Executives After Hours: Real conversations with leaders!
About This Show
Every CEO, CFO, and senior leader IS a unique story, and these stories are shared on Executives After Hours. Unlike many other podcasts that focus on organizational tactics or market trends, these podcasts aim to share authentic conversations with real leaders. We chat about their personal journeys, rather than their current positions. So, sit down and join us on these hour-long conversations where we talk about successes and failures, from childhood to marriage and beyond. Across these interviews, you learn about common traits of successful executives as well as what animal best represents their management styles, what they want their gravestones to say, and how they define happiness.
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E 114 Bill George - Former CEO of Medtronic, Harvard Professor, Author and Master of Authenticity
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Today I was super honored to speak with the Authentic Leadership legend Bill George on Executives After Hours. We never got to the Fast 5, or really much about his history. I mean, he was great a rattling it off, but not like I normally try. After listening to the podcast, I think I was just intimidated and I was aware he had limited time. Anyway, it was great and a huge help for me and the forthcoming book. Georg is a senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of four best-selling books: 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership, as well True North Groups. His newest book, Discover Your True North, was published in August of 2015 along with its companion workbook, The Discover Your True North Fieldbook. Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer, was the chief executive officer from 1991-2001, and board chair from 1996-2002. Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. George currently serves as a director of Goldman Sachs and The Mayo Clinic. He has served recently on the boards of ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target Corporation and Minnesota’s Destination Medical Center Corporation. He is currently a trustee of World Economic Forum USA and has served as board chair for Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and Advamed. In April 2014 the Franklin Institute awarded him the Bower Award for Business Leadership. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012. He has been named one of “Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years” by PBS; “Executive of the Year-2001” by the Academy of Management; and “Director of the Year-2001-02” by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. George is a CNBC Contributor and has made frequent appearances on television and radio.
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