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

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

David Novak

Summarized March 2012


SKU: 3122

ISBN: 1591844541

Price: $12.50

Available Formats: pdf mp3 ipad audiobook

Summary Description

David Novak, the chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, has been named one of the world's "30 Best CEOs" by Barron's, one of Fortune's "Top People in Business," and one of the "100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World" by Harvard Business Review.

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 15 years at Yum!, Novak has developed a trademarked program he calls Taking People with You.  He spends several weeks each year personally teaching it to thousands of managers around the world.  He convinces them that they'll never make big things happen until they learn how to get people on their side.  No skill in business is more important.  And Yum!'s extraordinary success – demonstrated by at least 13 percent growth for each of the past nine years — proves his point.

Now, in our summary of Taking People with You:  The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen, Novak explains how you can implement his powerful approach to getting breakthrough results in your own organization.  An instant classic, Taking People with You has reached #1 on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.  Novak is donating all of his proceeds from every book sold to the United Nations World Food Programme.

Yum! operates more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 117 countries and employs more than 1 million people.  All three of the company's restaurant chains — KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell — are global leaders in fast food.  Prior to leading Yum!, Novak was president of both KFC and Pizza Hut, and he held senior management positions at Pepsi-Cola. 

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