Becoming a Mindful Leader
The ongoing problems in business leadership have underscored the need for a new kind of leader in the twenty-first century: the Mindful Leader. Author Bill George, a Harvard Business School professor and the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, will explore why mindfulness is essential to your performance as a leader, why organizations are focusing on developing authentic leadership, and how you can become a more mindful leader.
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Bill George is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School and is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic. He is the author of four best-selling books: Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your True North, and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis.
Mr. George currently serves as a director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and The Mayo Clinic. He is a director of Minnesota’s Destination Medical Center Corporation, World Economic Forum USA, and the Guthrie Theater.
In April 2014 the Franklin Institute awarded Bill the 2014 Bower Award for Business Leadership. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012 and was named one of "Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years" by PBS.
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 has received honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Mayo Medical School, University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College, and Bryant University.