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On Hiring and Advice To Young People In The Workforce

August 2009

The most recent was an interview with David Novak, President of Yum Brands ( KFC, Pizza Hut,Taco Bell and others)

There were several parts of the interview I really liked.

On Hiring

“Everybody is looking for ambition, passion, the ability to inspire. I think the thing that I have found in the highest-potential people, and the people who can have the most impact in your organization, is that they’re avid learners. Are they continually trying to better themselves? Are they continuing to look outside for ideas that will help them grow the business?”  This leads into his favorite interview question. “ How do you stay on top of your game?”

Advice to Young People

“Treat your job like you run the place. Not in terms of ego, but in how you think about the business”  That’s what I like to call taking ownership interest.  It shows you care and are enthusiastic and it certainly makes the job more interesting.

Robert Fligel

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