Claude Jones is a seasoned leader with a reputation for building and leading teams that outperform expectations and deliver exceptional results. He has a passion for bringing out the best in others and believes that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.
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” […]
It is important to ignore statements that can not be adequately substantiated. By entertaining hearsay, you unwillingly form bias opinions causing distress and frustration to all impacted. Instead, choose to practice the art of validating the information yourself or ignoring and stopping the spread of false statements all together. Be on the look out for […]
I define passion as a barely controllable emotion, like an adrenaline rush, unlocking our inner confidence enabling us to accomplish the impossible. Question: Have you ever been so passionate about something that you were blinded by your pursuit towards success. “I’m going to get this completed by any means necessary!” This is what I refer […]
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.
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 […]
As part of my morning routine, I start my day with 15 mins of stretching. This practice has been beneficial to my overall health while helping me “stretch” myself in my professional career. Check out the details: INCREASES YOUR FLEXIBILITY Stretching increasing your range of motion giving your joints more freedom of movement. Take an […]
It’s the end of the week and I’ve been busy building bridges. As you know, a bridge provides passage over a physical obstacle allowing you to get to point A to point B. This week I was hit with every obstacle: political, relationship, and personal. It was frustrating to have a plan in place only […]
A big mound of dirt has accumulated in my backyard due to some recent construction work. The mound reminded me of all the mountains I’ve faced in my life; challenges I had to overcome in order to reach my ultimate goal. Over the years, I’ve built up my confidence to conquer mountains by following these […]
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 […]
I had the opportunity to moderate a virtual panel discussion, hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, focused on understanding the obstacles and biases that African Americans experience in their professional careers. The discussion was open and honest and we touched on topics surrounding the practice of whitening, discrimination on the job, discrimination within business […]