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The Resource O great one! : a little story about the awesome power of recognition, David Novak ; with Christa Bourg

O great one! : a little story about the awesome power of recognition, David Novak ; with Christa Bourg

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O great one! : a little story about the awesome power of recognition
Title
O great one!
Title remainder
a little story about the awesome power of recognition
Statement of responsibility
David Novak ; with Christa Bourg
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Jeff took a deep breath to calm down. He was about to stand in front of the employees of the Happy Face Toy Company's faltering Cleveland factory. As the new CEO, he'd been advised to close this factory as soon as possible, but he wanted to see it first. "How hard could this be?" he wondered, gathering the courage to ask them about their jobs. He had no idea what he was in for. When was the last time you told your colleagues how much you value them? It sounds like a trivial thing in the middle of a busy work day. But as David Novak discovered during his years as a hard charging executive, there's nothing trivial about recognition. It can make a life-or-death difference to any organization, when people see that someone important really notices and appreciates their contributions. Rather than explain the power of recognition in a typical business book, Novak decided to write a fun story that draws on his real-world experiences at Pepsi and Yum! Brands, as well as his personal life. The story opens when Jeff Johnson becomes the third-generation CEO of his family business, after the sudden death of his father. The Happy Face Toy Company had many hits in the 1950s and 60s, including Crazy Paste, but its results have been declining for more than a decade. The board has given Jeff just one year to turn the business around, or else they'll have to sell it to the highest bidder. As Jeff races to save his family's legacy by getting the company back on track, he meets downtrodden factory workers and an uninspired executive team. Then a birthday gift from his own grandson gives Jeff an important insight into why Happy Face lost its old culture of innovation and excitement, along with its profitability. Jeff comes up with an idea that seems crazy
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Novak, David
Dewey number
658.3/14
Index
no index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.M63
LC item number
N69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Bourg, Christa
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  • Employee motivation
  • Incentive awards
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational
  • Employee motivation
  • Incentive awards
  • Management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational effectiveness
Label
O great one! : a little story about the awesome power of recognition, David Novak ; with Christa Bourg
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780399562068
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn948426801
  • (OCoLC)948426801
Label
O great one! : a little story about the awesome power of recognition, David Novak ; with Christa Bourg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780399562068
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn948426801
  • (OCoLC)948426801

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