Archive for Wal-Mart SmartBlogs
Many companies have discovered the virtue of partnering. When they don’t have all the skills or resources needed to truly delight customers, it makes sense to partner with a company that can contribute those missing pieces.
Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble (a key Wal-Mart supplier) are among the firms that have made this discovery. The challenge is in getting two (or more) different and separate entities to act as a single aligned enterprise in the interest of shared customers.[…] Continue Reading »
The corporate sustainability realm has few conversations that do not eventually turn to Wal-Mart Stores. It’s nearly impossible to be neutral about the retail giant, whether it be over its impact on local business, procurement, employment and health care practices, prescription-drug offerings or its sustainability efforts that dig deep into the supply chain.
And so, it was fitting that Lee Scott, the former CEO who led Wal-Mart’s embrace of CSR, was a speaker Tuesday at the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy’s Energy Innovation Summit.[…] Continue Reading »
Bartz gets the boot from Yahoo!; what the CEO of Symantec learned from Shakespeare; and why being excellent is better than being perfect.
Read about all this and more in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Leadership:
- Yahoo! tells Carol Bartz to pack her bags
- Wal-Mart lost a lawsuit but still looks like a winner
- Good bosses don’t gossip
- Expect greatness from your workers, says Symantec CEO
- Why you shouldn’t want to be perfect
This post is by SmartBrief Editor Rebecca Pollack Scherr.
Employees are the No. 1 driver of change when it comes to sustainability, said Marc Gunther, a journalist who focuses on business and sustainability. Gunther closed the Sustainability Summit, hosted last week by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association in Arlington, Va., with a to-do list to energize attendees.[…] Continue Reading »