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Bill George
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Bill George

Bill George is a management professor at the Harvard Business School, the former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Inc., and the author of several best-selling books on leadership. His latest release is 7 Lessons for
Leading in Crisis

Only one captain

When the owners lose confidence in the leader, it does little good to take away his or her responsibilities and give them to a consultant. All that does is undermine the leader's ability to lead the organization. It is far better to have a direct discussion about performance and shortcomings that the owner sees. If the performance does not improve after that, then the leader should be replaced, not undermined.

There can only be one captain of the ship.

By Bill George

 |  October 26, 2009; 1:20 PM ET
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