Bill George.

Bill George served as CEO of Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company, and is a professor at Harvard Business School, teaching leadership and business administration. During his ten years as Medtronic’s CEO, the company grew an average of 35 percent per year, bringing the company’s value to […]

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies. But power does not corrupt everyone. Our research suggests that key personality characteristics predict unethical leadership behavior. We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., integrity, accountability) on 3,500 leaders across 30 organizations we had worked with. […]