Secret #22: We’re All Leaders


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.