The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights

  • 8h 10m 18s
  • Amy Federman, Douglas R. Conant
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2020

Becoming an effective leader who lifts your organization to new heights may seem challenging, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. Strong leadership is rooted in basic principles. Although the specific nature of the organizations you may work for throughout your career will vary on a case-by-case basis, the essential steps you must take to lead with skill will remain constant.

The Blueprint explains what those steps are. More importantly, it demonstrates how we can take them in our own careers and lives.

Author Douglas Conant is particularly well-qualified to teach these lessons. He’s served in leadership roles at such major companies as the Nabisco Foods Company, Campbell Soup Company, and Avon Products. As founder of ConantLeadership, he helps other experts share their own leadership insights. However, Conant wasn’t always this successful. In 1984, before achieving such heights, he lost his job without warning and almost no explanation.

However, Conant did not allow this experience to discourage him for very long. Instead, he turned it into an opportunity. He used this period in his life to seriously examine what factors had prevented him from achieving his dreams and fully realizing his personal vision for himself. By studying the craft of leadership and reflecting on his own achievements, Conant revolutionized his approach to leading organizations. The result was a dramatic shift in his career that propelled him to greater success, joy, and overall fulfillment than he had ever experienced before.

In this Audiobook

  • Your Foundation is Everything
  • Your Life Story is Your Leadership Story
  • Step 1: Envision: The Power of Intention and Purpose
  • Step 2: Reflect: Dig Deep
  • Step 3: Study: Lay Your Groundwork
  • Step 4: Plan: Design Your Leadership Model
  • Step 5: Practice: Build Your Leadership Profile
  • Step 6: Improve: Reinforce Your Foundation
  • Putting it All Together: Your Five-Day Action Plan
  • Leadership That Works: It's All about the People
  • High Performance
  • Abundance
  • Inspire Trust
  • Purpose
  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • The “Grow or Die” Mindset
  • Humility
  • How Can I Help?
  • Have Fun
  • Stay True to Yourself