Natural Leadership at W.L Gore & Associates

A conversation with Terri Kelly, president and CEO of W.L. Gore on the celebrated company's long-running experiment in natural leadership and managing without managers. The 54-year-old maker of Gore-Tex high performance fabrics and some thousand other products—from Elixir guitar strings to Glide dental floss—employs more than 10,000 people in some fifty locations and is consistently ranked one of the best places to work and among the most innovative companies in the world. At its heart is a management model that’s been ahead of it’s time for more than half a century. Bill Gore set out to build a company that was innovative at its core—and human to its core. In this conversation, Gary and Terri unpack the progressive principles and radical practices at the heart of W.L. Gore’s culture of innovation. How do you transcend the tradeoff between freedom and control? How do you distribute the work of management and build leadership capability across the entire organization? How do you make productive, collaborative decisions? And how do you measure and reward contribution in a peer-regulated organization?

Entrepreneurship at Scale with Zhang Ruimin +

Entrepreneurship at Scale with Zhang Ruimin

Zhang Ruimin is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Haier Group, the world’s largest appliance maker. During his 37-year tenure as Haier CEO, Zhang architected one of the world’s most radical management makeovers.

A Moral Revolution in Business with Kwame Anthony Appiah +

A Moral Revolution in Business with Kwame Anthony Appiah

Anthony is a professor of philosophy at New York University, author of several books, including the “Honor Code,” and writer of the weekly “Ethicist” column in The New York Times Magazine.

Redesigning Work with Lynda Gratton +

Redesigning Work with Lynda Gratton

Lynda is a professor at the London Business School and one of the world’s leading experts on the future of work. In her latest book, Redesigning Work, Lynda argues that the pandemic has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine the workplace.

Organizing Locally with Bruce Fuller +

Organizing Locally with Bruce Fuller

Bruce is a sociologist at UC Berkeley at the author of Organizing Locally. In this episode of the New Human Movement, we talk to Bruce about the power of decentralization.

Conscious Leadership with John Mackey +

Conscious Leadership with John Mackey

John is the CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he built from a single store in Austin, Texas in 1978, into a leading organic grocer with more than 95,000 team members.

Thinking Bigger about Social Accountability with Brian Moynihan +

Thinking Bigger about Social Accountability with Brian Moynihan

Brian is the Chair of the Board and CEO of Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. In this episode of the New Human Movement, Gary and Michele talk to Brian about the key metrics we should use to hold companies accountable for their social impact, and how to build an organization that infuses dignity and opportunity in every job.

Building Fearless Organizations with Amy Edmonson +

Building Fearless Organizations with Amy Edmondson

Amy is a professor at Harvard Business School and an expert on psychological safety and teaming at work. In this episode of the New Human Movement, Gary and Michele talk to Amy about creating high-trust, low-fear work environments.

Busting Bureaucracy with Bill Anderson +

Busting Bureaucracy with Bill Anderson

Bill is the CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, and for the past 5 years has been leading a crusade to “smash” bureaucracy. In this episode of the New Human Movement, Gary and Michele talk to Bill about what it takes to create a more empowering and entrepreneurial organization.

Leading From the Heart with Angela Ahrendts +

Leading From the Heart with Angela Ahrendts

Angela Ahrendts is the former CEO of Burberry and head of Retail for Apple. In this episode, we discuss how leadership needs to be reimagined for a new age.

Everyone a creator with Tim Brown +

Everyone a creator: A conversation with IDEO’s Tim Brown

Tim is the chair of IDEO, the iconic Palo Alto-based design firm. In this episode of the New Human Movement, we discuss how to build a deep capacity for innovation in our organizations.

How do you change the system when you don’t own it with Frances Westley +

How do you change the system when you don’t own it with Frances Westley

Frances is the J.W. McConnell chair of social innovation at Canada’s University of Waterloo and co-author of Getting to Maybe. In this episode, we discuss what it takes to be a successful system-level activist.

Building a Business With a Higher Calling with Paul Polman +

Building a Business With a Higher Calling with Paul Polman

Paul is the former CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), the co-author of Net Positive, and the co-Chair of Imagine. In this episode, we discuss how to build a business that services all of its constituents—and merits their trust.

Why Good Jobs Matter with Zeynep Ton +

Why Good Jobs Matter with Zeynep Ton

Zeynep is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of The Good Jobs Solution.

Entrepreneurs everywhere with Eric Ries +

Entrepreneurs everywhere with Eric Ries

Eric is the bestselling author of the "Lean Startup” and the founder of the Long Term Stock Exchange. In this episode, we discuss the challenge of turning established companies intro entrepreneurial hotbeds.

Replay of LinkedIn Live: busting bureaucracy and humanizing work +

Busting Bureaucracy: Gary Talks with Roche CEO Bill Anderson

For the past 4 years, Bill Anderson, CEO of Roche Pharmaceutical has been leading a crusade to “smash” bureaucracy. In this blunt and provocative conversation, Bill talks with Gary about what it takes to vanquish bureaucracy.

Searching for Significance +

Searching for Significance

Why is management research so poorly funded? Would anyone notice if b-school researchers took a 10-year holiday? These are the questions Gary Hamel addresses in his wide-ranging and provocative take on the state of management research.

Why Your Organization Isn't As Innovative As It Is Efficient +

Why Your Organization isn’t as Innovative as it is Efficient

Every organization on the planet has been engineered for efficiency, but few have been engineered for innovation.

Why Your Organization Is An Emotional Deadzone +

Why Your Organization is an Emotional Deadzone

Management was invented by engineers and accountants, and it shows. Too many organizations view human beings as mere “resources”. Until this changes our organizations will be less energetic, less creative and less resilient than the people within them.

Why You Don't Need to Worry Robots Will Steal Your Job +

Why You Don’t Need to Worry That Robots Will Steal Your Job

For a hundred years bureaucrats have tried to turn human beings into semi-programmable robots. Now that we have real robots, we need to let human beings do what they do best: dream, imagine and create.

Why We Need A Revolution Of The Mind In Management And Organizational Life +

Why We Need a Revolution of the Mind in Management

At its core, virtually every large organization is a bureaucracy. That’s a problem, because bureaucracies are poorly suited to a world of head-snapping change, unconventional competitors and omnipotent customers. Few of us, though, can imagine an alternative to bureaucracy, but we must try.