Douglas Conant || Authentic Leadership

December 24, 2020

“Your life story is your leadership story.” – Douglas Conant

Today it’s great to have Doug Conant on the podcast. Conant is the CEO and founder of Conant Leadership, a mission driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works. He served as the CEO of Campbell Soup for 10 years and is also the former president of Nabisco and former chairman of Avon. He’s a New York Times bestselling author and his new book is called The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights.


[02:14] Doug Conant’s early struggles in his career

[04:19] Turning inwards to unlock your potential in life

[07:11] Merging “work self” with “real self” into one cohesive identity

[11:15] Improve leadership in real time

[14:45] Overview of The Blueprint and its 6 Practical Steps

[21:31] The practice of declaring yourself to build productive relationships

[25:12] More candor is better than less

[26:41] Your life story is your leadership story

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