Leadership With True Impact…
Leadership is tough – especially given today’s 24/7 pace with its back-to-back meetings, endless emails, and chance encounters in the hallway.
Most people feel that these inevitable demands are keeping them from doing their “real work.” But in a groundbreaking new keynote, CEO Doug Conant argues that they are overlooked opportunities for leaders to expand their influence and deliver measurably better results. This is a critical and transformative message for today’s times: How anyone, anywhere, can expand their influence and deliver measurably better results.
Appointed President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company in 2001, he is the 11th leader in this iconic company’s 140-year history. Under Doug’s leadership, Campbell has reversed a precipitous decline in market value and employee engagement — with many recognitions since, including the prestigious 2010 Catalyst Award.
A key driver is Campbell’s success model: Winning in the workplace, winning in the marketplace, and winning in the community and doing it all with integrity. Doug joined the company with 25 years of experience with three of the world’s top food companies — General Mills, Kraft, and Nabisco. A native of Chicago, he earned his B.A. degree from Northwestern and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management. Conant’s new book with co-author Mette Norgaard, available in May 2011, is TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (Jossey-Bass).
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We all found Doug’s words insightful and inspiring. He is an engaging and thoughtful speaker and his approach and advice regarding interpersonal skills and relationships in the workplace was immediately actionable and practical.
Doug Conant was the perfect keynote for our daylong conference with regional leaders from the business, civic and government sectors in Philadelphia. His down to earth style and lessons from his long and distinguished career as a business leader set the tone for a great day for our group. His remarks played to all members of our audience, not just business leaders and gave people easy to apply lessons for their own work. As one of our attendees noted, the way you could tell he made a difference was how often his remarks were brought back into the conversations we had throughout the day. Doug also was excellent in the unscripted portion of his segment, providing great responses to a wide array of challenging and thought-provoking questions. Thanks again for recommending Doug as our keynote speaker!