What are the characteristics of innovation leaders? Bill George argues that to remain innovative, leaders need to adopt an empowering rather than hierarchical approach. During this talk at Google, Bill talks about why leadership matters, why leaders fail, and the missing element in many organizations: innovation leaders. Bill George is senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of four best-selling books: 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership, as well True North Groups. His newest book, “Discover Your True North”, was published in August of 2015.