LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- David Novak, co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands, bestselling leadership book author and founder/CEO of oGoLead is on a mission to help aspiring leaders become more effective and successful by teaching vital HeartwiringTM and HardwiringTM skills that are more important now than ever before.
Ambitious, up-and-coming managers can fuel their 'inner leader' this holiday season with 20 free, oGoInsiderTM Leadership Podcasts that reveal important insights from the world's best and brightest business leaders who are HeartwiringTM and HardwiringTM their leadership to drive success throughout their organizations.
Novak hosts a stellar line-up of podcast interviews, including the following key guests: Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo; David Cote, Honeywell; Brian Niccol, Taco Bell, Brian Cornell, Target; Ken Langone, The Home Depot; Jimmy Dunne, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.; Harry Arnett, Ogio International; Blaine Hurst, Panera Bread Co. and Ken Blanchard, PhD. With each discussion, he uncovers how they developed and moved through their careers, highlighting key influences, leadership lessons and advice, milestones and more.
All content is easily accessible with all oGoInsiderTM Leadership Podcasts on oGoLead.com or popular podcast platforms, including iTunes.com and Soundcloud.com.
A renowned expert on leadership and recognition culture, Novak built a highly successful global business by cultivating leaders at all levels. His proven oGoLeadTM approach centers on two key elements:
- 'Heartwiring LeadersTM' - building passionate commitment in the people you lead by becoming a leader who listens, cares and recognizes that everyone has value.
- 'Hardwiring SuccessTM' - what you do as a leader, using processes, procedures and discipline to get consistent results and removing barriers that get in the way. Putting process and discipline around the things that matter most, drives superior execution.
"The holidays bring a time of reflection, gratitude and thinking ahead to set personal goals for the new year," said David Novak, founder and CEO, oGoLeadTM. "Now is the perfect time for all aspiring leaders to take stock of how effective and successful they are, and get the help they need to go to the next level in 2018 by listening to oGoInsiderTM Podcasts. The secret to leadership success is Heartwiring and Hardwiring and each is equally important because who you are as a leader is just as important as what you do as a leader. It's the soft-stuff that drives hard results."
oGoInsiderTM Leadership Podcasts share captivating personal stories with important leadership insights that can be applied immediately in all areas and fields of business, government, community, education and philanthropy. They reveal answers to the most pressing topics facing up-and-coming leaders today, such as:
- Navigating a successful career path through the unexpected
- Finding the courage to take big risks that pay off
- Making important decisions when you lack the experience or expertise
- Where to find the best ideas
In addition to Novak, Gregg Dedrick, co-founder of oGoLead, also hosts interviews with top leaders such as Panera Bread CEO and President Blaine Hurst and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews President and CEO Denny Post.
Below are some key highlights from oGoInsider Leadership Podcast Interviews with hosts Novak and Dedrick that show the heart of great leaders who are HeartwiredTM:
Brian Cornell – Chairman and CEO, Target Corporation. Cornell has been CEO of many companies in his career and shares what shaped his leadership style, from his youth to his current role and how he stays on top of his game.
Dave Cote - Executive Chairman, Honeywell. Cote shares his leadership journey and key lessons he wants to pass on including the importance of early role models, good values, hard work and drive.
Jamie Dimon - Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Dimon talks about his roots, career path and time at various companies, including American Express and Bank One, and notes how he navigated the financial crisis and made big decisions with major impact in an engaging two-part podcast.
Brian Niccol – CEO, Taco Bell. Niccol shares what is driving the success and growth of one of the world's iconic restaurant brands and his personal views on leadership, including the importance of being continuously aggressive on the learning side of life, not becoming complacent, listening and learning from mistakes.
Indra Nooyi - Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo. Nooyi shares lessons from early years, including the challenge around PepsiCo's transformation as the company developed lines of "Good For You" and "Better For You" products. Listen to how she handled the criticism as well as currently motivates her employees and builds leaders within her organization.
Ken Langone – Co-founder, The Home Depot. In this powerful podcast, Langone shares perspectives on leadership, from humble beginnings to how to successfully engage employees and more.
Jimmy Dunne - Senior Managing Principal, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. Dunne shares his leadership journey, how his deep passion and inspiration helped bring the company back after 9/11, his philosophy centered on 'playing from behind' and the roles that insecurity and humility play.
Dr. Ken Blanchard – Co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer, The Ken Blanchard Companies and bestselling book author who has written 60 books including The One-Minute Manager. Blanchard shares lessons that left an impact early in life and how the unexpected can turn into life-changing opportunities.
Harry Arnett – President, Ogio International. Arnett shares how his upbringing shaped his leadership style and his unique learnings from leading the marketing for Callaway Golf, one of the world's top golf brands.
Blaine Hurst – CEO and President, Panera Bread Co. Hurst shares how he transitioned from a career focused on technology to the restaurant industry, the importance of staying hungry and why being an avid learner is crucial to long-term success.
New episodes with relevant and fresh tips will be published every two weeks, with key upcoming guests including Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen and Bob Russell, a renowned teacher, author and pastor.
oGoLead.com Website Leadership Resources
In addition to oGoInsiderTM Leadership Podcasts, the oGoLead.com website provides resources to help aspiring leaders including: oGoInspire Blogs, Leaning Guides and oGoAsk Videos. Members who sign up get UNLIMITED access to: exclusive guides to unleash leadership potential, quick access to every guide and exercise, early access to podcasts and extended reels with top leaders who share how they address a specific leadership challenge.
David Novak, founder and CEO of oGoLead, is on a mission to help aspiring leaders become more effective and successful by teaching vital HeartwiringTM and HardwiringTM skills that are more important now than ever before. He founded the company in 2017, along with co-founders Gregg Dedrick and Dr. Tim Galbraith, Leadership Consultant, to help up-and-coming managers become more effective so they can get better results and make a bigger difference in their worlds. They have generated tremendous business results in their respective careers by teaching these leadership principles and techniques to people all around the globe.
Novak is co-founder, former Executive Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, one of the world's largest restaurant companies with nearly 43,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories with more than 1.5 million company and franchise associates. Under his leadership, Novak built Yum! Brands into a global powerhouse. He has been recognized as "2012 CEO of the Year" by Chief Executive magazine, one of the world's "30 Best CEOs" by Barron's, one of the "Top People in Business" by FORTUNE and one of the "100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World" by Harvard Business Review.
A renowned expert on leadership and recognition culture, Novak is the author of two highly respected and critically acclaimed books, The Education of an Accidental CEO and the New York Times bestseller, Taking People With You.
'oGo' stands for O Great One!, A Little Book about the Awesome Power of Recognition, the title of Novak's 2016 book that helps define influential people, such as family, friends or co-workers, who inspire and contribute to those around them. Novak's wife of 41 years, Wendy, is his OGO and the greatest inspiration in his life for her brave fight against and advocacy for Type 1 diabetes.
Novak also created the largest privately funded leadership service program in middle schools and high schools called Lead2Feed, and is the recipient of the 2015 Horatio Alger Award for his commitment to philanthropy and higher education. In 2017, David and Wendy Novak committed $21.6 million to the University of Missouri School of Journalism to establish the Novak Leadership Institute.