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David Novak hosts real leadership conversations with the best CEOs, Founders & Entrepreneurs in business, sports and entertainment to talk about how they get such incredibly good things done and how they are making a difference in their communities. David, a former co-founder and CEO himself, has been asking great questions and learning from top leaders his whole life. Now he breaks down the key learnings so that by the end of each episode, you’ll have something simple you can apply as you develop into a better leader.

How Leaders Lead with David Novak David Novak

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David Novak hosts real leadership conversations with the best CEOs, Founders & Entrepreneurs in business, sports and entertainment to talk about how they get such incredibly good things done and how they are making a difference in their communities. David, a former co-founder and CEO himself, has been asking great questions and learning from top leaders his whole life. Now he breaks down the key learnings so that by the end of each episode, you’ll have something simple you can apply as you develop into a better leader.

    David Gibbs, Yum! Brands CEO – Flip the script in tough situations

    David Gibbs, Yum! Brands CEO – Flip the script in tough situations

    Today’s guest is David Gibbs, the CEO of Yum! Brands. That’s Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC and The Habit Burger Grill. And yes, it’s also my former job! David is doing some incredible things to continue to drive big growth at Yum! Brands. And as you’re about to hear, he has a unique mentality that helps him do it.
    You see, David stepped into the role as CEO back in January of 2020 and was immediately faced with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. But throughout his career, when David has found himself in challenging situations, he looks for the opportunities. For the upside. For what’s positive. And if you’ve got that ability to reframe a situation, well, you’ve got the key to unlocking growth – for your business, for your team members, and for yourself too! 
    When you listen to David, you can’t help but learn that you can inspire others and drive big growth when you flip the script in a tough situation. So here is my conversation with my good friend – and soon to be yours – David Gibbs.

    • 55 min
    3 More Questions (Edward Lee) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    3 More Questions (Edward Lee) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    Welcome back to 3 More Questions, an episode series where we continue the conversation that we started last week with our featured guest. On this episode, we're talking about our interview with Edward Lee — celebrity chef, author, and restaurateur — to learn even more about how to show others they matter.
    If you want a simple plan to improve as a leader, you can get one here for free — https://howleaderslead.com/plan

    • 12 min
    Edward Lee, celebrity chef, author, and restaurateur – Show others they matter

    Edward Lee, celebrity chef, author, and restaurateur – Show others they matter

    Well, it’s Thanksgiving, and since we’re gathering together this week for quality time and quality food, it’s the perfect chance for us to learn some leadership lessons from my favorite chef, Edward Lee. 
    You know, when people come to visit us here in Louisville and they ask where they should eat, I always recommend Edward Lee’s restaurant 620 Magnolia. His food is incredible and I gotta say, his carrot cake is absolutely out of this world. On top of being a successful restaurateur, he’s also competed on Top Chef, written two wonderful books, and has even been nominated for an Emmy!
    Really, he’s built a thriving career in an industry that can be pretty cutthroat – and he’s done it by showing people how much they matter. When he prepares a dish, when he’s talking to his staff, he treats every single person as an individual. People matter, and when you can show YOUR people that they matter to you, well, that’s the hallmark of a great leader. Keep listening to see how it’s done. 
    So here is my conversation with my good friend – and soon to be yours – Edward Lee.

    • 55 min
    3 More Questions (Gayle Troberman) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    3 More Questions (Gayle Troberman) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    Welcome back to 3 More Questions, an episode series where we continue the conversation that we started last week with our featured guest. On this episode, we're talking about our interview with Gayle Troberman, President and CMO of iHeartMedia, about how to fight to bring big ideas to life in your company.
    If you want a simple plan to improve as a leader, you can get one here for free — https://howleaderslead.com/plan

    • 10 min
    Gayle Troberman, iHeartMedia President and CMO – Fight for big ideas

    Gayle Troberman, iHeartMedia President and CMO – Fight for big ideas

    You know, for us leaders, there’s just nothing quite as exciting as a good idea.
    But for a lot of leaders, what comes next is a real struggle. They’ve got a good idea, but they don’t know how to build traction for it and give it the buy-in it deserves. 
    That’s why I’m excited for you to hear from Gayle Troberman today. She’s the President and Chief Marketing Officer of iHeartMedia. They’ve got eight hundred and fifty broadcast stations putting music, news, and podcasts in the ears of 90% of Americans. For Gayle, that means a whole lotta opportunities to find great ideas.
    And boy, she’s doing just that. She is a vibrant, creative leader – but she doesn’t just have good ideas. She knows how to elicit those ideas from her team. And she knows how to make sure they actually get traction and become reality. 
    If you want to see how to fight for big ideas, then keep listening, because here is my conversation with my good friend – and soon to be yours – Gayle Troberman.

    • 43 min
    3 More Questions (Dan Rooney) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    3 More Questions (Dan Rooney) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    Welcome back to 3 More Questions, an episode series where we continue the conversation that we started last week with our featured guest. On this episode, we're talking about our interview with Lt Col Dan Rooney, Founder and CEO of Folds of Honor to learn even more about how to embrace challenges in order to ascend.
    If you want a simple plan to improve as a leader, you can get one here for free — https://howleaderslead.com/plan

    • 17 min

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