Bill George: The hierarchical leader is out. The empowering leader is in.

by Alan Murray

The former Medtronic CEO and management expert discusses the profound shift in priorities among successful business leaders working today.  Bill George was CEO of Medtronic from 1991 to 2001 and, during that time, grew the company’s market value from $1 billion to $60 billion. He has since become one of the nation’s leading voices on business leadership and serves as a senior fellow at Harvard Business School. His book, Discover Your True North, was first published in 2007, but later this month, he will release an updated version, more than half of which will be new content based on interviews with 48 additional leaders. Fortune excerpted his first book in 2007.  I talked with him about his new book last week.


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