Category: Leadership

Leadership ideas and considerations

Walmart and the Baldrige Award

Executive Summary Walmart saw a growth rate of just over 10% between 2008 and 2014, but that pales in comparison to competitors like Amazon, which boasts a growth rate of over 230% in that same time. This might have something to do with the lack of investment in innovations to solve problems that customers repeatedly have. The […]

Knowledge Management – Tools

Information is the new currency in the world economy. We are in the age of knowledge, which is a crucial asset for organizations and society (Green, Liu, & Qi, 2009). In almost any setting, a person or organization needs a good toolset and excellent resources to manage the knowledge being acquired or created. This is […]

Needed Organizational Improvements in Walmart

Executive Summary With the domestic and global economy continuing to decline, the wave of the future in the retail environment will not be found in old thinking. Walmart, the world’s largest privately held corporation, is no exception. They may be the proof. and other innovative retailers are shutting their brick-and-mortar stores left and right, […]

Pareto’s Principle – The 80/20 Rule

A big part of being a leader means knowing certain things – or getting close when we don’t. So if I asked you right now what percentage of Americans own what percentage of civilian-owned firearms, could you tell me something close without looking it up? Most could not, but I am about to change that […]

Organizational Development – A Plan

The following suggested plan for organizational development is a guide for senior leadership to help develop their organization. This proposed plan will cover varying concerns, including developing people, systems, processes, teamwork, and institutional foresight and knowledge. The Potential Problems Before one can appreciate the guide, the potential problems must first be addressed. There are varying […]

Immoral But Effective Leaders

Can there be immoral yet effective leaders? Yes, you can be immoral and still be an effective leader… at least for a while. However, this is usually not sustainable and will eventually catch up with those breaching moral guidelines. Unless you are a politician, it is usually only a matter of time before immoral behavior […]

Walmart and the Necessary Change

Abstract Economic issues have presented plenty of problems for all types of organizations in our country, especially retail businesses. While not invincible, Walmart appears to have a leg up regarding survivability. This survivability seems ingrained into the company culture, which has existed since the beginning. This paper explores Walmart’s ever-expanding role regarding its survival when […]

John Nash – Beautiful Mind

In Ron Howard’s 2001 American biographical film “A Beautiful Mind” about Dr. John Nash, the main character share a vision of overcoming hardship to achieve greatness. These characters are motivated to make changes to turn this vision into reality. Immediately… it would be best if you recognized that it was the motivation that promoted action. […]

FDR – Will Live In Infamy

FDR is the one that will likely live in infamy. Today is December 7th. Let me take a second to rant about the events that occurred 72 years ago. By the way, the 72-year point will be crucial for some of you doing research later on. Anyway, I present this not as a historical fact […]

A Manager Versus a Leader

Manager versus Leader. Many assume they are the same. Is there a difference between the two? A challenging task for most would be attempting to define or delineate the difference between a Manager and a Leader. I must admit that at one time, I, too, found myself perplexed at the notion that there was a […]