.

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Your Team Member is More Than 4 Letters

“Marguerite, what do you think of assessments?” my client asked. “Do you use them? Do you recommend them? Do you find them useful?” I am no expert on employee assessments, but I have come across a few in my years (decades) leading organizations, consulting and coaching. I must admit that I have mixed feelings.

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Environment Matters

The group of 10 senior leaders I have been facilitating in Trinidad in a series of planning workshops over the last 2 months was different in our final workshop. In prior workshops they were focused, relaxed, participated fully with no distractions and were disciplined in the use of their cell phones. This time the energy was different.

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