If you’ve caught recent episodes of the Leadership Foundry Podcast, you’ve likely picked up on a common theme: complexity vs. simplicity. Frank Blake, former chairman and CEO of The Home Depot noted that the best leaders “pull complexity up and push simplicity down.” Graciela Chadwick, COO of Crumbl Cookies, explained the balance between relationships and results, highlighting that any repeatable process must be clear and concise. On today’s episode, co-host Brandon Smith takes a deep dive into these concepts and shares some additional ways you as a leader can implement them. 

2:05 The best leaders “pull complexity up and push complexity down.”

8:00 Relationships vs. results.

15:00 Assume positive intent.

21:25 “The best leaders are intentional.”

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