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 look at what we gain …

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 solving, teamwork and conflict resolution …

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 finger on the fist. Any …

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 of the goals, mission and …

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 mix of skill produces greater …

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 outside the scope of basic …