February 19, 2015

Cydcor Reviews ‘Taking People With You’

The following is a review by a Cydcor employee of Taking People With You by David Novak:

About Taking People With You:

How to build an inspired and productive team of people is what this book is all about. David Novak, CEO of Yum! Brands learned long ago that you couldn’t lead a great organization of any size without getting people enthusiastic and focused on the mission and success of the company they work for. Novak has proved himself a capable CEO and leader, and he’s also willing to share that information and knowledge with others. He knows that doing this does not create more competition, but rather spreads prosperity and abundance to more people.

Novak has developed a trademarked program, which centers on setting big goals, getting those around you to work together, exceeding your goals, and celebrating the big and small victories. Novak teaches this program around the world, and now he offers it in this book, Taking People With You.

Why Cydcor recommends this to future leaders:

This book is specifically written to speak directly to CEOs, managers, supervisors, and all those in a position of influence over others. Novak speaks to a leader’s prime qualities, their personal nature, and their means of connecting with others—for the human connection is a crucial element of finding success. Management books normally call for business analysis; Novak asks you to conduct a critical self-analysis.

Our favorite part:

The instructional structure of this book outlines setting goals, getting to know yourself, planning and following through. Novak is a great writer in his no-nonsense approach to telling you how to be a thoughtful leader. From Mr. Novak’s teachings, great and useful information can be extracted, whether you are a one-person show, a medium-sized firm, or a major international conglomerate.

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