About ConantLeadership

ConantLeadership is a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century.

Doug ConantWe were founded  in 2011 by Douglas R. Conant, an experienced Fortune 500 CEO with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. It is our promise to champion leadership that works in the 21st century. It is our pledge to empower you with the tools to influence people with honor. It is our passion to help you deliver superior performance with high-impact leadership practices.

Announcing 1 million dollars in philanthropic giving
ConantLeadership's Commitment to Philanthropic Giving

In service to our mission of championing leadership that works, ConantLeadership has surpassed 1 Million dollars in philanthropic giving.

Learn More

Our leadership premise:

The craft of leadership is the art and science of influencing others.  The 21st century is unfolding at an unprecedented pace with exponential complexity.  Mastering this craft in the new millennium demands an understanding of both enduring leadership principles and innovative, high-impact leadership practices for delivery of superior performance. We are dedicated to an evolved leadership approach that is:

  • Anchored in the 8 practice areas of the ConantLeadership Flywheel
  • Tough-minded on standards and tender-hearted with people
  • Devoted to the spirited pursuit of high performance
  • Focused on continuous improvement
  • Committed to creating value for all stakeholders
  • Vigilant about winning in the workplace to win in the marketplace
  • Steeped in the spirit of “How Can I Help?”
  • Humble, brave, and authentic

What Is Leadership?

Leadership is the art and science of influencing others in a specific direction. While this definition can apply to hierarchies, it is not limited to a hierarchical view of the world of work; it applies to collaborative work as well. Leadership is about influencing people in any direction – up, down, or sideways.

To influence people effectively and create an evolved leadership approach, you must first learn how to leverage enduring leadership principles: the basic building blocks. Once you’re better steeped in the fundamentals, you can more ably deploy innovative, high-impact leadership practices that capture the spirit of your own personal leadership Foundation. The more you ground yourself in these principles now, the more enduring your leadership legacy will be tomorrow.

There are ten key building blocks to “leadership that works” as advanced in Doug Conant’s WSJ bestselling book, THE BLUEPRINT.  Every leader we’ve observed or studied who produced sustainable results – no matter how wildly different their temperaments, beliefs, or skill sets – had some mixture of these elements in their approach. Likewise, no matter who you are, you will be well served by becoming more committed to these ten tenets. Although there are an infinite number of pillars that contribute to effective leadership, if you take care of these ten, everything else takes care of itself.

The 10 foundational tenets of “leadership that works

  1. High Performance
  2. Abundance
  3. Inspire Trust
  4. Purpose
  5. Courage
  6. Integrity
  7. Grow or Die Mindset
  8. Humility
  9. How Can I Help?
  10. Have Fun

To learn more about incorporating the ten tenets into your leadership today, download your free chapter of The Blueprint and jump into a transformational journey that can help you maximize your impact, get unstuck, and change your life. 

The journey is challenging and the demands are formidable, but when leaders are equipped with the tools for continuously improving their leadership profile in an authentic way — the level of fulfillment can be profound and abiding. It is our promise to help you live leadership that works in the here-and-now and to empower you to influence people with honor.

“Tremendous! A literal masterpiece on leadership.”
– Stephen M. R. Covey
Author of The Speed of Trust

The Blueprint

6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights

By Douglas Conant with Amy Federman

Upcoming Events

Dec 8, 2021
Vectrus Leadership Conference

Have Doug Speak at Your Event

Doug works collaboratively with event organizers to customize his material for each audience.