A CEO's Masterclass in Finding Value in Others

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Doug Conant

How do you build beneficial and enduring relationships? Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup Company, New York Times bestselling author, and social media influencer with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies, would tell you to find the positive value in the other person, which he has done his entire life. In this CareerCast, Doug shared his insights, empowering spirit, and determination to express the value he finds in others that have helped him develop lasting and value-creating relationships all over the world.

Aired May 19, 2023

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. 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 Conant Leadership—a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century. Today, Doug, among his other board commitments, also serves as Chairman of CECP and as Chairman of the Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance. Learn more about Doug here.

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White (2019)

The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman (2019)

Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus (2018)

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant (2014)

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki (2012)

TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments by Douglas Conant and Mette Norgaard (2011)

It’s Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business by Bob Burg and John David Mann (2011)

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