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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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For most, I believe the line, \u201cthe power of the positive,\u201d is relatively intuitive, and is not only a mantra to lead by, but also a mantra to live by. Of course, within leadership skills, I find this to be one of the most effective and efficient enablers when dealing with our teams, business issues, […]<\/p>\n

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If there is one thing that has become a recurring theme in my 10 year Supply Chain career, it is the frequency of \u201ccrisis management\u201d situations. I remember starting as a CPFR analyst and having my first \u201ccrisis\u201d after launching a very successful new product and running out of stock. Questions I asked myself: \u201cWhat […]<\/p>\n

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Culture is everything. Culture should be a fundamental consideration when making a career change. If you don’t put yourself in an environment where you will thrive, neither you nor your company will grow to its fullest potential. Having the right skill set is the cost of entry, very important and necessary, but fitting into the […]<\/p>\n

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If you look up the word \u201crisk\u201d in the dictionary, the definition is \u201cexposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance.\u201d By that definition, risk sounds terrifying. But does all risk have to be negative? Taking risks can help you learn and grow, both personally and professionally, however, the key […]<\/p>\n

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Early in my career I learned having an entrepreneurial mindset applies to everyone. You do not have to be running your own business to think like an entrepreneur. Even those of us working for a small family run business or at a Fortune 500 company can benefit from using an entrepreneurial mindset in our day […]<\/p>\n

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It wasn\u2019t until I moved to Bentonville and assumed leadership at a satellite office that I discovered what it really meant to lead a team. In my previous roles, I had always been based at a corporate headquarters and, unknowingly, enjoyed all the luxuries that came along with working at this location. Departments such as […]<\/p>\n

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Let\u2019s be honest. All of us in the consumer-packaged goods industry do basically the same thing. We\u2019re trying to sell more items to our retailer and drive consumption on our portfolio to grow our company\u2019s sales. So, what differentiates one company from another? How do we create a competitive advantage for our company when it […]<\/p>\n

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Whether in life or business, storms will come and go. Those with strong anchors always seem to best weather the storm. Strong family ties, community connections, or sense of self, are anchors that support overcoming personal obstacles. But what about strengthening the business anchors? Beyond the business school principles of solid acumen, fiduciary controls, and […]<\/p>\n

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I was fortunate to live in Maui, Hawaii, where I learned to surf. It\u2019s not an easy skill to learn but when you catch the perfect wave, it is exhilarating. One of the critical skills in surfing is \u201calignment\u201d. This is Identifying the right wave, making sure you have the \u201cright of way\u201d, and a […]<\/p>\n

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