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Do You Provide Award-Winning Leadership Training?

Leadership
by Heather Hunt
"For 18 years, Brandon Hall Group, Inc., has recognized companies for their learning programs. In today’s Advisor we’ll look at one recent winner, which you can use as a benchmark for your own leadership training efforts."

Yum! Brands, Inc., is serving up more at its restaurants than a menu of familiar fare. In fact, the world’s largest restaurant company and parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut®, and Taco Bell® offers an award-winning employee leadership training program.

Yum! Brands’ “TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU” program received a “Gold Award for Excellence” in the category of custom content from Brandon Hall Group, Inc.’s Excellence in Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards.

The training program is based on the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best-selling book, TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU: The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen, which was written by Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak.

Released in January 2012, the book provides an insider’s look at the unique leadership program that Novak has developed and taught globally to thousands of managers and franchisees in his 15 years with the company. The book “offers a step-by-step guide to setting big goals, getting others on board, and achieving breakthrough results,” and the related training program is offered globally in 11 languages.

“Our number one goal is to build people capability, and we are proud that our global TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU training program has been recognized as a gold standard,” said Rob Lauber, vice president, Yum! University, Yum! Brands. “We’re leveraging TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU to cultivate leaders throughout our organization.”


You know your managers could do a better job if they were trained, and now there’s a convenient and reasonable way to get it done—BLR’s Leadership Library at the online, 24/7, TrainingToday. Get More Information.


For 18 years, Brandon Hall Group has recognized companies for their learning programs. The organization awards gold, silver, and bronze awards in 48 categories. “This year’s winners should be very proud of their achievements especially based on the rigorous judging process all submissions underwent,” said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group. “We are honored to recognize the award winners who exemplify a high standard of performance in their organization and demonstrate clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs.”

“This year’s award entries were all excellent examples of best practices in the categories of learning, talent management, and sales and marketing,” said Rachel Ashkin, chief operating officer of Brandon Hall Group. “Once again, our awards participants raised the standard for what world-class programs and initiatives look like and are remarkable examples of what organizations should be focused on to improve business performance.”


Trying to get your employees trained to show leadership? It isn’t easy to fit it in—schedulewise or budgetwise—but now there’s BLR’s Leadership for Employees Library. Train all your people, at their convenience, 24/7, for one standard fee. Get More Information.


In tomorrow’s Advisor, we’ll look at another Brandon Hall Group training winner—plus explore a comprehensive online leadership training program for managers and supervisors.

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