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.
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 […]
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Help Me… “I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes and no one has contacted me for an interview!” “Any advice you can offer to improve my resume?” “I’m applying for my perfect job, however, I keep getting overlooked.” These were just a few of the questions I received from frustrated applicants who […]
My Revelation Demanding circumstances are a daily part of life. But at some point we end up hitting a mental threshold where the emotional strain and tension become so overwhelming we find ourselves in stressful situations. Over the years, I realized a majority of my stress was self-induced. Instead of taking a proactive approach in […]
The summit of Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth at 29,029 feet. Just the thought of traversing the terrain to the top seems impossible. If you were faced with the challenge to scale Mount Everest, would you muster up the courage to conquer your fears or shy away assuming the end goal was […]
Unrealistic Expectations Even for the seasoned professional, managing workplace expectations can be tricky and if the right level of tact is not used, the wrong response could set off a negative chain reaction. Just take these scenarios for example: Scenario 1: The Special ProjectAnother unwanted “special project” has fallen into your lap, consuming your time […]
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 […]