Leadership Books

Invest in your own development by reading David Novak’s leadership books. You will learn the secrets to David’s success at Yum! Brands and discover how you can apply his techniques to take your career and team to the next level.


Take Charge of You



David Novak teams up with Jason Goldsmith, globally recognized Sports Performance Coach to some of the world’s best athletes, to bring you a groundbreaking new concept in leadership development: self-coaching.

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O Great One!

A little story about the awesome power of recognition
By David Novak

When was the last time you told your colleagues how much you value them?

“O Great One! is a real page-turner. Through this insightful and elegantly written story, he does a brilliant job illustrating how recognition – a simple concept that is all too easily taken for granted – can be a potent force, motivating people to perform at their highest levels.”Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

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Taking People With You

The Only Way To Make BIG Things Happen
By David Novak

David cuts right to the chase with a step-by-step guide to setting big goals, building strong teams, blowing past your targets, and celebrating after you shock the skeptics.

“David Novak is the best at leadership, whether teaching it in this book or practicing it.”Warren Buffett

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"Often people think of recognition as fluffy feel-good stuff that you don't have time for. However, Purposeful Recognition is the 'must-have' leadership skill that drives results. Sadly, no one is teaching their people how to do it the right way."



The Purposeful Recognition Course

will transform your organization by teaching you …

  • Why recognition is so critically important to your success
  • What and who you need to recognize
  • How to recognize others effectively
  • How to make the power of recognition a tremendous results driving business skill

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