Bill George on Leadership Values

    Jan 24, 2019

    Jaynie L. Smith is the author of Creating Competitive Advantage and president of Smart Advantage, Inc., a marketing/management consultancy whose clients range from mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies. She consults nationally and internationally with CEOs and executives, helping their businesses define competitive advantages. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: Selling Your Competitive Advantage Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead Competitive Strategy For related reading from AMACOM Books: Global Sourcing Logistics: How to Manage Risk and Gain Competitive Advantage in a Worldwide MarketplaceBill George is Professor of Management Practice, Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics, at Harvard Business School, where he is teaching leadership and leadership development. He is the author of new best-selling leadership book, "True North: Discover Your...Bill George is Professor of Management Practice, Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics, at Harvard Business School, where he is teaching leadership and leadership development. He is the author of new best-selling leadership book, "True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership." His previous book, Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value," was also a best-seller.

    Mr. George is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and was elected Chief Executive Officer in 1991, serving in that capacity through 2001. He was Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2002. Under his leadership, Medtronic's market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging 35% a year.

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