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oGoLead® was started by David Novak, Co-Founder and former Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and the 2012 CEO of the Year. Novak has spent his entire career learning from others and helping others around the world become better leaders. He created the Lead2Feed organization which has helped millions of students learn leadership skills while working to meet a community need. In 2017 the Novak Leadership Institute was formed at the University of Missouri. It is the world’s first insight-based leadership program, offering a fresh approach to leadership education rooted in the principles of strategic communication. David Novak is passionate and committed to developing better leaders at every level of society, because the best way to make a positive difference in the world is through better leadership.
There is a new generation of leaders emerging and we call them the Now Generation. They are the largest and fastest growing generation in the American workforce. They are not just the leaders of tomorrow, they are quickly becoming the leaders of today. They want to be transformational leaders who challenge and inspire others with purpose and excitement. Yet many of them feel ‘stuck’ in entry to mid-level positions. They are ready to take on bigger leadership responsibilities but need additional training to take the next step in their career.
The Now Generation is tired of top-down autocratic leadership. They aren’t inspired by managers who don’t empower others, who take all the credit or who fail to create purpose driven cultures in the workplace. The Now Generation is looking for a better way to lead.
At oGoLead® we believe that nearly every problem we face at work, school, in our communities or as a nation can be solved with better leadership. One of the biggest problems today is toxic leadership. It destroys trust, lowers morale, creates disengagement and kills the bottom line. No organization can succeed for long, and individuals won’t thrive when toxic leadership is present.
oGoLead’s mission is to change the world by building better leaders. We believe every person has the potential to be a better leader and can make a positive difference in the world.
The secret to effective leadership today is Heartwiring® and Hardwiring® your leadership.
Heartwiring® Leadership is about building passionate commitment in the people you lead or work with. It’s about being a leader who listens to those they lead, cares about them, recognizes them, and acknowledges that every person on their team has value. Hardwiring® Leadership is about what you do as a leader: using processes and procedures to ensure consistent results and removing barriers that get in the way. It is putting process and discipline around the things that matter most to drive superior execution. It is the combination of these approaches that lead to the best results.