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A few thoughts on what it really takes

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in Best-Practices Leadership,Leaders & Managers

For the past several months, The New York Times has been running interviews on leadership with the CEOs of well-known organizations. Sometimes I agree with the points they make, sometimes I learn something new and, honestly, sometimes I find myself wondering, “How did this person become a CEO?”

The best one in the series so far is the interview with Dave Novak, CEO of Yum Brands.

I’d like to share six thoughts from Dave Novak on how to be a great leader, along with my take on how to follow through on those thoughts.

1. “If you have someone who’s smart, talented, aggressive and wants to learn, then your job is to help them become all they can be.” My take: When you think back on your own development as a leader, you probably grew the most through big stretch assignments that took you out of your comfort zone. Look for and create opportunities for your best people to be even better by asking them to lead initiatives ...(register to read more)

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