Claude Jones is a seasoned leader with a reputation for building and leading teams that outperform expectations and delivers exceptional results. He has a passion for bringing out the best in others and believes that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.
There are three known factors for why an associate chooses to leave their job. They don’t feel appreciated They aren’t passionate about their work They don’t like their direct manager Attrition can’t be prevented, however, as leaders, we have influence over each one of the factors above. So the question is, are you solving the […]
Invisible threads are the strongest ties. Friedrich Nietzsche Invisible Threads An invisible thread is something that is undetectable and hidden from view with the ability to impact or influence its surrounding environment. We have all encountered invisible threads, whether it’s gravity’s influence on the ocean tides to wind blowing the branches of trees, both of […]
A young man went hiking and stumbled upon a totem pole that stood 10 feet tall. The structure had detailed carvings of three animals: a bear at the base, a fox in the middle, and an owl at the top. As he approached the totem pole, he noticed words etched next to each animal. They […]
The Push from Within: A Journey of Transformation is a keynote I presented at Saucecon 2019. It is an inspiring story of self-reflection which recounts my journey of how I helped Walmart Labs transform its engineering culture to adopt a culture of quality, while I learned the true meaning of success. This case study is […]
We are faced with challenging situations daily. And each of these experiences help shape who we are as individuals. It is through the fire we become refined and through this refinement we become who we are destined to be. The Heartbeat of an Entrepreneur is an inspirational keynote I presented at San Diego Startup Week […]
Have you stopped pushing yourself out of your comfort zone? Are you at a stage in life where you’ve achieved your career goals or accepted your personal situation because “it’s not that bad”? If this sounds familiar, be careful, as you might be getting too complacent. Being satisfied with your accomplishments or situation is not […]
Is your todo list overwhelming? Well try focusing on the low-hanging fruit. The term “low-hanging fruit” refers to a set of tasks that take minimal effort to accomplish. Here are three ways to identify the best low-hanging fruit: Avoid procrastination. Sometime when we know a task is “easy” we put it off till later. If […]
The ability to understand what someone is saying is one of the critical elements of the communication process. When someone is speaking do you find yourself hearing or listening to what is being said? Let’s look at the difference: Hearing: means your ears are working. You are conscious of the sounds made by someone or […]
Now, I know the word “no” has a negative connotation and we are coached to use “yes and” or “yes but” as a negotiation technique to help reduced our workload, but does this actually solve our problem? Imagine if you were juggling three balls and someone added seven more. Unless you were a professional juggler, […]
Have you ever felt social pressure to change the way you speak, dress, and act just be to accepted by others? I have. There was a stage of my life where I allowed fear, doubts, and insecurities to define who I was which caused me to hide my authentic self and become what I “thought” […]
The Power of 10% and How it can Change your Life Starting Now. Time is FREE, BUT IT’S PRICELESS. You can’t own it, BUT YOU CAN USE IT. You can’t keep it, BUT YOU CAN SPEND IT. Once you’ve lost it, YOU CAN NEVER GET IT BACK. HARVEY MACKAY Time: A unique system that ties together events, represents a form […]
No matter what challenges I go through, I have my health, am surrounded by people that care for me, and I have an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others everyday. Even when we encounter cloudy, hazy, and rainy moments in our life, recognize that the storm is short lived. Take […]
I found one of my old slides that outline the 3 behaviors I follow when managing the chaos and stress in my life. I thought I’d share this advice to help you jump start your work week. Remember you are always in control. Prepare yourself for success by avoiding chaotic situations.