Leadership Culture

Leaders aren't defined by their position; they are defined by their heart, their actions and their thinking. At Cargill, leadership is at every level — from executives to interns, and from sales managers to production workers. We’ve identified key capabilities and qualities that we look for and expect in all employees. Developing and sustaining these characteristics is critical to individual successes, and the success of the Cargill organization. We call it the heart of leadership.

Cargill's Heart of Leadership


It’s important for leaders to be honest, trustworthy, and if they make a mistake, which we all do, they’re the first to admit it.


With leadership also comes a strong vision that inspires others to rally around them and take action.


Our leaders are risk-takers. They face adversity with courage, challenge the status quo and champion new viewpoints.