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Have you ever asked yourself if you are making an impact on your business, team, or company? Are you longing for something different from the huge corporate machine where you are currently employed? More importantly, is the work environment affecting your home life? Each year, during my own personal self-assessment and reflection period, these questions, […]<\/p>\n

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I regularly tell people that, while I wasn\u2019t born in Northwest Arkansas, I certainly grew up there professionally, spending 10 years serving Walmart and Sam’s Club customers in diverse ways.\u00a0 That experience working with Buyers and DMMs from those great organizations shaped the way I think about the business world today. More specifically, it led […]<\/p>\n

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When having career discussions about next steps, how many of you were told, \u201cyou need to read this book\u201d, or \u201ctake a seminar or course?\u201d\u00a0 Books such as \u201cWhat Got You Here Won\u2019t Get You There,\u201d \u201cThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team,\u201d and \u201cGood to Great,\u201d as well as courses like \u201cDale Carnegie,\u201d are all […]<\/p>\n

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As I sit here today, having worked from home for the past few months, I cannot help but think about new ways of working in the future. The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to relook at how we work with colleagues and conduct training across the globe. I imagine that for some individuals, this has […]<\/p>\n

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As our world and nation continues to struggle with the impact of COVID-19, I\u2019ve found myself reflecting on historical crises.\u00a0 I\u2019m imagining what life must have been like for previous generations as they faced war, famine, economic depressions, and yes, pandemics. \u00a0\u00a0Like many, I have a renewed appreciation for modern healthcare and the heroes that […]<\/p>\n

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Have you ever seen a team that just seems to be unstoppable? Maybe they are an athletic team like the 1992 USA Men\u2019s Basketball team, one of the greatest of all time. In your vendor world it may be a team that seems to hit every product launch, stretch goal or line review. \u201cThe harder […]<\/p>\n

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Beware of hiring yourself.\u00a0 You may not even be consciously aware of doing it.\u00a0 How can you help yourself?\u00a0 You found the ideal candidate.\u00a0 You went to the same college.\u00a0 You had the same major.\u00a0 You played the same instrument in the marching band.\u00a0 You were in the same sorority.\u00a0 You both binge watch Netflix.\u00a0 […]<\/p>\n

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What\u2019s more important?  What you do or who you work for? Think about the grade school teacher that had the biggest impact on you and your education.  More than likely, they weren\u2019t teaching you a subject in which you naturally excelled.  They were likely dynamic teachers who brought a subject to life for you.  They […]<\/p>\n

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Are you a \u201cnatural salesperson?\u201d You know the type\u2026the ones who walk into a room full of strangers and get energized. Those that talk you into things you would have never thought you\u2019d do on your own. I know the type because I married one. But I, on the other hand, am the worst at […]<\/p>\n

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One of the most difficult things to do in the Walmart Supplier industry, particularly in Bentonville, is to make sure that you have the right people in the right jobs.  If your initial reaction is, \u201cThanks Captain Obvious,\u201d or some other less polite version involving Sherlock Holmes, I totally get it, but stick with me! […]<\/p>\n

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