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Authentic Leadership: Discover Your True North

Bill George | 59:55


Hello and welcome to Today's Tech Talk. I'm Dolores Bernardo, and I'm with People Development. I'm so pleased to be introducing Bill George today. Um, bill is an inspiring leader. Uh, his work is often quoted in Google's leadership development programs as well as he's been quoted, um, in Meg's book, uh, search Inside Yourself.

So lots of Google connections. Bill has spent over 30 years in executive leadership positions as CEO of Medtronic. He built the company, uh, into the world's leading medical technology company from a market capitalization of 1 billion to 60 billion, so he knows business. Currently his professor at Harvard Business School, his 2004 book, authentic Leadership, was a Business Week best seller.

We're lucky to have him with us today to tell us about his follow on book to Authentic Leadership. Discover Your True North, which features over a hundred profiles of leaders in Discover. Your True North Bill has profiled what's changed in the last 10 years about leadership. On a personal note, I turn to Bill, bill George's work on value centered leadership.

Whenever I'm facing a tough challenge, and I know many Google leaders do, Discover Your True North offers a concrete comprehensive guide to becoming an authentic leader and reveals how you can chart your path to success. So please join me in welcoming Bill George.

Thank you guys for coming. I'm really excited about being here. Uh, I wanna do a talk today that goes well beyond the book. Uh, I feel it's a privilege to. At the world's most innovative company. This is something I've said in writing about Google, and I really believe that that, that you are indeed that. Uh, I have great admiration for your leaders.

Eric Schmidt and I served together on the Mayo. Uh, clinic board and he's an amazing leader. What he's done in this company, Larry and Serge, of course, as founders have stayed with it, have grown as leaders, have wisely looked to other leaders like Eric to coach them through the processes. And I think it's pretty remarkable, uh, how this company has grown.

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