Home Depot

The book, The Founders Mentality by Chris Zook and James Allen, talks in chapter two about three predictable crisis of growth. A key one that affected Home Depot, and I believe affects many large organizations, is Stall-Out: The Crisis of Low or Slowing Growth. Home Depot, or more specifically the previous CEO Frank Blake, is featured in the book for how he tapped into the power of the founder’s mentality to launch a series of initiatives that focused on renewing bonds with front-line employees and the customer. I would like to share some insights I gleaned from this book and other sources, and share how we can leverage this learning and wisdom to help our organizations grow and prosper. Continue reading Home Depot