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    Published on April 26, 2017

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    • HBS: Courage: The Defining Characteristic of Great Leaders

      Published on April 24, 2017

      Courageous leaders inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies on the front lines of societal change. Bill George explains why there aren't more of them.

    • Should the Wells Fargo Board Be Reelected to Continue Turnaround?

      Published on April 21, 2017

      Next Tuesday, April 25 is a fateful day for the board of directors of Wells Fargo. That’s the date set for the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Due to recommendations to vote against most of Wells’ board members by two shareholder advisory services – ISS and Glass Lewis – shareholders will have to decide whether to support the Wells Fargo board in its efforts to overcome fraudulent actions in its community banking division, or to reject their reelection.

    • CNBC: Oscar Munoz Keeps Digging the Hole Deeper

      Published on April 11, 2017

      Bill George, former Medtronic CEO, discusses the backlash against United and CEO Oscar Munoz following the incident with the removal of a passenger that went viral.

    • Battle for the Soul of Capitalism: Part II

      Published on April 6, 2017

      As it promised in February when it rejected Kraft-Heinz’s hostile takeover bid, Unilever today announced a vigorous program of enhancing its long-term shareholder value with a series of aggressive restructuring moves.

    • CNBC: The Trump CEO Playbook

      Published on April 5, 2017

      Heidi Messer, Collective[i] CEO, and Bill George, former Medtronic CEO, discuss the town hall meeting at the White House for CEOs and the administration's relationships with business.

    • Fortune: President Trump Shouldn’t Trust Paul Ryan With U.S. Tax Reform

      Published on March 31, 2017

      There is a stark lesson to be learned from last week’s dramatic collapse of the American Health Care Act, as created by House Speaker Paul Ryan and backed by President Trump. To make massive changes in a democratic society, you need a bipartisan approach that benefits the vast majority of Americans, not the kind of ideological scheme created by Ryan and his Republican colleagues.

    • CNBC: The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism Explained in One Hostile Takeover Bid

      Published on March 24, 2017

      Last month's quickly aborted bid by Kraft Heinz (KHC) to take over Unilever brought into sharp relief the ongoing war between two different philosophies of capitalism. On one side Unilever CEO Paul Polman champions sustainable growth in earnings to raise long-term shareholder value. On the other side KHC and its Brazilian owner 3G advocate maximizing short-term earnings to increase near-term valuation.

    • CNBC: If AHCA Bill Passes, It Will Be Negative for Hospital Stocks

      Published on March 23, 2017

      Watch Bill discuss the House vote on the GOP's Affordable Healthcare Act.

    • CNBC: GOP Plan Puts the Whole Insurance Market At Risk

      Published on March 7, 2017

      CNBC Contributors Bill George, former Medtronic CEO, and Jared Bernstein, chief economist & economic policy advisor to Vice President Biden, discuss Rep. Brady and Rep. Walden...

    • CNBC: Economic Growth Can Only Cure Some Of Our Budget Problems: Pro

      Published on March 1, 2017

      Bill George, former Medtronic chairman & CEO, and Jim Nussle, Credit Union National Association president & CEO and former OMB director, discuss the president's views on growth.

    • A Strategy For Steady Leadership in an Unsteady World

      Published on February 14, 2017

      Management is tough enough in normal times. But what are leaders to do when their companies are buffetted by global uncertainty? Bill Georgeexplains charting a course True North.

    • CNBC: Japanese PM Abe Key Partner for US

      Published on February 10, 2017

      Bill George, former Medtronic CEO, discusses the importance of relations with Japan. Amb. Alan Wolff, former deputy U.S. Trade Representative, weighs in.

    • CNBC: Risky For CEOs to Take Political Stances

      Published on February 9, 2017

      Watch Bill discuss how CEOs are getting involved in political conversation in the wake of Trump's presidency.

    • Fortune: Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Will Give China a Big Edge Over America

      Published on January 27, 2017

      The world turned upside-down last week when, within just seven days, the United States and China each reversed a posture they held for the past 70 years. In his inaugural address, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his newest slogan, “America First,” which effectively withdraws the nation from its global leadership role. Meanwhile, China is stepping up as the new leader of world economic order as President Xi Jinping accelerates China’s efforts to do business with the world, albeit one where it writes the rules to its own benefit. The consequences of these sudden changes will be profound and far-reaching with uncertain outcomes.

    • CNBC: Bill George: Good Politics, Bad Economics

      Published on January 24, 2017

      Discussing the Trump policy ideas around trade and taxation, with Bill George, CNBC contributor and former Medtronic chairman & CEO, and Gary Hufbauer, former U.S. Treasury deputy assistant secretary for international trade.

    • NY Times: Call to Create Jobs, or Else, Tests Trump's Sway

      Published on January 24, 2017

      President Trump summoned the titans of American business to the White House on Monday for what was billed as a “listening session,” but it was the new president who delivered the loudest message: Bring back domestic manufacturing jobs, or face punishing tariffs and other penalties.

    • The Wall Street Journal: CEOs Savor New Status in Trump's Washington

      Published on January 24, 2017

      Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t yet a week old, but he has made it clear that business leaders matter in his White House—and chief executives say it’s about time.

    • Fortune: Here’s What Trump Doesn’t Get About American Manufacturing

      Published on January 14, 2017

      If the Roman emperors ruled by edict, President-elect Donald Trump appears poised to rule by tweet. Even before taking office, Trump has discovered he can move the world’s largest global corporations with simple, 140-character tweets. And though his aggressive approach is winning politically, good politics doesn’t necessarily mean good economics.

    • CNBC: Trump Will Take Credit For Every Job Creation Opportunity

      Published on December 29, 2016

      Bill George, CNBC Contributor and former Medtronic chairman, discusses the news that President-elect Donald Trump is taking credit for creating 8,000 jobs in the U.S.

    • Boston Globe: Business Leaders Are Anxious To Avoid An Angry Call From The President-Elect

      Published on December 19, 2016

      Bill George knows all about pressure from big government. When he was chief executive of medical device giant Medtronic Inc. in the 1990s, he decided to close a plant in France and move jobs to more cost-efficient sites in eastern Europe. He was promptly told by French political leaders that he would have to continue paying wages to idled workers in France for a year. It hurt, but that�s the price he had to pay.

    • Serenity

      Published on December 15, 2016

      The past year has been a painful one for many Americans. Our political differences have separated us into two camps, with angry and hostile words thrown at each other. Long before Election Day, it was clear that regardless of who won, the new President would face a deeply divided nation. Today, weeks after the election, many people are still focusing on the political scene, feeling angst over the latest Cabinet appointment.

    • MSNBC: Fmr. ExxonMobil board member: Tillerson is a patriot

      Published on December 13, 2016

      Former ExxonMobil board member, Bill George, joins MSNBCs Ali Velshi to share his experience working with Rex Tillerson at ExxonMobil.

    • NYT: Wary Corporate Chiefs Keep an Ear Tuned to Trumps Messages

      Published on December 11, 2016

      For all of Mr. Trumps theatrics, the fear in the executive suites of ending up in the cross-hairs of the president-elect is real, according to Bill George, a former chief executive of Medtronic, a large medical equipment maker based in Minneapolis with over $30 billion in global revenues.

    • CNBC: Bill George: Trump will be an 'activist president'

      Published on December 6, 2016

      Discussing President-elect Donald Trump's recent interventions in private enterprise with Bill George, Harvard Business School senior fellow and former Medtronic chairman.

    • CNBC: Trump's Changing Relationship with Business

      Published on December 2, 2016

      Fred Hassan, Warburg Pincus partner & managing director, and Bill George, Harvard Business School professor, weigh in on if President-elect Donald Trump will redefine the government's relationship with business and the Time Warner-AT&T deal.

    • CNBC: What Do Big Businesses Want Trump To Focus On?

      Published on November 18, 2016

      Steve Odland, Committee of Economic Development CEO, and Bill George, former Medtronic CEO, weigh in on what a Trump presidency means for big businesses. With Suzy Welch, LinkedIn contributing editor.

    • CNBC: The Working Persons 'Cry From The Heart'

      Published on November 17, 2016

      The media has explained the election by creating narratives of the two wealthy New Yorkers who had contrasting beliefs on government, race and gender.

    • CNBC: New war on drugs: Pharma becoming 'uninvestable'?

      Published on November 7, 2016

      Bill George, Harvard Business School Professor and former Medtronic Chairman and CEO weighs in on the new war on drugs.

    • CNBC: Bill George How This Election Will Affect Businesses

      Published on November 7, 2016

      Watch Bill cover policies affected by the election this November.

    • Inc.: 5 Must-Read Books That Are Required Reading at Harvard Business School

      Published on October 20, 2016

      Who better to ask what it really takes to steer an organization than 125 of the world's top leaders? In True North, former Medtronic CEO Bill George mines the best leadership minds and boils down their wisdom into five steps to authentic leadership.

    • Fortune: How Wells Fargo Could Have Saved Its Hard-Earned Reputation

      Published on October 13, 2016

      With Wells Fargos flagrant mishandling of its fraudulent account crisisand the ensuing retirement of CEO John Stumpfwe can add one more name to the list of major companies that have severely damaged their reputations by mishandling crisis situations.

    • CNBC: Bill George on Stumpf's Wells Fargo Resignation

      Published on October 13, 2016

      Watch Bill George discuss Stumpf's resignation from Wells Fargo on CNBC - Squawk on the Street.

    • CNBC: Squawk on the Street Samsung's Recall Nightmare

      Published on October 12, 2016

      Watch my appearance on CNBC's Squawk on the Street where I will discuss the latest Samsung news.

    • Nightly Business Report: Bill George Discusses Samsung

      Published on October 11, 2016

      Bill George discusses the latest Samsung news on Nightly Business Report.

    • CNBC: Bill George On Drug Pricing: I Want A Market-Based Solution

      Published on September 27, 2016

      Bill George, CNBC Contributor and former Medtronic CEO, discusses Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's testimony to Congress over EpiPen pricing.

    • CNBC: Bill George: Don't Know A Company That Will Bring Back Jobs Like Trump Wants

      Published on September 27, 2016

      Bill George, CNBC Contributor and former Medtronic CEO, discusses the trade and workforce arguments presented at the first presidential debate.

    • Fortune: Why CEOs Need to Make a Better Case for Free Trade

      Published on September 7, 2016

      With the presidential election looming, this much is clear: Populism is the big winner in 2016, and Americas global businesses may be the biggest loser.

    • CNBC: Bill George on Mylan CEO: Showed Very Little Empathy for Consumer

      Published on September 21, 2016

      Bill George, Harvard Business School Senior Fellow and Former Medtronic Chairman, weighs in on Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's upcoming testimony on Capitol Hill over the EpiPen pricing...

    • CNBC: Mylan CEO's Testimony was a Huge Blow to the Entire Pharma Industry

      Published on September 27, 2016

      The disregard for children's health that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch demonstrated in her testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee directly harms consumers.

    • CNBC: Bill George: Bresch Should Commit to No Further Price Increases

      Published on August 25, 2016

      CNBC Contributor Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic, and Darnisha Harrison, Ennaid Therapeutics CEO, discuss the controversy surrounding Mylan's pricing of the EpiPen.

    • Why I Am Endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

      Published on July 30, 2016

      Many of my most thoughtful colleagues still seem torn about the upcoming presidential election. They are disgusted and frightened by Donald Trump, but uncomfortable with Hillary Clinton. However, I find myself in a very different place.

    • HBS: The Truth About Authentic Leaders

      Published on July 6, 2016

      Is "Be yourself" terrible advice for a leader? Bill George, the creator of the "authentic leadership" approach to management, answers critics and outlines the path for executives to be more effective.

    • Lessons Learned from USs Soccer Run in Copa America

      Published on June 28, 2016

      The US Mens Soccer Team had a great run to the semi-finals in the just-concluded Copa America Centenario. This was the 100th anniversary of this tourney usually reserved for South American teams only, and played in the US for the first time ever. While it was disappointing to get clobbered by Argentina, the overall team performance bodes well for the future.

    • CNBC: Attracting Talent; Brexit & Banks

      Published on June 20, 2016

      Bill George, Harvard Business School, discusses what it really takes to get and keep top talent in your organization. And what impact could Brexit have on banks.

    • MARKETPLACE: Former CEO Weighs in on Shareholder Value

      Published on June 17, 2016

      In our series "The Price of Profits," we're exploring corporations. What are they for? Whom are they for? And how that impacts the economy and you. Bill George is the senior fellow at the Harvard Business School and the former CEO of Medtronic. During his time as CEO, George took a long-term approach to growing Medtronic into a booming business. He spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about shareholder value and the problems with short-term thinking.

    • FORTUNE: One of the Best Ways To Become a Top Performing Company

      Published on June 13, 2016

      Diverse, welcoming companies perform better than their more homogeneous competitors. Want to become a top performing company? Create a diverse leadership team that reflects the diversity of the customers you serve, and ensure that everyone on your team feels fully included as a vital member.

    • CNBC: Big Automakers vs. Disruptors

      Published on June 2, 2016

      Discussing management issues in the auto sector with Suzy Welch, "Winning" co-author; Paul Argenti, Dartmouth professor; Jeff Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management; and Bill George, Harvard Business School.

    • University of St. Thomas: The Forum on Workplace Inclusion - Day 3 Keynote

      Published on May 25, 2016

      The Forum was thrilled to have Bill George as our closing speaker on Day 3. Former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School, and author of Discover Your True North, Bill discusses finding your own True North the internal compass that sets one on a path toward their fullest potential as a leader.

    • StarTribune: Dr. Glen Nelson was Minnesota's medical pioneer

      Published on May 23, 2016

      With Dr. Glen Nelson's death this month, Minnesota lost a giant who led the building of our health care system for the past 40 years, making health care more effective, accessible, and efficient for everyone. 

    • Inquirer.net: Authentic Leadership

      Published on May 16, 2016

      From the time of the Greek philosophers, to the time of Shakespeare, and until Bill George wrote his book in 2003, people have been amazed at how authenticity became a revered trait of great leaders. In Shakespeares Hamlet, Polonius said, To thy own self be true.

    • Meet Health Care's Major Spoilers: Theranos, Valeant, and Turing Pharmaceuticals

      Published on May 10, 2016

      Health care companies face challenging times as they adapt to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while still delivering for customers and shareholders. Most companies have navigated these fast-changing times well. But three bad actors former Turing CEO Martin Shkreli, former Valeant CEO Michael Pearson, and Theranos Elizabeth Holmes threaten to drag down the legitimate companies.

    • CNBC: Bill George Discusses Tim Cook's Credibility

      Published on April 27, 2016

      CNBC Contributor Bill George, Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School and Fmr. Medtronic Chairman, and Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate... View the original video on CNBC.

    • Fortune: Whats Your Life Goal? Success or Significance?

      Published on April 27, 2016

      Earning money and having power over others are easy ways to gauge success. But they’re also limited.

    • CNBC: Bill George on VW: This is the price you pay

      Published on April 20, 2016

      Bill George, CNBC Contributor and former Medtronic Chairman & CEO, discusses Volkswagen's compensation agreement with the U.S. government over the diesel emissions scandal.

    • CNBC: Bill George's tax code solutions

      Published on April 14, 2016

      Discussing the problems with corporate tax inversions, with Bill George, former Medtronic CEO, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

    • CNBC: Theranos Under Fire

      Published on April 14, 2016

      After the WSJ reported regulators are considering banning Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes from owning or running any labs for at least two years, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School Management; Bill George, Harvard Business School; and Les Funtleyder, ESquared portfolio manager, discuss Theranos.

    • CNBC: The War On Business

      Published on April 7, 2016

      Discussing making America more competitive, as well as the presidential candidates, with Former Medtronic CEO Bill George and Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. Chairman and CEO.

    • CNBC: Bill George on Iger succession: I'm perplexed

      Published on April 5, 2016

      Bill George, CNBC Contributor, Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School and former Medtronic Chairman, discusses Disney's succession plan shakeup.

    • Fortune: The Leadership Quality that Truly Separates Disney's Bob Iger From his Peers

      Published on April 4, 2016

      Iger isn’t the only leader at Disney inspiring creativity. Disney subsidiary Pixar has two of the world’s finest innovation leaders in Ed Catmull and John Lasseter. Thanks to their leadership, Pixar has created the 12 most successful animated films of all time, including the 2016 Oscar winner, “Inside Out.” After he was fired from Apple AAPL 1.03% , Steve Jobs bought controlling interest in Pixar, and he learned first-hand from Catmull and Lasseter how to lead innovators. This experience paved the way for Jobs’ string of successes when he returned to Apple in 1997.

    • Minnesota Public Radio: Kerri Miller Friday Roundtable

      Published on April 1, 2016

      MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with Bill George, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School, and Washington University law professor Adam Rosenzweig about corporate tax inversions and why the issue seems to have taken a timid foothold in this year's presidential election.

    • CNBC: Valeant needs a dramatic change

      Published on March 21, 2016

      Bill George, Harvard Business School professor, former Medtronic CEO and CNBC Contributor, weighs in on the Valeant Pharmaceuticals leadership change and gives his pick for who should replace Michael Pearson as CEO.

    • Fortune: The Massive Difference between Negative and Positive Leadership

      Published on March 21, 2016

      Much that is written about leaders these days seems to be negative: they are incompetent, arrogant, unethical, greedy, the list goes on and on. Weak leaders focus on all the things that are going wrong. Great ones bring out the best in us.

    • BBC: Can the my way or the highway attitude be coached out of the boss? Maybe so.

      Published on March 14, 2016

      Theyre know-it-alls and braggarts. They rule with an iron fist. Its their way, their idea, their direction or nothing at all. No doubt weve all encountered a dictator boss, or one with so little humility, were really not sure they had any to begin with. Is there any way to tame these characters at the office? Its a topic several LinkedIn Influencers weighed in on this week. Heres what two of them had to say.

    • CNBC: Time for a shake-up at United Airlines

      Published on March 10, 2016

      During the past year I have been a consistent critic of activist investors seeking to take over or influence well-run companies including Apple, PepsiCo, Amgen, DuPont, Dow, eBay and Allergan. However, I have supported activists who have challenged moribund management teams backed by complacent boards of directors.

    • Fortune: Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

      Published on February 18, 2016

      Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Many activist investors have damaged that faith. The media heaped adulation on activist investors. Bill Ackman graced the cover of Forbes with the moniker Baby Buffett. Nelson Peltz headlined big conferences. This article was originally published to Fortune.com on 2/18/16.

    • CNBC: Twitter is in 'very deep trouble': Pro

      Published on January 25, 2016

      William George, Sr. Fellow at Harvard Business School and Former Medtronic CEO, weighs in on the latest action coming from Twitter and their business strategies. This article was originally posted toCNBC.comon 01/25/16

    • CNBC: What CEOs Need to Ensure Companies' Success

      Published on January 21, 2016

      Former Medtronic CEO and CNBC Contributor Bill George says CEOs need to be adaptable in times of uncertainty and investors should place their bets based on company leadership.

    • DavidBurkus.com: 0703 | Becoming an Authentic Leader with Bill George

      Published on January 20, 2016

      Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He is the author of the new book, Discover Your True North, an updated version of his bestseller True North. In this interview, we discuss how to become an authentic leader.

    • America is in the Middle of a Philanthropic Revolution

      Published on January 18, 2016

      Americas philanthropists arent waiting any longer for politicians or businesses to solve the worlds most pressing problems. They are committing massive amounts of their own money to solve the most difficult challenges in health, education, job creation, and the environment.

    • Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Published on January 16, 2016

      Bill George, a senior fellow at Harvard Business School and an expert on leadership, took time ahead of the holiday to reflect on Dr. Kings lasting legacy and to discuss his case Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Young Minister Confronts the Challenges of Montgomery.

    • Recognizing the Dangers of Groupthink

      Published on January 4, 2016

      In the classic Hans Christian Andersen story, everyone tells the Emperor what he wants to hear that his new clothes are beautiful. No one wants to anger the Emperor, so they wont tell him hes wearing nothing. It isnt until a child names the truth that the Emperor learns hes been fooled by the weavers who were supposed to make him a special set of clothes.

    • Attune: The Role of Focus in Authentic Leadership

      Published on January 4, 2016

      Reading glasses work well when youre reading a book, but dont try to drive across town wearing them. To do that, you need glasses that can change focus. The same is true with leadership. You need a different kind of focus to manage yourself, others, and the greater systems around you.

    • Coaching For Leaders: Episode 225

      Published on January 4, 2016

      On todays show, we learn how to discover your True North with Bill George, one of Americas most seasoned business leaders. Bill is a senior fellow at Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the worlds leading medical technology company.

    • Fortune: Dow-DuPont Raises Even More Concerns America Is Abandoning Corporate Research

      Published on December 14, 2015

      Unfortunately, thats the very nature of research: despite efforts to accelerate innovation, basic research takes as long as ever because of the thoroughness, rigorous testing, and extended time required for commercialization. Consider the human genome. It was first sequenced during Bill Clintons presidency. Fifteen years later, biopharma companies are still working on early applications.

    • Delta Sky Mag: Leading Through Giving

      Published on December 16, 2015

      From a young age I have understood the importance of giving. My father and mother instilled in me the practice of giving tithes, and I have stuck with that practice my entire life. Both of my parents were very involved in giving back from local charities and organizations to the United Way and Rotary Club.

    • Omaha.com: Understanding personal stories that matter not just the facts of your life can help you succeed

      Published on December 14, 2015

      If you work in corporate America, you probably have a polished and well-rehearsed story you tell about yourself. Maybe its not Oprah Winfreys rags-to-riches tale; indeed, it may not seem to you like much of a story at all. But if youve written your LinkedIn profile or rehearsed an elevator pitch, you have at least begun to shape your experiences and attributes into story form.

    • Becoming a More Authentic Leader

      Published on December 14, 2015

      Now, more so than ever before, leaders MUST be authentic. It is becoming increasingly easier for people (especially millennials) to identify who is an authentic leader and who isn't. Make sure you know how to lead those who follow you, genuinely.

    • You Won't Make It If You Fake It

      Published on December 8, 2015

      Faking it is the antithesis of authentic leadership. Following this advice is the most likely path to failure as a leader. You cannot act like a leader until you go through the hard steps of developing yourself from within.

    • 5 Ways to Develop Emotionally Intelligent Behavior

      Published on December 7, 2015

      An emotionally intelligent leader can monitor his or her moods through self-awareness, change them for the better through self-management, understand their impact through empathy, and act in ways that boost others moods through relationship management.

    • Faith & Leadership: Leaders must develop the qualities of the heart

      Published on December 4, 2015

      What people are looking for is someone who is real and authentic. People know who is authentic or not

    • Observer Culture: Warren Bennis Led by Example

      Published on December 2, 2015

      Warren Bennis was one of the great pioneers in the field of leadership. Small in physical stature, he was a giant in his intellect, his heart, and his spirit. Just as Peter Drucker was the father of management, Warren was the father of leadership.

    • Huffington Post: Vulnerability is Power

      Published on November 25, 2015

      Imagine a moment when you felt fully comfortable with others. You weren't guarding what you said. You weren't monitoring how others perceived you. And you shared life stories you rarely do.

    • Toronto Globe and Mail: Staying grounded is key to balancing life and leadership

      Published on November 24, 2015

      Successful leaders live complex and demanding lives. As the frequency of communication has intensified, the pace of business has increased.

    • FastCompany.com: What Does Authenticity Really Mean?

      Published on November 20, 2015

      Authenticity is a hot word in leadership discussions. The modern workplace is more informal and less hierarchical than in the past. Command-and-control management doesnt fly withpeople hired for their creative brainpower. They want leaders who inspire them, and give them reasons for working beyond a paycheck.

    • Meditate This: Podcast - The "CEO"of Mindful Leadership

      Published on November 19, 2015

      Sure, he was the CEO of Medtronic and a senior executive at Honeywell and Litton Industries. And sure he sits on the Board of Directors for Exxon Mobil, the Mayo Clinic, and Goldman Sachs. And yes, he's a professor of Management Practice and a Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics at Harvard Business School. But Bill George is no central casting idea of a "businessman."

    • TotalPicture Radio: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence, Diverse Leadership Teams, and Empowering People

      Published on November 19, 2015

      Don't expect the same Q&A with Bill George on other podcast interviews. We don't go by the talking points provided by the publisher. True North, originally based on first-person interviews with 125 leaders, became a must-read business classic when it was first introduced in 2007. Today, authenticity has become a key issue in the C-Suite, boardroom, in HR and recruiting initiatives, corporate communications, marketing campaigns, and of course, politics.

    • ManagerMojo: What is Your True North?

      Published on November 17, 2015

      The leaders of yester-year cant be the leaders of today with the evolutionary and revolutionary move from the Me generation to the We generation. While todays young leaders desire collaboration, transparency and engagement they thrive on working in a world of diversity and technology. They are inspired and excited to commit to causes and efforts greater than themselves.

    • 3 Lessons From One Of America's Great Culture Builders

      Published on November 16, 2015

      After building an extraordinary culture at Medtronic, George published his findings on the habits of Great business leadership in the 2007 book True North, which detailed how value-centered companies always outperform profit-centered organizations. Without question, it is one of the greatest reads on this subject.

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