Bill George
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Bill George

Bill George is a respected Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has enjoyed teaching leadership in his practice management classes since 2004. He is the author of six bestselling books: Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your True North, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North Groups, and Discover Your True North.

Bill is also the former CEO of Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer and leader in the fight for better global healthcare. During his tenure there, Bill practiced what he preaches; when he became CEO in 1991, he pledged to fill the role for only ten years, following his belief that diversification of a company's leadership is the best way to ensure its future success. As he'd promised, Bill resigned as board chair of Medtronic in 2002.

Earlier in his career, Bill was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense. He has served on the boards of Novartis and Target Corporation, and now serves as director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and the Mayo Clinic. He is also a trustee of the World Economic Forum USA and Guthrie Theater and a former Trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Bill makes frequent appearances on television and radio, and his articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and many other publications. He has also garnered many public accolades in his career, including being named one of the "Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years" by PBS; "Executive of the Year-2001″ by the Academy of Management; "Director of the Year-2001-02″ by the National Association of Corporate Directors; and the 2014 Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute.

Bill and his wife Penny live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For move information about Bill and projects he is working on follow him on Twitter (@bill_george), Facebook (www.facebook.com/billgeorgetruenorth), and LinkedIn.

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Best Sellers

    • Discover Your True North

    • Expanded and Updated Edition
    • By: Bill George
    • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    Discover Your True North is the best-selling leadership classic that enables you to become an authentic leader by discovering your True North....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Missed Opportunity for Greatness

    • By robert on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • True North

    • Discover Your Authentic Leadership
    • By: Bill George, Peter Sims
    • Narrated by: Mark Adams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 332

    True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe I'm missing something...

    • By Laura on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Authentic Leadership

    • Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value
    • By: Bill George
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    George lays out his plan for improving corporate America's flaws through responsible leadership....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, find a new narrator PLEASE!

    • By warant on 08-25-08

    Regular price: $26.57

    • True North Groups

    • A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development
    • By: Bill George, Doug Baker
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Best-selling author Bill George ( True North) and longtime corporate executive Doug Baker have participated for decades in a unique small group of peers dedicated to personal growth....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

    • J-B Warren Bennis Series
    • By: Bill George
    • Narrated by: Bill George
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    One of the country's most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times....

    Regular price: $17.49

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