Tuesday 16 October 2012

Walmart bases training on British military academies!

According to People Management, Walmart has turned to British military leadership training expertise at Sandhurst, Lympstone and the Ministry of Defence’s Staff College to speed up the development of its managers in America.

However, before eager NAMs reschedule their weekend leisure, the retailer’s leadership training does not include assault courses or shooting exercises, instead it emulates other areas of military academy learning.

Promoting on performance, the academy also works to push people beyond their current capabilities, so attendees are not just trained for their current job, they are trained for the next rank up and the one beyond that and for two more levels beyond that.

In other words, rather like our NamNews training, where even new NAMs are treated like CEOs, as many of today’s ROCE-based leaders will confirm, by personal example…

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