You can certainly learn about beliefs by picking up a copy of Part 4, the culmination of a lifetime of learning and then-34 years in business—with the 3 years leading up to the publication spent intensively studying, reflecting on, and writing about the critical role of beliefs in the businesses and organizations of which we’re a part. The fruits of that labor are available in the 600-page book.
If you want a shorter less weighty way to access the info, we’ve put together a Beliefs Bundle. Guaranteed to get you thinking! At least that’s our belief.
Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 4: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business. In 1908, six years after Disderide opened his shop on Detroit Street, anarchist Emma Goldman published a pamphlet called “What I Believe.” As is often the case, Ari agrees wholeheartedly with Goldman’s words: “‘What I believe’ is a process rather than a finality.” Understanding the thought and the action behind her statement is what this essay is all about. Beliefs are one of the most powerful forces in our lives. They impact how well we work together, the quality of our products, our organizational culture, our community, our relationships. Everything in our lives is likely to have its roots in beliefs. As we become more mindful of our beliefs and the impact they have on us, we can steadily shape our lives to be as we would like them to be.
Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 4: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business. Given that positive beliefs lead to positive outcomes and that negative beliefs do not, it became increasingly clear to Ari that leading from a positive perspective was the only way we were going to build the kind of long-lasting, much-loved organization we want to be a part of. What's included here is an attempt to apply this principle in all walks of our leadership life. Just the act of working on it has helped us stay on the positive path and to get more rewarding results. We hope it does the same for you.
Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 4: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business. If you, like us, have found some beliefs you’d prefer to do without, this recipe is for you.
This booklet shares the inside scoop on the organizational beliefs that help make Zingerman's what it is. William James once wrote, "Belief creates the actual fact." If we want to change the "facts of our lives," a great place to begin is by examining—and potentially changing—our beliefs.