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Bergdahl Blogs: What Would Sam Walton Do #4 – EMPOWERMENT
“You’ve got to give folks responsibility, you’ve got to trust them, then you’ve got to check on them.” Sam Walton Empower Your Managers and Employees to Serve Your Customers Walmart refers to its employees as “associates” which is because Sam Walton wanted his employees to be his business partners. READ MORE

Bergdahl Blogs: What Would Sam Walton Do #3 – ACCOUNTABILITY
“A promise we make is a promise we keep. High expectations are the key to everything.” Sam Walton Maintain Your Standards By Holding People Accountable A large part of Sam Walton’s success can be attributed to his ability to set high standards, while simultaneously holding his team accountable for reaching their lofty goals. READ MORE

Bergdahl Blogs: What Would Sam Walton Do #2 – BUILD BENCH STRENGTH
“My role has been to pick good people and give them maximum authority and responsibility.” Sam Walton Grow and then Promote Your Own Employees From Within Sam Walton was a big proponent of promoting his own employees to fill open management positions, every time it was possible. READ MORE

Bergdahl Blogs: What Would Sam Walton Do #1 – SIMPLIFICATION
“The bigger Walmart gets the more essential it is that we think small, because that’s exactly how we have become a huge corporation – by not acting like one.” Sam Walton Simplify Everything You Do Mr. Sam believed in simplifying every aspect of his business. READ MORE

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