George Now, Ike Later?
Things are hopping at Home Depot. The Chief Executive Officer, Robert L. Nardelli, has adopted a military model and is favoring military veterans in employment and leadership.
Part of this is a calculated move to change what had been a relaxed culture. Nardelli has taken the George Patton approach. What will be interesting to see is how well he does when the organization evolves to the point when an Eisenhower is needed.
Read the Business Week story here.