Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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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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User Review  - NeitherNora - LibraryThing

I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Would probably appreciate it more if I were in a position to use the leadership tools discussed; for now, three stars. Read full review

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User Review  - La-Shanda - Goodreads

The concept "taking people with you" isn't new but I like how author David Novak use this philosophy to address economic and social issues. Read full review


introduction taking people with you
Whats Your Big Goal?
Who Is the Target Audience for Your Big Goal?
People Map Work Sheet
What Is Your Target Audience Thinking?
Big Goal Work Sheet
Beware of Slow Nos
Three Steps Toward Gaining Alignment
Productive Conflict
Cascade Your Alignment
Make Gaining Alignment Personal
Insights and Actions
Building the Right Team

Extraordinary Authenticity
Know Yourself
Get to Know Yourself
Grow Yourself
Be Your Best Self
How to Be Yourself
Insights and Actions
1 + 1 3
What Happens When You Dont?
What Happens When You Do?
Become a Know how Junkie
Wiping Out Not Invented Here All Around You
Insights and Actions
What Happens When You Put Your Faith in People?
Establishing Trust with Your Team
Triumph of the Human Spirit
Let Others Hold You Accountable
Insights and Actions
Prepare Your Mind to Win
Be Intentional About Belief
Communicate Your Belief and Sing It Loud and Sing It Loud
Know Why You Believe
Insights and Actions
The Leadership Mind set
Reality Plus
What Is Reality?
Reality Work Sheet
Creating Hope
Telling Isnt Selling
Constantly Identify the Unfinished Business
Insights and Actions
Create a Noble Cause
Power Language
Personalize the Vision
If Its Not Simple Start Over
Insights and Actions
Understand and Motivate Your Team
Organize Your Resources
Put Process and Discipline Around What Matters
Use the Hit by a Bus Standard
Insights and Actions
The Case for Culture
How We Win Together
Culture Is No Accident
Culture Evolves
People First Doesnt Mean Low Standards
Insights and Actions
Have a Plan
Break Through the Clutter
Go Public So You Cant Go Back
Shock the System
You Went Public and You Blew It Now What?
Insights and Actions
What to Do When They Say It Cant Be Done
Flip the Script
Having the Courage of Your Convictions
If You Dont Have the Courage Find It
Cynics Must Go
Insights and Actions
If Its Important Youve Got to Measure It
Making Measurement Matter
Are You Aiming High Enough?
Measurement as Coaching Tool
Celebrate the First Downs
Insights and Actions
Keep the Focus on Your Big Goal
Change Lovers Wanted
Insights and Actions
Follow Through to Get Results
move from me to we
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About the author (2012)

David Novak is the Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., which operates in more than 120 countries and employs 1.4 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!, he was president of both KFC and Pizza Hut and held senior management positions at PepsiCo.  Novak has been recognized as “2012 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, one of the world’s “30 Best CEOs” by Barron’s for the past two years, one of the “Top People in Business” by FORTUNE and one of the “100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review. He is also the recipient of the national 2008 Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.

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