22 Aug 2019
Up close and personal with Sir George Buckley
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In a wide-ranging interview, Clare Glackin, Head of Odgers Berndtson’s Industrial Practice, talks to Sir George Buckley, former Chairman, President and CEO of 3M and current chair of global companies Stanley Black & Decker Inc, Ownership Capital B.V. and Smiths Group Plc. He also serves on the advisory board of Rothschild North America and Deutsch Bank AG.
It is a rare pleasure to sit down with a business leader as distinguished as Sir George Buckley and be able to explore, at length, his thinking on a host of subjects.
From his early days at 3M to his predictions for the future of industrial companies, Sir George covers his career experiences and the many insights that flow from having led companies through both good times and bad. His is a rare voice of experience that is still of utmost relevance today.
From dreaming to disruption
Sir George has interesting things to say whether you’re building your career, already at the top, building a team, looking to the future, or simply trying to navigate an industrial landscape facing unprecedented disruption.
Watch short clips of the topics we covered in the interview below:
- The importance of having a dream
- Courage as a CEO
- His most difficult career choice
- Holding your nerve against the odds
- Cultivating a culture of innovation
- Building a good team
- The vital role of diversity
- How do you prepare for the industry of the future?
Or watch the full video below: