Episode 123: Elevating the Standard of Social Justice w/ Arnold Donald

Aaron Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, on the Something Extra Podcast

In the words of Carnival Cruise Lines CEO, Arnold Donald, “What can you as an individual do this week to elevate social justice and the standard of it for other human beings? If we all could collectively do this, we would have a better world.” This is just a glimpse of the wonderful time we had with Arnold in our recent episode. Wait no longer to listen!

Bio: Arnold Donald has been president & chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, since July 2013. Prior to that, he served on the board for 12 years. He currently serves on the board of Bank of America Corporation and Crown Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Donald spent more than 20 years at Monsanto Company as corporate senior vice-president, president of the consumer and nutrition sector, and president of the agricultural sector. Following Monsanto, Mr. Donald was chairman of Merisant Company, which manufactures leading global sweetener brands Equal and Canderel.

Immediately prior to Carnival Corporation, Mr. Donald was president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, a professional network and leadership forum for African-American executives of Fortune 500 companies, and president and CEO of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the world’s largest charitable funder of diabetes research.

Arnolds’s Something Extra: Every leader needs to listen because the world will reveal itself to you. A leader has to hear their so-called followers what their needs, aspirations, and wants are. Connect with people at that fundamental level of what they’re interested in  and marry that with the task that you have been set out on to make a home run. That’s the magic.

Links and Mentions: 
Carnival Corporation

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Daniel Williams, Recording Engineer