Novak in his office, surrounded by prizes and photos of employees
Novak, 60, may be the business world's ultimate team builder. Over the past 30 years, he has developed a discipline for nurturing and developing leaders that centers on recognition (though that is by no means its only important element), and those knickknacks are among the scores of bizarre prizes that Yum gives out; the photos show him giving awards to employees around the world. "I don't have one piece of artwork," he says. "This has got to be the cheapest office in corporate America. But it's the best. People want to see the CEO's office, and when they come in, they understand what's important in our company."
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