TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments [NOOK Book]

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A fresh, effective, and enduring way to lead—starting with your next interaction

Most leaders feel the inevitable interruptions in their jam-packed days are troublesome. But in TouchPoints, Conant and Norgaard argue that these—and every point of contact with other people—are overlooked opportunities for leaders to increase their impact and promote their organization's strategy and values. Through previously untold stories from Conant's tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company and ...

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TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

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Overview

A fresh, effective, and enduring way to lead—starting with your next interaction

Most leaders feel the inevitable interruptions in their jam-packed days are troublesome. But in TouchPoints, Conant and Norgaard argue that these—and every point of contact with other people—are overlooked opportunities for leaders to increase their impact and promote their organization's strategy and values. Through previously untold stories from Conant's tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company and Norgaard's vast consulting experience, the authors show that a leader's impact and legacy are built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time. The good news is that anyone can develop "TouchPoint" mastery by focusing on three essential components: head, heart, and hands.

TouchPoints speaks to the theory and craft of leadership, promoting a balanced presence of rational, authentic, active, and wise leadership practices. Leadership mastery in the smallest and otherwise ordinary moments can transform aimless activity in individuals and entropy in organizations into focused energy—one magical moment at a time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118075548
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #169
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 343,211
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas Conant is president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Under his leadership, Campbell reversed a precipitous decline in market value and employee engagement, improving its financial profile, enhancing its diversity and inclusion practices and raising its corporate social responsibility profile. Previously Conant held management positions at Kraft and General Mills, and was president of the Nabisco Foods Company.

Mette Norgaard is an expert on strategic leadership and learning. She advises executive teams around the world on how to create distinct learning solutions that advance their companies' strategies. She has worked with senior-level leaders from Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, GE Capital, Nucor Corp., Estée Lauder, Harley-Davidson, the U.S. Navy, and Pfizer. Previously Norgaard was a consultant for FranklinCovey Co.

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Table of Contents

Editor's Note xvii

Foreword xxi

Preface xxv

1 THE POWER OF TOUCHPOINTS: THE ACTION IS IN THE INTERACTION 1

2 THE COMMITMENT TO MASTERY: THE CHOICE IS YOURS 25

3 USE YOUR HEAD: THE COMMITMENT TO INQUIRY 47

4 USE YOUR HEART: THE COMMITMENT TO REFLECTION 73

5 USE YOUR HANDS: THE COMMITMENT TO PRACTICE 95

6 MASTERING THE TOUCH: HOW CAN I HELP? 123

CODA 149

Recommended Reading 151

Acknowledgments 153

About the Authors 157

Index 161

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    TouchPoints

    You can become a great leader if you take to heart the message and the methods of Campbell Soup Company president and CEO Douglas Conant and executive management training consultant Mette Norgaard. They describe an innovative leadership model based on making the most of ¿TouchPoints,¿ those seemingly innocuous but quite powerful interpersonal events that pepper the daily lives of corporate leaders. Many executives resent ¿pesky¿ interruptions, but the authors reframe them as golden opportunities for leaders to move their strategic agendas forward via personal connections with their employees. Conant and Norgaard based their approach on the philosophy of ¿leading in the moment¿ that Conant developed and used to turn Campbell¿s around when it was distressed. getAbstract recommends their book to executives seeking a workable model for creating and honing a personal leadership style.

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