William W. George

William W. George

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Medtronic plc

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Education
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
M.B.A., Harvard University
Age
79
 

William W. George's Biography


Bill George is Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School, where he taught leadership as a Professor of Management Practice since 2004. He is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic and the author of four best-selling books:  Authentic Leadership; True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership; Finding Your True North; and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis.  His newest book, Discover Your True North, was published in August of 2015 along with its companion workbook, The Discover Your True North Fieldbook. Professor George founded HBS’s Authentic Leadership Development course for MBAs and executive education and co-chairs its Leading Global Enterprises executive course. Mr. George received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar.  He is a member of National Academy of Engineering and has received honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Mayo Medical School, University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College, and Bryant University.  During 2002-03 he was professor at IMD International and Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland, and executive-in-residence at Yale School of Management. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Bower Award for Business Leadership by The Franklin Institute. He has been 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; and "Director of the Year-2001-02" by the National Association of Corporate Directors. 06 Feb 2015Washington PostWhy Twitter’s CEO is under pressure

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Charles W. Matthews Jr.
Lead Director, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.
Dr. Larry R. Faulkner
Former Board Member, Guaranty Financial Group Inc.
Thomas Werlen
Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Robert S. Kaplan
Former Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Andrew O’Brien
Chief of Operations, Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Beth Clark
Chief Information Officer, Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Brian Kenny
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Samuel J. Palmisano
Member, Honorary Council, COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM
F. Warren McFarlan
Board Member, Harvard University - Harvard Business School
James L. Heskett
Board Member, Harvard University - Harvard Business School