In a time of unprecedented uncertainty in the business landscape, strategic leadership is more critical than ever. The ability to think strategically and navigate change effectively is key to creating a sustainable organization — yet true strategic thinking and planning skills are a rarity among most executives. In fact, according to Chief Executive Magazine, seven out of 10 leaders are not strategic.
Being President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, an iconic Fortune 500 company, is a dream come true. It’s a dream that started to simmer in my childhood, when my father, Dennis Sullivan, shared many lasting lessons about business with me and my three sisters.
It happens all the time. We get to the supermarket checkout and there is the option to donate a percentage of our purchase to help children with cancer or fund reforestation projects. The store clerk asks us if we want to donate.