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.
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 […]
How Healthy is your Team? An Ironman Triathlon is the ultimate test of endurance. Participants aim to finish 140.6 miles of three sequential events involving swimming (2.4 miles), cycling (112 miles), and running (26.2 miles). Imagine if your organization was challenged to participate in an Ironman Triathlon. Would they need months to prepare dreading the training […]
One Team. One Goal. Early January 2017, I had the opportunity to host a workshop for my Automation Tools team. The group was comprised of two sub-teams with members distributed across California, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon. Over a 13 month period, each team had successfully delivered against their company objectives. However, as part of the workshop, […]
The work environment is fairly complex. On one hand it can be a place where you are valued for your contributions and motivated to excel in your career. On the other it can be stressful, frustrating, and unrewarding. Does the latter sound familiar? Have you ever sat at your desk, face in your hands, and […]
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 […]
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 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 […]