Walmart CEO offers Northwest Arkansas insights on leadership
Monday, September 26, 2011
The making of great leaders was the topic of discussion as
nearly 250 NEW Northwest Arkansas heard from Mike Duke, president and CEO of Walmart Stores at the Women’s
Day at the LPGA networking event, Sept. 6, 2011 at the Embassy Suites in
Duke was joined by Sue Dodsworth, chief of diversity and
inclusion for Kimberly-Clark, who also shared he career insights at the
afternoon event, which included networking, appetizers and entrance into the
LPGA Pro-Am Pairings Party.
"Mike Duke zeroed in on the three
qualities [shared by ] great leaders -- trust, inclusion and risk,” said NEW
Northwest Arkansas Secretary Kimberley Haseman, senior customer business
partner for Kimberly-Clark. "It starts with trust, but great leaders include
varying viewpoints and perspectives,” Haseman related. "Also, leaders can’t be
afraid to fail.”
Dodsworth told NEW members that
industry leaders must be flexible with employees, either formally or
informally. "I don’t care if you get your work done at midnight standing upside
down, just over-deliver,” she said.
Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke
and Kimberly-Clark Chief of Diversity and Inclusion Sue Dodsworth offered their
insights on cpg/retail leadership.
Sarah Semrow of Kimberly-Clark, LPGA player Morgan Pressel
and Northwest Arkansas Chair Lori Brown of Sara Lee mingle
at the NEW event in Rogers, Ark.