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O Great One! : A Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition (Hardcover) (David Novak)
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A parable about the secret to engaging and motivating people to do greatthings in all walks of life, by the bestselling author of Taking People With You. Based on real experiences that David Novak had as the Chairman and CEO ofYum! Brands, this parable will empower readers to recognize the contributions ofthose around them in order to drive bigger and better results. It's not hard, it's notexpensive, and you don't need an MBA or even a position of authority to do it. It'sa deceptively simple principle that can have a huge impact on both your life andyour business. Jeff Johnson, the new CEO of The Happy Face Toy Company, has one year tosave his family's famous toy company, which has fallen on hard times followingthe death of his father. If Jeff fails, the whole company will fail. As he races to savehis family's legacy by getting the company back on track, Jeff encountersdowntrodden factory workers and an uninspired executive team. Then a birthdaygift from his grandson gives Jeff an important insight into why business issuffering: the secret ingredient to making people happy and engaged is missing. During his time as CEO of Yum!, Novak harnessed the power of employeerecognition to revitalize the culture. The principles he lives by, from handing outpersonalized awards to coaxing office culture into life, are at the core of thisparable. Novak recently founded OGO Enterprises, the world's first recognitionbrand focused on appreciating all people for who they are and what they do.
Number of Pages: 223
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Workplace Culture, Motivational
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: David Novak
Street Date: May 10, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1021
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