Leading with Humility - Home Depot former CEO, Frank Blake
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As a lawyer working in mergers and acquisitions for Home Depot, Frank Blake was shocked to be offered the job of CEO in 2007. For the next eight years, he experienced a crash course in leadership at the highest level. Taking cues from his son (a store manager at the time) and “Built From Scratch”, the story of Home Depot, Frank employed the “inverted pyramid” approach to his new role. Listen as David and Frank discuss the power of handwritten notes, avoiding the CEO “bubble”, and why he decided Home Depot should stop opening new stores.

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