For more than 50 years, associates of W.L. Gore & Associates have been refining skills, processes and practices for influencing and delivering value together without hierarchical power. Today, more than 10,000 associates create and sell innovative products for electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical device industries – without a single manager. However, the absence of managers does not mean Gore has no leaders. In this HCI Keynote, Dr. Debra France explains how W.L. Gore develops leaders without a formal hierarchy.
Key insights include:
- An overview of W.L. Gore’s “lattice” approach to business and talent
- A summary of unique leadership responsibilities in a flat organization
- A discussion of W.L. Gore’s associate competency model and the experiences Dr. France has found are most important to developing successful leaders there