Infographic

9 Career Lessons from Blue-collar Business-owners Who Became Millionaires – [Infographic]

It’s a common misconception that successful CEOs are always highly educated. It makes sense to think that executives must be highly experienced, but that experience doesn’t need to have started in college. In fact, there are a lot of hugely successful CEO millionaires who built their careers in blue-collar industries — and the lessons they’ve learned as leaders contain unique insights that one might not otherwise hear.

For instance, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank — the co-founders of Home Depot — emphasize how important it is not just to make sure a company’s mission is built on good values, but that those values are also held by all employees. “If the front line isn’t absolutely committed to the cause, we can’t win,” they write in their book, Built from Scratch: How a couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion.

This infographic, created by business software company Housecall Pro, lists lessons from Marcus and Blank as well as eight other top business-owners who built their fortunes in the skilled labor industries. Scroll through to see their best leadership advice, or read the article for their full stories.

 

Mercy - CBNation

This is a post from a CEO Blog Nation writer. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

two × one =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button

Get a FREE copy of the I AM CEO eBook . Also, get the latest from CBNation including the news, information, our weekly TOP5 and more from across our community delivered to your inbox. 

Subscribe
We're 20,000+ CBNation Members Strong & GROWINGJOIN FOR FREE
+ +
Close
Close