Following the tradition of the Lapsed Anarchist book series by Ari Weinzweig (we also have Part 1 and Part 2, if you missed 'em), Part 3 continues to share the "secrets" that have helped take Zingerman's from a 25-seat, 4-person start up to a nationally known, $60,000,000+ organization employing over 600 people. This book explores our belief that some of the most important work we do to build great organizations and lead rewarding lives is the work we need to do within ourselves.
It includes essays on our approach to managing ourselves, mindfulness, leadership at the four levels of organizational growth, personal visioning, why the way the leader thinks will be manifested in the way the organization runs, creating a creative organization, and more.
The experiences are compiled into bite size, easy to digest lessons. You can read section by section.
This is a book for leaders and entrepreneurs of small companies, large companies, non-profits or anyone in any type of organization. You don’t need to be in the food business. What you do need to be feeling are growth pains. Here you can get practical help from someone who can relate to your problems. This book is written by a small-business owner from the perspective of a small-business owner, not a managerial consultant, not a professor reciting a series of “studies.”