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Communication as a Power Skill

This post was written by Lauren St. Germain, Facilitator and Coach for The Latimer Group. Here at The Latimer Group, we live by the idea that communication skills should no longer be considered a “soft skill.” We believe that communication is a “power skill”, and earlier this year, McKinsey & Company helped prove this to be true […]

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4 Questions to Ask for Effective Problem Solving

In so many organizations, we see discussions around problem solving go wrong. To be an effective problem solving organization, there has to be a framework of questions that will lead towards full alignment on the issue. Once we have that alignment, then we can have a serious conversation around legitimate solutions. In a world where everyone […]

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Weak Language When Presenting is Sort of a Problem

The best speakers I know don’t waste words. The best speakers I know say what they mean, as clearly as possible, in as few words as possible, as often as possible. They don’t waste their audience’s time, or weaken their message, with weak language like “pretty much,” “sort of,” “kind of,” or “a little bit.” Phrases […]

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Latimer in the Wild

Publisher’s Note: This post was written by Lauren St. Germain, who has recently joined The Latimer Group as a Facilitator and Coach. We first met Lauren several years ago, in one of our workshops while she was working for one of our major clients. Lauren caught our attention right away as someone we might want to work more […]

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The Imposter Among Us: How Self-Doubt Helps

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group.  Have you ever sat in a room of peers and felt out of your league? Have you approached a major task with a sense that you aren’t ready for or worthy of this responsibility? Have you ever wondered when your colleagues […]

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Don’t Be a Static Leader

People are constantly evolving. As we grow, get older, and experience new things, the sum total of who we are is constantly changing. We are not the same people we were a year ago, two years ago, ten years ago. Because every experience, every relationship, every success, every failure, has an impact on the bottom […]

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Minding the Gaps: Intentional Communication and Presence

(Publisher’s Note: Today’s post is the third in a three-part series this week, all written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. In this series, Hannah is leading us through an examination of how we learn and grow, and how self-reflection can become a critical component in our personal and professional development. Hannah […]

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We Should All Be More Curious… But Why?

(Publisher’s Note: Today’s post is the second in a three-part series this week, all written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. In this series, Hannah is leading us through an examination of how we learn and grow, and how self-reflection can become a critical component in our personal and professional development. Hannah […]

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Self-Awareness for the Win

(Publisher’s Note: Today’s post is the first in a three-part series this week, all written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. In this series, Hannah will take us through an examination of how we learn and grow, and how self-reflection can become a critical component in our personal and professional development. […]

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Simple Advice: Do What You Say, Say What You’ll Do

We are picking up on the same theme that we wrote about here a couple of days ago… credibility. So I was speaking with my good friend Tom the other day, and he said something to me that really resonated. Tom is a business owner, and the definition of a straight shooter. He doesn’t tolerate […]

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