Leadership Secrets From Yum! Brands CEO David Novak by Kevin Kruse at Forbes on 25 June 2014.

Some of the best ways of discovering how to be a better leader involves looking at what other leaders are doing – in this case, the article looks at David Novak, CEO of Yum! Brands.  I almost skipped this article, but then the last of the three aspects really caught my eye:

  1. Put people first (this is self-evident – the author himself only devoted four lines to it)
  2. Constantly recognize achievers (I LOVE this aspect – it recognizes people for their quality efforts and creates a visual demonstration to others about what success looks like)
  3. Be self-aware and constantly grow.

I like the idea of focusing on both your strengths and your weaknesses, plus I believe that the tactile nature of the 3×5 cards helps make the points more salient.  I really like the idea of the “Hotshot Replacement Activity” – it helps you take a fresh view on what you are doing and what you could be achieving.

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