George will discuss "Developing Authentic Global Leaders" on October 2.

Bill George, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, will discuss "Developing Authentic Global Leaders" the next "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" on October 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center.

George has been named one of "Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years" by PBS; "Executive of the Year-2001" by the Academy of Management; and "Director of the Year-2001-02" by the National Association of Corporate Directors. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012.

He is currently a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is also the author of four best-selling books: 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership. With co-author Doug Baker, he recently published True North Groups.

Tickets to 1st Tuesday, which includes lunch, are $28. To register, visit