Dec 23, 2022
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
In the search for life’s purpose, Bill George has an authentic perspective. His brilliant insight hones in on the characteristics needed to shape the next generation of leaders, inspiring others through courage, empathy, and vision for the future. In his latest remastering of the subject, The Emerging Leaders Edition of North, Bill explores the topic of leadership with top executives of the business world with honest conversation about their fears, failures, and ultimately how they overcame those hardships and emerged successful.
Bill George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer, was chief executive officer from 1991-2001, and board chair from 1996-2002. He is currently a senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004.
Bill is the author of: Discover Your True North and The Discover Your True North Field book, Authentic Leadership, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis True North, Finding Your True North, and True North Groups. He served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target, and Mayo Clinic. He received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar, and honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Mayo Medical School, University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College and Bryant University.
THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… emerging leaders and seasoned professionals alike who wish to find their purpose and lead with their hearts full of passion and courage.
TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… the real magic happens when business leaders, employees, and customers alike can align their values with the values of the business. This creates genuine value for the company and inspires the public view of your brand.
WHAT I LOVE MOST… Bill has a practical approach to leadership that involves empathy from the bottom up. In his view, the only way to be a successful leader is understanding the needs of workers across all levels of the business spectrum to create a sense of belonging and inclusion.
Running time: 30:36
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