By Shawn Hunter
Amway understands that people and relationships remain at the core of their identity, embedded in fabric of their company, and essential to their success. With over 20,000 direct employees and over 7 million independent distributors operating in every continent but Antarctica, and nearly every country in the world, Amway needed a powerful, yet scalable, way to sustain the culture of the company, while at the same time attracting and building new leaders in the organization who would also understand, adopt and amplify the core leadership philosophies of the company.
With this goal of both growing the business, introducing new people, and at the same time preserving the Amway culture, Larry Looker, Manager, Global Leadership Development, and his team developed a plan to capture voices of distinction within the organization around the world by asking the simple question, “Who is leading the Amway way?”
The program developed into a signature solution, born from the character and core identity of the founding partners, and executed by the creative leadership of Larry and his team to find those individuals who epitomize an Amway leader, within their own organization.
Larry and his colleagues identified eighteen individuals across the organization, whom they felt exemplified the expression, “Leading the Amway Way,” and invited them to participate in a series of interviews delivering their story and voice on three key questions:
- What does leading the Amway way mean to you?
- What does it look like to live our Vision, Founders’ Fundamentals, and our Values?
- What advice do you have for newly hired or promoted Amway leaders?