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.
Change can be scary. And when we allow the fear of the unknown to get the best of us, we end up holding ourselves back from reaching our full potential. The secret to managing change is understanding you can’t control it, but have the power to choose how you react to it. What behaviors trigger […]
Start a habit of making your bed each morning. This simple act demonstrates the benefits of defining a reasonable goal, outlining a plan, putting it into action, and being consistent. When put into practice, this daily routine will help organize your priorities, putting you one step closer towards achieving your goals. Did you make your […]
This week I embraced each of my challenges with positive intent. My goal was to learn from each situation with a focus on being grateful with the outcome. In the end, I learned 3 things: Be Grateful for Struggles: hardships build character and prepare you for the next stage in life. Success is determined by […]
As you prepare for your work week, remember to harness your mental strength by following these simple steps: Identify what success means to YOU by end of day Friday Make a check list of items required to achieve your goal(s) Remember to celebrate your successes daily as positive reenforcement Each morning review your list, adjust, […]
Weeds are pesky plants that can be detrimental to the overall health of your lawn. And without proper care, certain species can aggressively overtake your landscape in a matter of weeks. Have situations at work ever felt like a weed; invading your space causing frustration, discomfort, and stress. This week I had a few weeds […]
This morning I woke up to a gloomy sky. As I watched the clouds slowly roll through, I was reminded of times I felt discouraged in life causing an overcast of bad vibes that blocked my joy. Even now when I feel this way, I do the following to penetrate through the fog: Acknowledge My […]
The Power of Perception Annual evaluation. A time of anxiety for some as we await judgment for our yearly accomplishments. I felt confident my review would go well based on feedback I had received throughout the year. But on that fateful day, things didn’t go as expected. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very […]
Two weeks ago I got hit hard. I spent nearly 64% of my work week in meetings, emails, and chat messages yet I “felt” unproductive. I asked myself, am I spending my time efficiently or am I giving my time away blindly without purpose. Last week I made a conscious decision to do 3 things: […]
As I watched the sunrise this morning, I reflected on the key learnings for me this week: 1. Practice the art of listening: being the loudest, always right, or closed minded will get you no where fast. Instead be collaborative, have positive intent, and observant… practice this and you might see changes in your daily […]
Last night, Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:30pm, I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life by putting down our family pet, Charcoal, of 17 years due to health issues. I was full of emotions as I struggled with making a life/death decision without Charcoal’s say in the matter. I started […]
I had the opportunity to speak with Carolina Alban-Stoughton, Communication & Engagement and Editor of the Carlsbad Business Journal, to share insights on how Walmart Labs has transformed the way shopping during COVID-19 and my thoughts on how shopping patterns and customer behaviors may change as we enter into the virtual era of doing business.
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 […]
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 […]