Growing Leadership Performance in the Biggest Company Ever: An Interview with Jay McNaught, Walmart, Global Leadership Development


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L & D Expert, RussellMartin & Assoc.
Global Leadership Strategy and Development, Walmart
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Go to any bookstore and look for the leadership section.  There are a ton of resources for growing leadership because it is TOUGH WORK.

Jay McNaught started at Public Service Indiana, then took his talents to Duke Energy then Pfizer and is now stationed at Walmart, and he knows his way around leadership.  Like most of us, he has seen leadership initiatives that work and others that don’t.  He is currently pushing the limits of integrating technology and community to drive leadership performance which is critical to Walmart’s ongoing success.  

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About Lou Russell

Lou Russell is the CEO/Queen of RMA, an executive consultant, speaker, and author whose passion is to create growth in companies by guiding the growth of their people. In her speaking, training, and writing, Lou draws on 30 years of experience helping organizations achieve their full potential. She inspires improvement in leadership, project management, and individual learning. 
Lou is the author of seven popular and practical books: IT Leadership Alchemy, The Accelerated Learning Fieldbook, Training Triage, Leadership Training, Project Management for Trainers, 10 Steps to Successful Project Management and Managing Projects. As a sought-after international speaker, Lou blends her humorous stories with her on-the-ground experience to speak to the real problems of the people in the room. Encouraged by Lou’s upbeat and practical style, every learner leaves with new enthusiasm and tools to improve their bottom line. 
You will be moving, laughing, participating, inspired and challenged. Most importantly to Lou, you will learn.

About Jay McNaught, MBA, ME, Ed.D.

Dr. Jay McNaught directs leadership development for executive leaders at Walmart. As the Director of Global Leadership Strategy and Development, he is focused on the development and delivery of leadership curriculum for leaders at the top of the organization. Initiatives include developing a selective program for high-potential officers; developing a foundational program for all officers, and converting existing curriculum to a blended virtual classroom delivery platform. 

Prior to Walmart, Jay headed leadership development at Zoetis (formerly a division of Pfizer). He worked with all levels of leaders in the organization to help them develop their leadership capabilities. At Zoetis, Jay partnered with global leaders to design a leadership development curriculum that was implemented in all regions where Zoetis operates, including Latin America, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Jay was also successful in converting much of the "face-to-face"​ leadership curriculum to take advantage of a virtual classroom​ platform. 

Jay has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Indiana University. He has a Master of Business Administration degree and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. His dissertation research focused on how senior leaders make decisions. Jay also has an ICF Executive Coaching Certification from Columbia University.

Jay has published a variety of articles on leadership and coaching. In 2014 he spoke at the Columbia University Coaching Conference and presented a paper titled, "Coaching Leaders to Construct Space for Decision Making."​ In 2013 he presented at the International Leadership Association on decision making. Other writing includes: "Leaders Decision Making: A Blended Approach,""From Insights to Actions: Six New Ways to Think, Lead, and Achieve," (contributing author); and “Dynamic Decision Making: Helping Leaders Decide How to Decide” (current project).

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