Former 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 eighteen years at Yum! Brands, Novak developed a trademarked program—Taking People with You—that he personally taught to thousands of managers around the world, showing 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 ($4 billion to $32 billion+) 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.