It should not be a surprise that Walmart just fired its US head, Bill Simon.
- It’s the logical next step in new CEO Doug McMillon’s onboarding approach of converging and evolving quickly.
- Leaders that don’t deliver over time should be replaced and Simon has not delivered.
- Getting rid of Simon is exactly what Suleiman the Magnificent would advise.
The implications for you are that when you’re onboarding into particularly complex situations, choose the right approach, deliver the results, and neutralize the detractors.