Secret 11: Writing and Using Guiding Principles

Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 1:
A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business

If I had to choose between spending my time on a typical team-building exercise and reaching agreement on a set of values or principles, I’d take the latter 10 times out of 10. You actually get great team-building just by defining the ethics and values of your organization, and the document you end up with will help you make more effective decisions.

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