• Taking People With You

  • The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen
  • By: David Novak
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-03-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (240 ratings)

Regular price: $24.49

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Publisher's Summary

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 15 years at Yum! Brands, 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 (at least 13 percent growth for each of the last nine 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, getting people to work together, 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. This audiobook has specific tools at the end of each chapter that will challenge you to reflect on how you're really doing on key aspects of leadership. And if you apply it, you'll immediately start to improve.
©2012 David Novak (P)2012 Gildan Media Corp
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Critic Reviews

"This is the best, most practical hands-on book on leadership I've ever read. If you apply these principles, your career and the people you work with will flourish." (Dr. Bob Rotell, a sports psychologist)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By DougR on 05-14-12

Almost very good

Is there anything you would change about this book?

For an audiobook, the exercises at the end of each chapter should be available for download. I have seen this with other books and it is very helpful, especially if the intention is to learn and do. I listen in the car usually and not having a document to work off of later is a loss.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Good story with good examples.

Could you see Taking People With You being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?


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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sherrilynn W. Bair on 04-24-12

Makes sense!

Would you listen to Taking People With You again? Why?

I've listened to it twice, ordered a hard copy and I'll listen to it again. I'm recommending it to my entire staff.

What did you like best about this story?

The examples can be applied to many situations.

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