A few months back, I posted about my experience at the World Business Forum in NYC. That event, two days of world-class leaders speaking to 5,000 people at Radio City, lit a bit of a fire for me to finally act on something I’ve wanted to do for a long time…start a new interview series featuring long, in-depth, candid conversations with some of the world’s most extraordinary business and thought leaders.
So, today, I am thrilled to announce the first interview in my new Behind The Leader series—Bill George.
Bill is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic. Under his leadership, Medtronic’s market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging 35% per year. He is currently a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and the author of four best-selling books 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership. And, Bill blogs on business and leadership and is active on twitter as well.
In this candid interview, Bill and I cover everything from leading in a time of crisis to the true meaning of success on a personal level. He reveals not only his thoughts on business, but on family, life, passion and people. And, you’ll never believe what he’s been doing twice a day since the 70s; it’s something he says has been instrumental in his success.
You can listen to the interview or download it below. Or, for those who prefer iTunes, I’ve actually just rebranded and relaunched my Renegade Profile series as the new Behind The Leader series and it’s available on iTunes now.
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