Bill George is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the largest medical technology firm in the world. He serves on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Target, and Novartis, as well as serving as an executive-in-residence at Yale. The Academy of Management named George Executive of the Year, the National Association of Corporate Directors named him Director of the Year, and BusinessWeek named him one of the Top 25 Managers. The New York Times, Fortune, Face the Nation, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and NPR's All Things Considered have all featured him. www.authenticleaders.org is his website.