Everyday Leadership at Walmart

Weekly Readings and Videos

7 Ways To Be an Everyday Leader. Schlimm, J. (2017, May 22). huffpost.com

10 Characteristics of the Everyday Leader That Are Found In All of Us. Elford, S. (2017, Feb 21). susanelford.com

What Does Empathy Look Like In Everyday Leadership. (Stincelli, E.). (2018, Feb 8). advisorpedia.com

Everyday Leadership Development. Weinstein, C. (2017 Jan/Feb). Minnesota Fire Chief. ebscohost.

What Are Management Skills? (n.d.). corporatefinanceinstitute.com

What Makes a Good Manager (The Ultimate Guide of Dos and Don’ts). Kashyap, V. (n.d.). proofhub.com

How Walmart Transformed Its Corporate Communications Strategy With the Power of Brand Storytelling. (n.d.). brightspot.com

More Than a Job – A Ladder of Opportunity: Walmart Promotes, on Average, 500 Associates Each Day. Murphy, J. & Shryock, C. (2021, Apr 28). corporate.walmart.com

Great Managers Have These Traits. (3:11). Front Line Leadership. (2018 Nov 5). youtube.com

5 Top Management Skills: How To Be a Great Manager. (8:20). Vanessa Van Edwards. (2019, Jun 28). youtube.com



When we hear the term leader, we tend to think of someone in authority: a company CEO, a high-ranking politician, or the coach of a successful sports team. However, leadership is not limited only to people in positions of authority. Every day, we see leadership at all levels of an organization, regardless of the position an individual holds within the company.


Conduct external and internal (Walmart) research on everyday leadership. Use course content and the results of your research to complete the following instructions:

  1. Leadership can occur at any level. Identify one person in your store or business who is not in a formal position of authority, but whom you believe demonstrates leadership. (Please do not use any last names to identify this person, to protect their privacy.)
  2. Explain what this person does or how this person acts that demonstrate leadership.
  3. How does consistency, helping others, and a positive attitude add to leader effectiveness?
  4. What can you do to be a better leader in your Walmart store or business? Explain your choice and how it will make you a better leader.



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