Session 3 - “Finding Your True North” - Bill George

Spkr_bGeorge_lg As professor of management and ethics at Harvard Business School, Bill George teaches from personal experience on the topics of leadership and leadership development. He is the author of the best-selling books True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership and Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value. George is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the world's leading medical technology company. Under his leadership, Medtronic's market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging 35 percent annual growth.


  • Leadership is responsibility.
  • 21st century leadership: Align, Empower, Serve, Collaborate
  • No followership. Leaders empowered to unleash their power. Focus on being an empowering leader.
  • The “soft sides” of leadership are harder than the bottom line numbers.
  • People find their passion to lead through their life stories and calling.
  • Integrate your life more than seeking a perfectly balanced life.