Joined in studio today by Todd Putman, who stops by to discuss his latest book: Be More: Find Your Truth, Tell Your Story, And Get What You Want Out of Live! You can learn more about the book here!
Discussion Guide with our chat with Todd Putman:
1. One of the key themes of your book is that few people can answer one, simple question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Why is that so tough to answer? If we don’t know by now, is it too late?
2. You argue that the common advice to “follow your passion” isn’t nearly as simple as it sounds. Why is that the case?
3. You argue that although people know they want “more” they don’t really know their goals. How do you help people identify their goals?
4. How can leaders inspire their teams to “be more” and, in turn, be inspired to be better at their own job or with their responsibilities?
5.The book takes a “gloves-off” approach to assessing your life, dreams, and desires. Why do many people have a hard time taking an honest look at themselves?
About Todd Putman:
A consumer strategist at heart and advocate for mission-driven organizations and individuals that create value while delivering societal benefit, Todd Putman serves as General Manager for the Garden Fresh strategic business unit within the new Campbell Fresh division of the Campbell Soup Company. Todd leads the retail fresh soup business and the recently-acquired Garden Fresh Gourmet. The #1 branded refrigerated salsa in the United States, the Garden Fresh Gourmet acquisition represents the reshaping of Campbell’s portfolio toward the fast-growing packaged fresh and organic food categories.
Previously, Todd was the Chief Commercial Officer of Bolthouse Farms, where his duties included sales, consumer and customer marketing, innovation, and research & development.
Todd earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, and now chairs the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Council. His other board affiliations include The Public Good Projects in New York. He was formerly on the board of Sahale Snacks, which was acquired by the J.M. Smucker’s Company. Todd is passionately committed to empowering people to accomplish their goals and realize their individual potential. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel, and two children.
You can find Todd Putman’s book here:
He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist.
Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.