Walmart was never satisfied with their success. No matter how big they got, how many awards they won, or profit they enjoyed, they were always looking for ways to improve and learn from their mistakes. One of the ways they were able to constantly improve and find new ideas was by cultivating what David and Don refer to as “mavericks.” Mavericks are the people who are willing to do things differently, to try new ideas at the risk of failure.
This Video Discussion Kit includes everything you need to host a 1-hour leadership development session. The resource comes with a pre-made Slide Deck, a Leader's Guide, and printable Participant Handouts. See below for more details.
Intended Audience: Mid- to upper-level management and senior leaders
Total Time Required: 45 Minutes
Video Length: 2:46
Activity Included? Yes
The pre-made slide deck is ready for presentation. It includes the video, discussion questions, an activity, and key take-aways.
The printable leader's guide is packed with tips on how to prepare for and host the discussion session, take the conversation deeper, and make the experience memorable. The step-by-step format takes the guess-work out of preparation and delivery with content to read aloud, activity how-to's, and space to add notes.
Printable handouts make it easy for participants to follow along, taking notes and interacting with the handout throughout the session. No need to purchase workbooks for every participant. Just print the handouts as you need them.
In the 1990s, David Glass and Don Soderquist led Walmart through a period of unprecedented growth. Under their leadership as CEO and COO (respectively), Walmart grew from being the largest retailer in the world with sales of $44 billion, to becoming the largest company in the world with sales over $200 billion. Walmart’s success is grounded in the highly ethical, performance-focused, servant leadership philosophies that founder, Sam Walton, David, and Don instilled in the hearts of every associate. The two have received numerous awards, including the Retail Hall of Fame to Mr. Glass and the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Mr. Soderquist. David continues to serve as a member of the Walmart Board of Directors and is now Owner and CEO of the Kansas City Royals. Today Don’s passion is to teach the values-based principles he has learned during his career to organizations around the world. One of the ways he achieves this vision is through The Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics.