PKAL Café Scientifique
Questions for a Conversation with Paul Erdahl
February 25, 2008
- What is your role at Medtronic and what was your educational and experiential path to your current position?
- Describe the leadership programs in place at Medtronic.
- How do you define leadership?
- What do you think are the essential characteristics of leaders?
- How do you assess for leadership potential?
- What strategies for leadership development do you utilize at Medtronic?
- To what extent do you think the leadership issues you face in the business world are applicable to academia?
- Do you have ideas for how we might encourage the development of leadership characteristics in our students?
- When did you first perceive of yourself as a leader?
- Have you had specific mentors along your path that have been particularly influential?