True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership

north-south-east-west-symbol-BILL GEORGEYou can become the leader you want to be. Being a leader is about much more than a title and management skills. It’s a question of who we are as human beings. To become an authentic leader, you have to discover your True North – the internal compass that guides you successfully through life – and stay on its course throughout your life. In this illuminating Master Class led by Bill George, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and bestselling author, you’ll learn concrete approaches for becoming an authentic leader, and how to chart your path to leadership success. Through his personal stories and wisdom, Bill will show you ways to use your natural leadership abilities to inspire and empower others to excellence in today’s complex global world. Most important, you will learn how to discover your True North, become the leader you were born to be, and stay on track of your True North to fulfill your dreams and become a leader who makes a positive difference in the world.

Here’s what some attendees of the live event said:

  • “Among the best I have attended.”
  • “Very enlightening and if followed can deliver great happiness.”
  • “This is the best master Class I have attended in the past 3 years.”
  • “Clear, concise, and full of real integrity. Presented by someone who has lived the change.”


Bill George

Bill George

Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of four best-selling books: 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.  With co-author Doug Baker he recently published True North Groups. Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic.  He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer, was chief executive officer from 1991-2001, and board chair from 1996-2002.  Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. George currently serves as director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and the Mayo Clinic and also served on the board of Novartis and Target Corporation.  He is currently a trustee of the World Economic Forum USA and Guthrie Theater and a former Trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He has served as board chair for Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and Advamed. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012.  He has been named one of “Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years” by PBS; “Executive of the Year-2001″ by the Academy of Management; and “Director of the Year-2001-02″ by the National Association of Corporate Directors.  Mr. George has made frequent appearances on television and radio and his articles have appeared in Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and numerous publications.

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William Flamme

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