Claude Jones, has a passion for creating opportunities to help others succeed. And for over a decade, his life’s mission has been focused on encouraging, inspiring, and motiving others through his words and actions.
A seasoned technical leader, with over 20 years of experience, Claude is a self-taught developer that has worked his way to the executive leadership level and has experience working for a Global Fortune 1 company to high-pace startup environments.
During his spare time Claude enjoys hiking, working out, playing poker, eating, and playing board games with friends.
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 […]
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 […]
THE PRELUDE A Personal Case Study of Resilience and Building Team Trust The month of December marks the anniversary of when I was almost fired from Walmart Labs. It represents a milestone in my professional career where I learned how to lead and build team trust, giving me the confidence to create a team culture poised […]
The Corporate Elephant in the Room Throughout my professional career, I’ve been exposed to various organizations both small and large. The smaller the company, the easier it is to communicate a shared set of motives and beliefs. As the company grows, new attitudes and behaviors begin to form, some, creating a toxic work environment. We have […]
I am an Anomaly Hi, my name is Claude Jones. And I am an anomaly. Now I know this news might come as a shock to some, but believe me, it’s OK. I have come to realize that my brain functions a bit differently, compared to others, in how I approach life’s challenges. It took me […]
One on One meetings are essential towards building trust and establishing a strong communication channel between manager and employee. Without the proper structure, these meetings can quickly become counterproductive leaving employees feeling frustrated. If ran efficiently, these meetings provide a forum to discuss career growth, accomplishments, and areas of improvement. An online survey conducted by Interact/Harris […]
Are you an effective delegator? Let’s take a simple test to find out. To begin, read each question below and determine if any of the situations apply to you. #1 Do you find yourself stressed out, spending extra hours accomplishing routine tasks? How often do you feel others don’t take ownership of their work and you […]
I run an organization called San Diego Tech Hub. The organization is focused on driving social change, engaging the community, and creating opportunity for all. Our goals are simple: Our Mission: Inform, connect, and empower the San Diego tech community to drive social change. Our Vision: Establish San Diego as a collaborative, diverse, and […]
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.
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 […]