Watch out for Finite Mindset leaders & their messages


It is basic human nature that the order in which information is presented more often than not conveys priorities and strategies of a leader.

Mike Duke who became the fourth CEO of Walmart was known for his finite mindset and his tenure from 2009 to 2013 was characterized by lack of trust and severe resentment among employees.

Mike Duke’s strategy excerpt:

Our strategy is sound and our management team is extremely capable.I am confident we will continue to deliver value to our stakeholders, increase opportunity for our over 2 million associates , and help our 180 million customers around the world save money and live better.”

This strategy put profits and shareholders first and employees after that.

Don Mcmillon who succeeded Duke was characterized by an infinite mindset , excerpt from his strategy statement:

This has thus enabled him to restore the brand value of Walmart after the abysmal…

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