As leaders, I find most of us constantly seeking out tools to reach our goals. If you lead a business or manage team members, I highly commend this succinct, content-rich article for your leadership development.

Growing out of his years as President/CEO of Campbell Soup Company, Douglas Conant shares some concrete practices which contributed to achieving individual and organizational goals at Campbell Soup:

1.            Collaboratively develop the WHAT and the HOW

2.            Declare yourself … and live by your commitments

3.            Respect autonomy

4.            Be consistent

5.            Remain adaptable

Simple-sounding statements; not as easy to implement – consistently. I intend to ask my team how I’m doing in these areas.

In what areas do you shine?

Where are your growth areas?

How do you plan to work at these areas in which you’d like to stretch?

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Final Note: Drawing on my own experiences, these practices also apply if you are a parent, coach, teacher, or youth group leader. (Caution: not advisable counsel for children under the age of 2.)

Sally Derstine

Sally Derstine

Managing Partner, Senior Family Business Advisor

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