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 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.
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What Leaders Are Saying
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.
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.’
Chairman, Malkin Securities Corp
ConantLeadership is providing essential leadership in mobilizing corporate support for societal improvement and social betterment.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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