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Category: Small Business

Year-End Gratitude

Every day is a good day to express some gratitude. But the holiday season seems like an especially good time to pause, reflect, and say “thanks” to those around us. My colleagues and I are putting the finishing touches on our year over the next 24 hours, and will close our office for the holidays […]

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Can (And Should) You Be Friends with Colleagues?

Here’s a challenging one, with no easy answer. Do you make your work life harder if you become friends (non-romantically) with a colleague or colleagues? Does it become harder to do your job when your professional relationships are overlaid with personal friendships? I think the answer is “maybe.” Adding a personal component to a professional […]

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Communicating Well in a World of Change

I was working with one of our best clients last week, FedEx. And during one of the workshops, one of the participants opened the presentation with a quote from Fred Smith, FedEx CEO and Founder: “If change makes you uncomfortable, then you are going to hate extinction.“ Despite the fact that I can’t be certain […]

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5 Ways eLearning Can Add Value to Your Organization

This post was written by Kendra Raguckas, eLearning Designer and Facilitator at The Latimer Group. People learn in different ways and The Latimer Group strives to teach in a variety of formats and lengths to maximize learning for all. As we implement eLearning, an exciting new capability, many people have asked what the value is […]

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Don’t Be Anyone’s “Last Straw”

This post was written by Brett Slater, Chief Social Media Officer at The Latimer Group. True story: This is my Grandfather’s camel. Years ago, when my grandfather was in the day-to-day grind, he was in a job that frustrated him. So he bought this little toy camel, and snipped off a number of straws from […]

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The Big Idea: Three Steps To Make Your Idea Stand Out

Originally posted with the Forbes Coaches Council on Mar 13, 2018. When you come up with an innovative idea — a new product, a new company or a new initiative — taking the leap into the unknown can feel like the hardest part. But, getting a new idea off the ground is only one step […]

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How to Give Power to Your Words and Be Heard

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to a dynamic group of women from The United Way of Greater Hartford Women’s Leadership Council. We spent the morning discussing the unique communication challenges that women leaders face. Despite the fact that women make up more than 50% of the US population, our voices aren’t always […]

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Is Your Message Clear AND Consistent?

Does your organization accurately communicate your message and your brand to the street? Does your entire organization communicate a consistent message out to your customers, vendors, partners or shareholders? Are you sure? The larger your organization is, the more common it is to have communication gaps. Simple fact. And therefore, the larger your organization is, […]

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Gratitude: An Important Form of Communication

We communicate with each other in so many different ways… a topic we write about all the time. Our words, facial expressions, body language, how we speak, WHEN we speak, the way we listen, the way we behave… all of these things are communicating messages out all the time. And since this is Thanksgiving week […]

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