Teamwork

7 Habits of Highly Successful Supervisors

Supervisors must master the art of juggling – staff, schedules, meetings, compliance concerns, goals that must be met, deadlines that won’t wait, on-going training needs, serving as a back-up for the employee that didn’t come in…the list goes on and on. We’ll discuss how to keep all the balls in the air without breaking a sweat.  This program will ramp up your leadership skills and address critical supervisory issues necessary to becoming an extraordinary supervisor.

How to Improve Work Relationships

How to Improve Work Relationships

Nothing, including salary, can offset the stress associated with working with people you need to get along with but for whatever reason don’t. It’s normal that you won’t like everyone, but it’s equally normal that not everyone will like you. The only thing you have control over are your choices on how you deal with …

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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace

How to Create an Inclusive Workplace

No two people are alike. We all have different backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions. Especially in the workplace, our uniqueness can cause friction or even lead to conflict if we don’t nurture a culture of inclusion. When properly managed and encouraged, a culture of inclusion unlocks some benefits we can’t achieve in any other way. Let’s …

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You Are Wrong! Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

You Are Wrong!

The best ideas, optimal solution or wisest decisions rarely sprout from one mind. Yet it’s so easy for us to declare another person wrong. Often we do so before even taking the time to consider what others are bringing to the table. Surely our own thoughts are superior! The truth is that all effective problem …

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Leading The Way At The Branch - Honey Shelton's Blog

Leading the Way at the Branch

The highly accomplished basketball coach at Duke University, Coach Mike Krzyzewski, has earned a reputation for being an outstanding leader. In his book, Leading with the Heart, Coach K says, “There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. I like to think of each as a separate …

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Five Keys to Exceptional Teamwork

Five Keys to Exceptional Teamwork

How well teams work together depends on simple factors. While simple, they sometimes prove difficult to achieve! The factors that impact teamwork lie with leadership, the environment and within the team itself. Add these five keys to your game plan and watch how it impacts teamwork at your organization! Leadership guides the team to gain understanding …

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Learners Wanted! How To Stand Out?

Learners Wanted!

Google is one the most prized places to work. People who have applied there report that there’s a maze of interviews so rigorous you’d think they were designed to be impossibly tough.  In an article I read in the Houston Chronicle the director of personnel and hiring at the Internet giant of all giants says …

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Bank Silos

Bank Silos

Are Your Departments Communicating with Eachother? Banks tend to develop into a silo mentality. Each team mixed together in its distinct discipline. Building team effort is very important in most any environment because within a group there are people whose skills are quite different. When we build a team, we have varied skills represented. The …

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Simple Tips for Success

Simple Tips for Success

I am very committed and involved in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program.  I volunteer monthly.  I recently went to hear 87-year old W. Wilson, Jr. give advice to the graduates of this program.  I think his is great advice for anyone so today I will share his wise words with you.  I wish you could have …

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5 Ways to Build an Enviable Workplace

5 Ways to Build an Enviable Workplace

Strategies to Boost Employee Satisfaction It doesn’t take a boatload of perks or high-priced consultants to make your branch a great place to work. Demonstrating a genuine interest in others, giving employees the responsibility and power to get their jobs done, and giving them respect all go a long way to elevating employee satisfaction. Respect …

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Nix Rudeness

You just can’t allow rudeness in your workplace.  Rudeness quickly ruins teamwork. Teamwork is a key element of a welcoming environment! Nix rudeness! A rude employee brings down the morale of his colleagues, decreasing productivity and work satisfaction. If the employee shows his rude side to co-workers or customers, he could hurt business. Rude behavior often falls …

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From One-of-them to Supervisor

Many times a promotion is bitter sweet.  Especially, when you are on a team and then promoted to being the supervisor of that very team.  You are elated that your hard work has paid off and excited to be named a leader but others on the team thought they were just as deserving as you.  …

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What Kind of Team Player Are You?

What are you contributing to your team? Do you help it function effectively or contribute to it creating havoc? Are you the leader? Who is the leader? Is your team well-fed or suffering from malnutrition? Teams that are neglected will begin to malfunction. Soon havoc and morale issues will set in for all those on …

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