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Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004, and the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He is the author of four best-selling books: Authentic Leadership, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership; Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide; and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development, his most recent book, was published in September 2011. Professor George is currently the faculty chair of HBS’s Executive Education program Authentic Leadership Development.

He joined Medtronic in 1989 as President and Chief Operating Officer, was Chief Executive Officer from 1991-2001, and Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2002. Earlier in his career, he was an executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. George currently serves as a director of ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs, and also recently served on the board of Novartis and Target. He is also currently a trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, World Economic Forum USA and the Guthrie Theater. He has served as chair of the board of Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and Advamed.

Mr. George received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar, and honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech and Bryant University. During 2002-03 he was professor at IMD International and Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland, and executive-in-residence at Yale School of Management.

He has been named one of the "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 makes frequent appearances on television and radio, and his columns are published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Fortune.

He and his wife Penny split their time between Cambridge and Minnesota, where Penny runs their family foundation and is deeply involved in integrative medicine. They have two sons: Jeff George, who lives in Munich, Germany with his wife Renee Will and daughters Dylan and Stella; and Jon George, MD, who lives in San Francisco with his wife Jeannette Lager, MD, son Freeman, and daughter Jade.

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William W. George Biography

Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004, and the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. He is the author of four best-selling books: Authentic Leadership, True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership; Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide; and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development, his most recent book, was published in September 2011. Professor George is currently the faculty chair of HBS’s Executive Education program Authentic Leadership Development.

He joined Medtronic in 1989 as President and Chief Operating Officer, was Chief Executive Officer from 1991-2001, and Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2002. Earlier in his career, he was an executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. George currently serves as a director of ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs, and also recently served on the board of Novartis and Target. He is also currently a trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, World Economic Forum USA and the Guthrie Theater. He has served as chair of the board of Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and Advamed.

Mr. George received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar, and honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech and Bryant University. During 2002-03 he was professor at IMD International and Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland, and executive-in-residence at Yale School of Management.

He has been named one of the "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 makes frequent appearances on television and radio, and his columns are published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Fortune.

He and his wife Penny split their time between Cambridge and Minnesota, where Penny runs their family foundation and is deeply involved in integrative medicine. They have two sons: Jeff George, who lives in Munich, Germany with his wife Renee Will and daughters Dylan and Stella; and Jon George, MD, who lives in San Francisco with his wife Jeannette Lager, MD, son Freeman, and daughter Jade.

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  • How to book William W. George?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William W. George for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William W. George, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William W. George or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William W. George?

    Booking fees for William W. George, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William W. George, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William W. George?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William W. George for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William W. George for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William W. George or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William W. George or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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