To Achieve Big Goals, Become A Know-How Junkie

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By: David Novak, Co-Founder & CEO of David Novak Leadership What’s your leadership mindset? Do you believe that you have to know more than everyone else on the team? Effective leaders know they don’t have all the answers. They approach …

How To Overcome The Most Frequent Leadership Mistake

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What’s your leadership mindset? Do you believe that you have to know more than everyone else on the team? Effective leaders know they don’t have all the answers. They approach each day with the mindset that there is always more …

5 Tips for Getting Noticed at Work

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By: David Novak, Co-Founder & CEO of David Novak Leadership Every year more than 300 college athletes are invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine. These athletes will go through rigorous physical and mental testing. They will be challenged, …

Learn From My Crystal Pepsi Mistake

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By: David Novak, Co-Founder & CEO of David Novak Leadership Welcome back, Crystal Pepsi! Those are four words I never expected to say, or write for that matter, considering I was responsible for the original Crystal Pepsi launch in 1992. …

How To Grow As a Leader

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Leadership: It’s a quality hiring managers look for when interviewing potential employees; classes are taught on it, and books are written about it; organizations can’t function without it. Leadership skills are a crucial asset that will most certainly help you …

The Secret to an Effective Leadership Strategy

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You can be an amazing communicator, have a great team surrounding you, be an expert in your field, but if you can’t figure out how to reach your organization’s goals, you probably won’t last long as a leader. Setting a …

Be Your Best Self

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How often have you been encouraged to just be yourself? You get this coaching from others throughout your life and while it sounds good, and could even be considered helpful, it’s often easier said than done. Fear can creep in. You might feel tempted to conform and fit in rather than be true to yourself. You wrestle. I personally believe that in reality, it’s much harder to be yourself than most people are willing to admit.

How top CEOs turned adversity into an advantage

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Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, faced the 2008 financial crisis with no guarantee that the financial industry or America would recover… Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of Pepsico, moved from India to the United States and often felt like a “fish out of water” because she struggled to fit in… Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target, had a humble upbringing. His dad died when he was young, so Brian worked lots of odd jobs as a kid to make money for things he needed…

The One Skill Every New Leader Needs to Master

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Many first-time leaders are often walking encyclopedias.  They know all of the details of their projects and can tell you everything you could possibly know, or want to know, about how it works, the costs, the risks, the opportunities and …

Tom Brady Shares Leadership Wisdom That Works

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Tom Brady is what I describe as the real deal. He’s an authentic leader who understands who he is and never tries to be anyone else, all the while remaining thoughtful, humble, and down to earth in spite of all of his success. There’s no question he’s a determined, disciplined, make-it-happen guy who knows how to win.