The Two Things You Need To Be a Complete Leader

We want to change the world by creating better leaders and we believe to be the best leader you can be requires that you are both Heartwired® and Hardwired®. What do we mean by that? Heartwiring® is building passionate commitment …

Whose Shoulders Do You Stand On?

By: Gregg Dedrick, Co-Founder & President of David Novak Leadership Have you ever considered whose shoulders you stand on? What did these people do to invest in your life? How did they influence you to become the leader you are …

Two Tips For Managing a Part Time Team

There are tons of benefits to have part-time employees: they reduce the workload of your full-time staff and when you can’t afford to add more full-time employees, part-time workers provide the skills needed without breaking the budget. While there are …

To Achieve Big Goals, Become A Know-How Junkie

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 …

5 Tips for Getting Noticed at Work

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

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

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

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

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

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…