Book Excerpt: Authentic Leadership


Authors: Bill George


Bill George has every right to talk about leadership authenticity. Helmed Medronic, the world’s leading medical technology company from 1991-2001 he played the crucial part in catapulting the company in whatever measures of performance to its greater height. Tracing the causes of corporate scandals and failures of late to greed and “short-term-it is” he extol the role of values, purpose, compassion and self-discipline in building up authentic leaders and enduring corporations. It is in the crucible of the market that leaders and companies being put to test. Whether the leaders or companies survive or not all boils down to one thing leadership. In the final analysis timeless leadership is always about character and it is always about authenticity.

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