Real Leaders are Authentic, Even When They’re Wrong

Harvard Business School professor Bill George says more people of character ought to run for office... but probably won't.

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Bill George is a Harvard Business School professor and author of several books, the latest being Discover Your True North, which places a keen focus on the practice and pursuit of authentic leadership. What does George think of the state of leadership in American politics? Even though he hasn't always agreed with Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, he acknowledges that they are both men of character who strive to be authentic in their duties and demeanor. This isn't always the case, particularly when so much of today's political game involves playing to the media.

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Leaders under pressure—be it from financial crisis or nuclear disaster—often fall prey to the same mistakes. What can Japan's leadership learn from blunders made during the Great Recession?

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When it comes to hiring C-level executives, especially at financial institutions, former Medtronic CEO Bill George stresses substance over style.

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The face of hiring is changing in light of the economic crisis. Harvard management professor Bill George weighs in on how a company should approach measuring emotional intelligence.