William George is a professor of Management Practice and Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics at Harvard Business School. He is the author of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership and Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value. He is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology that he joined as president and chief operating officer. He was a professor of leadership and governance at IMD International in Lausanne, Switzerland, and executive-in-residence at Yale University’s School of Management. Prior to joining Medtronic, he spent ten years as a senior executive with Honeywell and ten years with Litton Industries. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Harvard University.