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DB Latimore Professional Services Group, LLC is a Human Resources Management firm specializing in maximizing workforce productivity in both organizations and individuals.

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Website: www.dblatimore.com

Email: info@dblatimore.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 138
Bealeton, VA 22712

Phone:
703-887-6501

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Specialties

• Human Resources Management Services

• Professional Coaching Services

• Organizational Assessments and Consultation

• Custom Designed Strategic Facilitation and Productivity Workshops

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Professional Coaching Services are offered in a variety of methods to enable enhanced productivity and are available to employees at all levels from Individual Contributor to Senior Leaders.

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About Daphne

Daphne B. Latimore is the founder and Chief Executive of D.B. Latimore Professional Services Group, LLC a boutique firm specializing in Human Resource Management Consulting, Professional Coaching Services and Workforce Seminars.

As a senior HR Practitioner and Corporate Executive Daphne's leadership accomplishments have been cultivated within both the public and private sectors, with extensive experience in coaching and consulting senior leaders across diverse lines of business.

Daphne's business acumen, her 30 years of strategic and operational expertise and the application of Human Capital principles have been credited for successfully transforming and aligning domestic and international HR organizations with corporate business imperatives. She specializes in establishing sustainable workforce productivity programs and creating frameworks to support enterprise wide transitions. Her background includes cultural transformation, talent management and organizational effectiveness. Additionally, she is a skilled professional in the leadership of large scale integration efforts for mergers and acquisitions as well as oversight of corporate divestitures. Daphne is a featured columnist for Onyx Magazine, providing insightful guidance on career management.

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The hummingbird logo represents the potential agility of any workforce. We support the belief that minor adjustments to the way work is defined and delivered will improve the productivity of the performing unit and ultimately the organization
April 2015
As a professional Productivity Coach, I begin all my client sessions with the question: "What are your celebrations and successes since our last conversation?" It may appear that this is a simple question, but it is not a question that is easily answered. We are most comfortable sharing our challenges, disappointments or setbacks, as opposed to our positive outcomes and appearing as a braggart. This is a behavior most often aligned with our values, assumptions, beliefs and expectations (VABES) i.e. our mindset.

A mindset is a person's established set of attitudes that are based on their assumptions. These assumptions predetermine a person's reactions to and interpretations of any event, environment or situation. Whether positive or negative, a person's mindset is engrained, habitual and affects all aspects of his or her professional and personal life.

Is Your Mindset Working To Your Advantage Or Holding You Back?

When facing a new challenge, do you react with confidence, knowing that with time, effort and practice you can succeed? Or do you find yourself questioning your abilities, talent and motivation? How a person interprets and answers those questions gives insight into their mindset.

In her book Mindset, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck identifies two general mindsets: fixed and growth.

Fixed mindset:
  • Talent and intelligence is static
  • It's better to avoid challenges
  • It's okay (even preferable) to quit before failure
  • Effort is pointless
  • Ignores useful criticism and feedback
  • Views success of others as a threat
Growth Mindset:
  • Talent and intelligence can be developed
  • Embraces challenges to grow
  • Failure is an opportunity for learning
  • Effort leads to mastery and success
  • Uses criticism and feedback to improve
  • Finds inspiration and learning from the success of others
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? This month, I challenge you to celebrate your successes and calibrate your mindset to create a more Productive You! Remember, I am available to assist you in your journey, don't hesitate to contact me.

Six Simple Mindset Shifts To Improve Success

1. Embrace failure instead of avoiding it. The faster the failure, the quicker the learning. Before starting his auto manufacturing company, Henry Ford failed at his first several businesses. What would the industrial landscape look like had he given up after his first try? Remember, embracing failure also means success can arrive that much sooner.

2. Think abundance instead of scarcity. When it comes to spending money on self-improvement, many people resist due to cost. But clients and customers are attracted to people who believe in and value themselves. Instead of thinking of personal growth as an expense, think of it as an investment in your future.

3. Embrace challenges. People who have a mindset of "growth" realize that challenges are just opportunities in disguise, and they choose to actively seek them out.

4. Use setbacks as learning opportunities. No matter how thorough the plan, no matter how well-executed the details, obstacles will surface. Besides, who can predict with any real accuracy what setbacks will occur? Instead of wasting energy trying to prevent the unknown, why not just face obstacles as they show up?

5. Don't take it personally. Sometimes the best opportunities for personal and professional growth come from leveraging harsh criticism and negative feedback. How well do you listen to your customers' and clients' complaints?

6. Stop re-inventing the wheel. Instead of resenting successful people for what they have accomplished, look to them to learn how they did it and turn that to your advantage.

Incorporating these simple, strategic shifts in mindset provides opportunities to experience not only tangible results (i.e., the bottom line), they also go a long way to shoring up determination, building self-confidence and encouraging action, productivity and fulfillment.

Author's content used with permission, © Claire Communications

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DB Latimore operates from the firm belief that when policies, procedures and programs (P) are aligned with the efficiencies (E) of tools and systems, we optimize (O) our resources through product (P) affinity and collaborative leadership (L) to enable an engaged (E) workforce.