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Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 4: Deliver

At The Latimer Group, our teaching model is based on the 4 Skills of Great Communication: Assess, Message, Document, and Deliver. In this new four-part series of our Soundwaves podcast, Dean shares the four skills of our model, through the story of The Latimer Group’s origin and evolution. As we conclude our 15th year of […]

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Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 3: Document

At The Latimer Group, our teaching model is based on the 4 Skills of Great Communication: Assess, Message, Document, and Deliver. In this new four-part series of our Soundwaves podcast, Dean shares the four skills of our model, through the story of The Latimer Group’s origin and evolution. As we conclude our 15th year of […]

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Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 2: Message

At The Latimer Group, our teaching model is based on the 4 Skills of Great Communication: Assess, Message, Document, and Deliver. In this new four-part series of our Soundwaves podcast, Dean shares the four skills of our model, through the story of The Latimer Group’s origin and evolution. As we conclude our 15th year of […]

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Leadership Tip: Look to Your Parenting for Help

My wife Emily and I are proud parents of two great kids, one age six, and one age sixteen months. We’re also both voracious readers, and we’re always looking for ideas and insight on better parenting. And much of what we read boils down to this: As a parent, will you make decisions that solve […]

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How to Recognize and Avoid Passive-Aggressive Email

A colleague pointed us to a recent episode from the BBC Business Matters podcast. The subject: Has email made us more passive-aggressive at work? Here’s the¬†excerpt: Passive aggression, defined, is behavior characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others, and an avoidance of direct confrontation. Both of which are much more easily done via […]

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Soundwaves: How to Be the “No Distraction” Colleague

Think about how you communicate in the workplace. Not just the words you use, or doing what you say you’ll do, or meeting deadlines, or smiling and being easy to work with. Assuming those traits are all a given, what about your “brand” among your coworkers? Have you given thought to how you, personally, are […]

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Dean Brenner on the Work That Matters Podcast

Several months ago, The Latimer Group started collaborating with Switch and Shift, a website devoted to, as they say on their website, “the human side of business.” In addition to writing several articles for Switch and Shift, Dean was recently the featured guest on an episode of their Work That Matters podcast, hosted by Shawn […]

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The Lost Art of Compromise

On April 9th, The U.S. marked the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. While I’m not a historian, history (American military history, specifically) is a favorite subject of mine, so this week’s commemoration has me thinking. In the wake of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, President Lincoln […]

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Can You Make it Simpler, Daddy?

I had an interesting conversation with my five-year-old son over the holiday. He asked me to explain something about sailing (which, of course, made his Dad smile). He doesn’t yet know how to sail on his own, but I’ve taken him out many times, and he loves it. He talks about boats all the time, […]

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The LeBron James Homecoming Announcement, Part 2

In the latest edition of our Soundwaves podcast, we offer some additional thoughts on the July 10, 2014 announcement by LeBron James that he’ll be returning to his home town of Cleveland to play with the Cavaliers once again. Rare is the occasion when a celebrity — especially such a high-profile one as LeBron — […]

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