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Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen

David Novak

The CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company, offers a guide to maximizing leadership skills and motivating people. David Novak is the best at leadership, whether teaching it in this book or practicing it at Yum!--Warren Buffett.

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Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9781591844549
ISBN-10: 1591844541
Language: English

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January 18, 2012

Taking People With You

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Over the course of several decades in business, David Novak has worked his way up in the Pepsi Cola North America Co. through sales and marketing, into what was then its fast food division. In the late 1990s, the restaurants were spun off into a separate company and Novak went with them. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 22, 2011

Over the course of this week, we will be introducing, by category, the candidates for the 2011 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Even though only one of the candidates can win the big prize, good business books deserve an audience, and perhaps one on this list will be the winning book. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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"AN IMPORTANT BOOK ABOUT MOTIVATION FROM A PROVEN MOTIVATOR." --JACK WELCH

Yum! Brands CEO David Novak learned long ago that you can't lead a great organization of any size without getting your people aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission. But how do you do that? There are countless leadership books, but how many will actually help a Taco Bell shift manager, a Fortune 500 CEO, a new entrepreneur, or anyone in between?

Over his fifteen years at Yum! Brands, Novak has developed a trademarked program--Taking People with You--that he personally teaches to thousands of managers around the world. He shows them how to make big things happen by getting people on their side. No skill in business is more important. And Yum!'s extraordinary success (at least 13 percent growth for each of the last ten years) proves his point.

Novak knows that managers don't need leadership platitudes or business school theories. So he cuts right to the chase with a step-by-step guide to setting big goals, building strong teams, blowing past your targets, and celebrating after you shock the skeptics. And then doing it again and again until consistent excellence becomes a core element of your culture.

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