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The Counterintuitive Key to Great Communication and Leadership

I was in a deep conversation the other day with an executive I am coaching, discussing communication behaviors, leadership styles, and what are the non-negotiable characteristics of great communication and leadership. And at the top of the list we were putting together was this… as often as possible, it pays big dividends to be able […]

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Business Game Theory, Straight from the Poker Table

Long time readers of this blog know that I am a regular (but not constant) amateur poker player. I have a regular game with a group of friends, and our low-stakes game will range from one table of 6-8 players, to occasionally multiple tables with 12-20 players. And once per year, on the first Saturday […]

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10 Time Management Tips to Make You a Better Communicator

Simple idea today, that comes up in our coaching sessions all the time. My colleagues and I talk constantly about great communication skills, and all the things that help create those skills. We believe that when we take the time to prepare for our meetings, presentations and calls, we will do a much better job creating success, and […]

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Lessons in Situational Awareness from My Dog

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group.   Situational awareness – being aware of what is going on around us – is a crucial element of successful communication and connection. It starts with paying attention to and getting familiar with a baseline of what is normal, what can be […]

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Is “Proactive” Always Better Than “Reactive”?

A few weeks ago, during a coaching conversation, a business leader made a comment to me about the blind spots within his team. He was highly frustrated by the way his team was making choices and decisions. He went on in great detail to explain all the ways they were being “reactive” to the market […]

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What Our Busyness Communicates

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group.   At some point or another, we’ve all probably shared an exhausted statement of how busy we are. The reality is that when we are scheduled with meetings back-to-back throughout our workday or have an unending list of deliverables, it is hard […]

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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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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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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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