Imagine getting a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity, and the first thing you’re asked to do is cut 20% of the staff. That’s exactly what happened when I was asked to lead the Talent Development Department for Walmart U.S. It was a remarkable, yet frightening responsibility that required careful, strategic action.
When dealing with the uncertainty of a turnaround, it’s imperative that you have a clear and inspiring vision for your organization that enables all to be a part of it. Doing so will allow you to tackle the transformation head on and create long-term sustainability.
In the video above, I share my first-hand experience of a time where asking the tough questions was necessary in order to help our organization and its culture succeed.
If you’d like to dive deeper, you can download my Turnaround Playbook: A Leader’s Guide for Tackling Disruptive Change. Not only does this playbook serve as a guide for navigating a turnaround within your organization, but it will also teach you how to strengthen the core of your workplace culture and overcome some of your toughest employee engagement challenges. It’s based on my experience leading the turnaround of the Talent Development Department at Walmart U.S., as well as the overall transformation of the Walmart U.S. Division. You can sign up for the guide here or below.