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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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• Organizational Assessments and Consultation

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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 Ealon 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
October 2016
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On Saturday morning, following a late breakfast but not quite brunch, my husband and I decided we should get busy on our weekend chores. As I was preparing to clean the kitchen, I said to him, "Are you going to the dump? The cans are full." He replied, "I'll take care of it." A few minutes later, he came into the kitchen and checked the trash can. He said it's not full. I said okay. He left to till the garden. He came in an hour or so later, while I was folding laundry, and checked the compost can. This is the can that I use to collect biodegradables until he has the opportunity to take it outside to the compost bin. Again, he said your cans are not full. I said okay. At this moment I realized we were engaging in a crazy Seinfeld or an Amelia Bedelia moment. Basically a communication conundrum.

Five minutes later he returns looking puzzled; and says, I thought you said the cans were full. I replied—I said are you going to the dump the cans are full. I was referring to the recyclables.

We both shook our heads with a chuckle and then he replies—I am going to need you to say—the recyclables are full. Later that evening just before we drift off to sleep he says, "I didn't make it to the dump today; I'll take care of it tomorrow."

Conversation miscues happen all the time in personal and professional settings. The way a message is conveyed and the way it is received depends on a number of factors. Conversation miscues, mixed messages and ineffective communication can drain productivity. We expend energy operating on our perceived understanding of the conversation and expectation, or we attach our interpretation of the conversation, which may or may not be correct.

Communication miscues are the failure of both the sender and the receiver. Learning to communicate effectively is a skill.

In this month's article, we explore Five Keys to Effective Communication. How well do you communicate? I invite you to explore your communication effectiveness in our on-line self-study course, Say It! Hear It! Effective Communication for the Integrated Professional. This is a great way to build your communication skills at your own pace, and engage in the coaching experience. As always, I am available to assist you in your professional journey towards effective communication. Don't hesitate to Contact me.

Five Keys to Effective Communication

Remember the telephone game you played when you were little? Someone would whisper a sentence into the ear of the person next to her. That person would then pass the comment to the person next to her. The secret was whispered along to each person in the line until it reached the last person... who'd then announce what she thought was the original whispered sentence.

The end message was always completely different from the original, got huge laughs at its crazy endings and clearly showed how communication can go awry!

What's NOT funny, however, is when ineffective communication leads to errors, wasted time, team conflict, broken relationships, even business failure.

There are five important keys to communication—written or verbal—that leads to success, not strife, in your business and in your personal life, as well.

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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.






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