Leading with Humility

$35

Ari shares, “Any organization that works hard to make the six elements of the Revolution of Dignity come alive is likely to be high in hope, rooted in positive beliefs, higher in humility, etc. We can each do this work in our own way. All of the approaches we use here at Zingerman’s support this work: if we can help keep hope high, work to make our beliefs ever-more positive, make sure that Servant Leadership is the norm, and make empathy and compassion everyday activities, we will help make the Revolution of Dignity real.” 

We’ve chosen the pamphlets in this collection to share the leadership tools we use to help build a culture of connected leadership.

 

Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader. One of the most radical of all our approaches here at Zingerman's, we assign responsibility for leadership effectiveness to every single member of our organization. Sure, like every other good-sized business, we have an org chart and a whole lineup of supervisors, managers, partners, and the like. But the bottom line is that leadership isn’t limited to just those who happen to have a title. This essay is about how and why here, at Zingerman's, leadership rests—radically and regularly—on everyone.
Format
Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader. If traditional business models have everybody serving their boss, Servant Leadership flips that model on its head. It says, when in doubt, do what’s right for the organization. It's a natural law of business that if we want our staff to give great service to our guests, we as leaders need to give great service to the staff. This secret explores the why and how-to behind this transformational approach.
Excerpted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader. Our approach to Stewardship is based on our belief that the effectiveness of our authority is inversely related to the frequency with which we use it. Instead, we work to interact with everyone—regardless of where they are on our org chart—as if they are our peers, negotiating as equals to arrive at freely chosen commitments. It's all about how to take authority out of the equation and increase the effectiveness of our leadership in the process.
In his new pamphlet, “Humility: A Humble, Anarchistic Inquiry,” Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig shares his two-year-long inquiry into how the gentle art of humility can bring out our humanness, elevate organizational effectiveness, enhance leadership, and enrich quality of life. Humility, Ari suggests, is subtle, but significant. While it may be easy to miss in the moment, in the long run it’s hugely important to our health and humanity.