Brené with Doug Conant on Finding & Telling Your Leadership Story Brené with Doug Conant on Finding & Telling Your Leadership Story
May 3, 2021

Brené with Doug Conant on
Finding & Telling Your Leadership Story

This week I’m talking with Doug Conant, the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times best-selling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and one of the 100 Most Influential Authors in the World. We talk about the principles and practices in the new book he co-authored with Amy Federman, The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights, as well as how to create an entourage of excellence, how to find our individual leadership stories, and how to bring those stories to life.

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Doug Conant

Doug Conant Headshot
Doug Conant Headshot

Doug Conant’s 45-year career has been defined by achieving high performance through an intentional commitment to studying, practicing, improving, and spreading the tenets of “leadership that works.” He is Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, former President of Nabisco Foods, and former Chairman of Avon Products. He has also served on multiple corporate boards including AmerisourceBergen and RHR International. He began his career in marketing at General Mills and held leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Kraft.

Doug is also Chairman of CECP—Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose-and proudly serves on the boards of The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, the National Organization on Disability, the Partnership for Public Service, and Hope College. Previously, he was Chairman of The Conference Board, Chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Chairman of Enactus.

Doug received his BA at Northwestern and is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He served as the Chairman of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute for five years. He is an instructor of leadership at the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute, and he teaches many of the concepts advanced in The Blueprint to seasoned and aspiring leaders in his own signature leadership development course, The BLUEPRINT Boot Camp by ConantLeadership.

Finally, he is the ever-so-proud husband of Leigh and father to their three remarkable children.

Doug Conant Shares 5 Favorite Songs. Click to Listen Now.
Doug Conant Shares 5 Favorite Songs. Click to Listen Now.

Show Notes

The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights by Doug Conant
The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights by Doug Conant

The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights by Doug Conant with Amy Federman is a seminal treatise on leadership and practical guide for leading effectively in a chaotic world.

TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments by Doug Conant and Mette Norgaard

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