Excellence in Leadership
Tom Arigi, Senior Director of Safety and Security, Walmart US
“When I think about the true leaders that I’ve known or worked with, I’ve found that they drive for results and have a passion for what they do,” said Arigi. “But they were also resilient. They had the ability shed setbacks quickly and move on, celebrating even the small wins along the way. They inspired their teams to do better, setting the bar higher—but not so high it’s unrealistic.
“Leaders know it’s all about the team. In today’s rapidly changing world, our leaders must have imagination. They have to be innovators without ego. That approach allows us to be great listeners, embracing other perspectives and giving credit where credit is due. That attitude builds trust and helps develop future leaders.
“For young leaders, my advice would be to take some chances, both in your current role and when thinking about the next opportunity. Volunteer to take on the tough projects. Diversify your resume. Not every move has to be a promotion. Consider developmental opportunities as part of your long-term success strategy. Realize that some of the best ways to prepare for your ultimate career goal in AP may be outside of AP.”
Nominations Are Encouraged
The LPM team is privileged to have a front-row seat to the very best in the loss prevention industry, providing a unique opportunity to present positive, productive ways to promote loss prevention, build successful and constructive partnerships, educate and inform the LP community, and support the thought leadership that drives us forward.
The LP Magazine “Magpie” Awards are a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession. Tom Arigi is among our September–October 2017 recipients.
We want this to be your program. Those of you working as LP practitioners witness these exceptional performances on a regular and ongoing basis, and we strongly encourage you to provide us with nominees for each of the award categories. We encourage creative nominations and want the program to cast a positive light on the many tremendous contributions of the loss prevention community. Nominations can be submitted via email to excellence (at) LPportal (dot) com.
Find out who else has been recognized in the September–October 2017 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”