with Influential Author, Harvard Professor and Legendary CEO Bill George
Conference Date
Tuesday 6 December 2022, 10.30am - 1.30pm AEDT
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About this seminar

The context for Authentic Leadership

In this time of unprecedented disruption to the workforce, economy and public sector, leaders need to dig deep to engage their teams, lead through change, and create meaningful and high-performing cultures in quickly changing contexts. Authentic leadership is proven to achieve all of these outcomes by cultivating a natural and unified purpose for leaders as well as the organisation.

How Authentic Leadership helps leaders

While Authentic Leadership is ultimately designed to achieve longterm organisational benefits, for Bill George, it all starts with you. If you can determine your personal values, your ‘why’ or ‘true north’ then you can use these to align your behaviours and decisions with your organisation’s best interests. You can rely on these values to make difficult decisions with confidence and clarity, establish accountability and trust with your teams, and create a thriving high performance culture.

Why you need to attend this seminar

Back by popular demand, in this seminar, we will examine in detail the concept of Authentic Leadership and how you can use it to lead with greater purpose, build your team’s culture and reach new heights of performance. Authentic Leadership has become an influential and widespread leadership paradigm since Bill George invented the concept, with other bestselling authors such as Brene Brown and Simon Sinek drawing inspiration from George’s key concepts. This seminar is your opportunity to learn the true nature of Authentic Leadership from the undisputed authority on the topic, how you can develop your own authentic leadership style, and how you can use it to lead with greater confidence, purpose and performance. Do not miss this exclusive and unprecedented opportunity for Australian audiences.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for mid to upper level managers and leaders in all sectors and industries seeking to improve their leadership impact and outcomes. This is for leaders embarking on organisational change, leaders who are looking to strengthen organisational or team culture, leaders seeking to drive high performance in their teams, and leaders looking to engage the contemporary workforce in a meaningful way.

“Bill George tells the stories of leaders united by one belief: You can’t deliver value unless you anchor yourself in values. Bill does a masterful job showing anyone on the journey of leadership what it takes to discover your own True North.”

- Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, January 2021

“Authentic Leadership is a powerful call for genuine and ethical business leadership, made ever more persuasive by Bill George’s own extraordinary life.”

- Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States, January 2021

“In Discover Your True North, Bill George captures the practice and value of skilled and motivated authentic leaders working together on a strategy and a plan to deliver a compelling vision. It’s a must-read! Thank you, Bill!!”

- Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor, January 2021

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the core concepts of Authentic Leadership and how it will benefit your leadership and your organisation, from the original author on the topic
  • Tap into the wisdom of the legendary CEO of Medtronic, who grew the organisation by 35% each year for 12 years, and who is now a Harvard Business School Professor of Leadership, with Live Q&A
  • Gain a clear understanding of why Authentic Leadership enhances culture, reputation, employee retention and performance
  • Have a clear understanding of the role of purpose and values in building organisational performance and reputation based on extensive experience and organisational case studies
  • Discover your true values, your ‘True North’, so that you can lead with greater purpose
  • Know how to use your values to make decisions with accountability and confidence
  • Take away actionable strategies to put Authentic Leadership into practice, using five essential dimensions: Purpose, values, heart, relationships and self-discipline

Key Speakers

Professor Bill George
Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Medtronic
Author of Emerging Leader Edition of True North and Discover Your True North

What People Are Saying

  • “A motivational seminar that made me consider the type of leader I want to be.”

    General Manager, Strategy & Development
    SecureCorp, January 2021
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Bill’s life and leadership experiences, prompting some great ‘a-ha’ moments for me and what I can take away to enhance the journey of leaders across our organisation.”

    Director, People Services
    Department of Planning and Environment NSW, January 2021
  • “Prof Bill George is a very warm, engaging presenter who is very candid, insightful and thought provoking. His in-depth knowledge is empowering to his audience.”

    Executive Officer
    Sydney Northern Health Network, January 2021
  • “To have someone of Bill George’s calibre so accessible was exceptional and great value for money. Good balance of presentation then Q&A.The management of this event, pre event and attentiveness during was excellent. No question as to return on investment – thank you.”

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, January 2021
  • “Bill’s presentation was amazing and there was a great deal of information that I will be able to go back to process, learn from and hopefully affect change in my own leadership which can contribute to organisation and fellow staff.”

    Kurbingui Youth and Family Development, January 2021