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  • Medtronic CEO finds head for business starts with heart

    May 18, 2012

    Bill George has turned Medtronic into a medical powerhouse and Minnesota's most valuable public company, but he has learned that the most valuable things can't be measured by sixteenths of a point.

  • Greatest Generation is Passing Local Leadership Torch

    Apr 16, 2012

    In recent weeks three of the Twin Cities' greatest business and civic leaders, all part of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation," have passed from the scene. This trio includes Edson Spencer, who built Honeywell into a great global corporation; John Cowles, leader of Cowles Media and the Star Tribune, and John Morrison, who led Norwest Corp. (now Wells Fargo) into the modern banking era. 

  • Business Skills and Buddhist Mindfulness

    Apr 10, 2012

    Business schools are beginning to embrace a practice that has grown popular in the corporate world—teaching and studying mindfulness, the originally Buddhist approach to increasing awareness of oneself and one's surroundings.

  • Article Series on Global Leadership

    Mar 8, 2012

    The realities of globalization, with increasing emphasis on emerging markets, present corporate leaders with enormous challenges in developing the leaders required to run global organizations.

  • 2012: The Year of the Peer Advisory Group

    Feb 28, 2012

    Executive Street -  In September of last year, I wrote a post titled Why Peer Advisory Groups Will Be The Next Big Thing, based on a number of different trends and on what I described as the “perfect storm” for peer advisory groups to take off

  • Hope for the Holidays

    Dec 27, 2011

    Huffington Post -  The recent Occupy Wall Street protests are only the latest of a series of global movements carried out by those who have grown cynical about leadership in business, government, and society.

  • The Steward of IBM

    Dec 17, 2011

    Barrons - Sam Palmisano, who's retireing as Big Blue's boss, brought the company; and it's mindset; into the 21st century

  • Ethics in the corner office

    Dec 13, 2011

    MPR News -  Recently the head of American Airlines resigned because he didn't agree with the company's decision to file for bankruptcy. When he walked out the door he left his lucrative bonus package on the table. It's a rare story and it got us wondering

  • LeadershipNow review of True North Groups

    Dec 8, 2011


  • Alumni Perspective: Bill George on Authentic Leadership

    Dec 6, 2011

    Industrial & Systems Engineering Alumni - Alumni Magazine for the Stewart School of ISyE at Georgia Tech