Leadership That Works.

ConantLeadership is a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century.
  • Over 45 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies
  • Helping leaders of all walks deliver superior performance with high-impact leadership development courses and content
  • Equipping leaders to improve their leadership profile in an authentic way

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Doug Conant

About Doug Conant

Douglas R. Conant is an internationally renowned business leader, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and social media influencer with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies.  He is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, a Top 15 Leadership Guru, and was twice-named a Top 100 Most Influential Author in the World. For the past 20 years of his leadership journey, he has honed his leadership craft at the most senior levels – first as President of the Nabisco Foods Company, then as CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and finally as Chairman of Avon Products. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership: a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century.

New LinkedIn Learning Course: Finding Your Leadership Purpose with Doug Conant

Join Doug Conant as he guides you, step-by-step, through the process of discovering and writing your own leadership purpose.

The Blueprint: Battle-Tested Leadership Training

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Doug Conant codified over 40 years of leadership experience into his 6-step Blueprint process for reflection and model-building that he himself used to transform his own leadership trajectory and deliver top-tier results in the global food industry. Using this same 6-step process, you will embark on a practical exploration of your own values, beliefs, and competencies. Click to get the first chapter free!

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The Blueprint Bootcamp

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Personal Mentorship

Access world-class leadership training from Doug Conant through personalized interaction and guidance.

Customized Leadership Model

Many leadership courses focus on teaching you how to lead like somebody else; this course teaches you how to lead like only you can and build a custom leadership model that fits you.


Meet other high-potential leaders from around the globe. To maximize the participant experience, we use a comprehensive matching process to create optimized, high-chemistry work groups.

Deliver Top-Tier Results in Your Industry

Using the Blueprint Process, you will embark on a practical exploration of your own values, beliefs, and competencies, and learn how to translate your Foundation into real world results.

Level Up Your Leadership

Take the first step towards fundamentally lifting the trajectory of your leadership. The BLUEPRINT Boot Camp will challenge and enlighten you as you explore thought-provoking questions and unearth career-altering insights, all in a convenient virtual setting.

Emerge from this boot camp armed with all the tools needed to continue to develop your leadership model throughout the course of your career.  An enlightening pre- and post-program curriculum of correspondence, interaction, reading, and collaborative group work provide an ongoing leadership learning experience like no other.

What Leaders Are Saying

Daryl Brewster

CEO, CECP; Former Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Doug Conant is truly one of the great leaders in American business. He understands the requirements of business as well as the motivations of people.

Sara Mathew

CEO & Chairman, Dun & Bradstreet Inc.

It’s not just what Doug does; it’s how he gets it done, and there is much to be learned by observing him and from his work on the subject of leadership. As leaders go, Doug is truly ‘one of a kind.’

Peter Malkin

Chairman, Malkin Securities Corp

ConantLeadership is providing essential leadership in mobilizing corporate support for societal improvement and social betterment.

Russ Eisenstat

Executive Director, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership

Doug is the living embodiment of the power of a great leader as teacher. He has an extraordinary capacity to share the lessons of his experience in a way that enlightens and inspires.

Jim Goldman

CEO & President, Godiva Chocolatier NV

Doug is a unique individual — a leader who leads with integrity, vision, and a passion for what is possible. He has touched the lives of many, establishing a legacy of extraordinary leadership

Dan Pink

Author, To Sell Is Human; Author, Drive

Doug Conant is a rare combination — someone who thinks like a leader and leads like a thinker. When he talks, not only does the C-suite listen, but they also take notes.

Kendall Crolius

President, G100 Next Generation Leadership

Douglas Conant’s keynote presentation and insights were of enormous value in preparing our members to assume the CEO role in their companies. He practices what he preaches.

Avid Modjtabai

Senior Executive Vice President, Consumer Lending, Wells Fargo

Doug’s leadership lessons around what it takes to achieve the best by building, training, and leading highly effective teams are very applicable to our work at Wells Fargo. Your keynote inspired us!

Stephen M.R. Covey

Author of The New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, The Speed of Trust

Touchpoints is a remarkable book that will forever change how we view the work of leadership

Tony Earley

Chairman & CEO, Pacific Gas & Electric

Doug, your presentation was a big hit! You weren’t just a consultant telling us what we should be doing. You had been in our chairs and saw first-hand what worked and what didn’t work.

Fred Hassan

Partner, Warburg Pincus; Former Chairman & CEO, Schering Plough Corp & Pharmacia

Doug stands out as a high performance CEO who is also a people builder. He demonstrates that one can get outstanding results while also being a good human being

The GaryVee Audio Experience!

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Campbell’s Finds the Soup for their Soul

In the penultimate episode of Teamistry’s third season, host Gabriela Cowperthwaite takes us behind the scenes to witness Campbell’s rebirth. We hear from the former CEO who led this mission, Douglas Conant, who explains how he translated “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” into a step-by-step framework to rebound employee morale and confidence.

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