An extremely thought provoking and inspirational article that many managers will identify with, which is based on a leadership career spanning 40 years of experience. A simple diagnostic tool based on 5 questions has led to the Conant leadership model or flywheel that provides continuous improvement through regular reflection.
Some really insightful quotes and observations which is coupled with a useful diagnostic model and a strong emphasis on self-learning. The model offers real hope for any manager that wants to improve and develop their leadership capabilities and embark on a leadership journey of adventure.
‘Leadership is more than a job it’s a craft’
‘By looking inwards first, you can begin to make a real difference in the world around you’
Collecting the award on behalf of Douglas was Professor Julie Jomeen, Interim Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull and The Beech Centre’s newly appointed Research Champion.
Douglas R. Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. He is Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, Former CEO of Campbell Soup Company, Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University, Chairman of CECP, and Former Chairman of Avon Products. Doug was named a Top Thought Leader in Trust for 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Trust Across America, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc. Magazine, a Top 15 Global Leadership Guru, a Leader to Watch by the American Management Association, and a Top 50 Leadership Innovator Changing the Way We Lead. Join the leadership conversation by tweeting Doug at @DougConant or connecting with him on Facebook and LinkedIn.