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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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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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May 2018
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The Power Of The Pause

Have you ever wanted to put a situation on Pause? A prospective client called me for this very reason. She shared the following reason with me for wanting to engage in a professional relationship with a coach to enhance her leadership performance.

She was recruited through an executive search firm to join her current organization, a company that had been on her watch list as one she would like to join at some point in her professional career. She was thrilled, the leadership role she was being offered was aligned with her skills and abilities, the work she would be required to lead was meaningful and aligned with her purpose, and the organization had an employee value proposition that supported the organizations mission. Her executive recruiter encouraged her that she was the right candidate, at the right time to get on the bus. It was a great new shiny bus and she was thrilled to join the organization.

Two weeks into the job she began to realize that she was the right person to get on the bus however the shiny new bus that she boarded was at a minimum in need of a full-service maintenance overhaul and at best it needed to be replaced. She realized she was in for a wobbly ride at her dream organization.

Fearful of settling into leadership behaviors that she deemed unproductive, which contributed to an emotionally charged organizational climate, she elected to partner with a coach to begin her development of incorporating "The Power of the Pause" in her day to day activities. We begin our engagement focusing on Emotional Intelligence—specifically Self-Regulation.

If we were to take a moment and reflect, I am certain we all can identify someone in our organization most likely at the leadership level that is "out of control" and we know to avoid at all cost.

Self- regulation is the second pillar of emotional intelligence. It focuses on how you control and manage yourself and your emotions, inner resources and abilities. It is about Impulse control.

In an emotionally charged organizational climate, according to Daniel Goleman, psychologist, emotions cannot be ignored but they can be managed. Self-regulation is a skill to be managed.

Self-Regulation requires leaders to Pause and be:
  • Reflective vs Reactive
  • Engaging vs Pontificating (pompous, dogmatic)
  • Selective—choosing the appropriate emotional response
For my client—the behaviors requiring a pause in her organization were yelling, angry outburst, dismissiveness, argumentative, slamming doors, inflammatory emails, constant threats of firing employees... just a few examples, and the list continues. All behaviors impacting productivity and employee morale.

At the time of this article, my client is still on the bus and enjoying her work environment. As a leader in the organization, she worked with her peers to reset the organizational climate, through agreeing on and modeling positive and collaborative leadership behaviors, instituting and training leaders on Emotional Intelligence and using her voice as a vehicle for change.

Is it time for you or your organization to master the Power of the Pause to reset your organizational climate? Are you ready to understand and incorporate Emotional Intelligence for a more productive work/life experience? Let's Discuss by scheduling your coaching consultation today.

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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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