David Novak

David Novak is Founder and CEO of David Novak Leadership, the parent organization to five nonprofits dedicated to developing leaders at every stage of life, from ages five to 65. David is also the bestselling author of Take Charge of You: How Self-Coaching Can Transform Your Life and Career Hardcover (March 2022). He is also the host of the top-ranked business podcast, How Leaders Lead with David Novak. David is the Co-Founder, retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories. Under his 17 year leadership, Yum! Brands doubled in size to over 45,000 restaurants and grew from a $4b to a $32 Billion market cap.

How CEOs Can Spot The Single Most Critical Skill Of Future...

What the former CEO of Yum! Brands learned about tapping high-potential talent, and the five fundamentals any chief executive can use to build a top-notch C-Suite.

Three Leadership Skills Our Elected Officials Should Master

Our elected officials have the power to make positive changes for our country if they are willing to work together. Mastering these three leadership skills will enable them to solve big problems and make our country better.  

David Novak: How Top CEOs Identify Future Leaders

David Novak, founder and CEO oGoLead, founder, retired Chairman and former CEO of Yum! Brands, talked with some of the brightest and most successful CEOs he knows during his podcast to help identify the traits you need to look for in a future leader. Novak was named Chief Executive CEO of the Year in 2012.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”


Sign Up to Receive Chief Executive Magazine

Chief Executive’s publications are designed to help CEOs do their jobs better and run their businesses more effectively. Subscribe here.


In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

Almost all the CEOs we surveyed in May say they will work in at least partially hybrid mode for the rest of the year—versus just 7 percent who said they'd be fully remote.