O Great One! A Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition (New York: Penguin Random House, 2016)

Novak’s book is all about the amazing difference you can make with giving people recognition.

I love how he dedicates his book to “attacking the recognition deficit that exists in our world today. To all the people out there who are doing great things and deserve to be recognized for it, this story is for you.”

As the former chairman and CEO of YUM! brand restaurants – which includes KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell – he shares methods he uses to give awesome recognition across a worldwide organization.

He uses a parable-like story, as his approach to teaching 10 principles he advocates for giving meaningful recognition to others. Novak also poses the question and wonders, why aren’t people using recognition more?

He’s on a mission to make recognition a way of life for everyone.

What excites me about this former CEO ‘s philosophy is his describing recognition as a privilege to give, and not something burdensome or added on to your day. Learn as much as you can from this recognition exemplar. A Great One!