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Raytheon Lecture Series Presents: "True North: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership," March 28

March 9, 2007

The 8th Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics will be held at Bentley College on Wednesday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center.

Keynote speaker William W. George, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Inc., will explore ethical challenges in business from a leadership perspective and offer insight on why leaders lose their moral bearings. George will discuss five key areas in which leaders need to ground themselves to locate what he refers to as their ethical "true north."

The lecture, "True North: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership," is presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley through the generous support of Raytheon.

George is a professor of management at Harvard Business School, where he is a Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics. He is author of the recently-released book True North: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership (Jossey-Bass, March 2007), and the best-selling book Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Value (Jossey-Bass, August 2004). He currently serves as a director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and Novartis, as well as Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and World Economic Forum USA.

George received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, and his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar. He was named Executive-of-the-Year by the Academy of Management in 2001 and Director-of-the-Year by NACD (2001-2002). In 2002, George was selected as one of "The 25 Most Influential Business People of the Last 25 Years" by PBS Nightly News.


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