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Episode 114

#114 Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder of Zingerman's, on Self-Leadership

Ari Weinzweig is a true maverick when it comes to leadership and sticking to a vision. He believes in the need to build a business that not only achieves great business results but also makes a significant positive impact on your people, community and our planet. 

Ari is the Co-Founder of Zingerman's Delicatessen, which is a nationally renowned food icon.  Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has grown to 10 businesses with over 750 employees and over $55 million in annual revenue. Over the years, Ari has written a range of books and pamphlets including Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, and many other great books and pamphlets you can find via their website.

With a 2032 vision already in place, Ari has crafted the power of self-leadership and detailed missions. Join our conversation as we discuss how to better manage yourself, the art of visioning, teaching systems design, the power of language, and how to have a healthy relationship with time.


‘Small Giants’ by Bo Burlingham:

ZingTrain pamphlets:

‘The Choice’ by Edith Eger:

‘Man’s Search For Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl:

John O'Donohue:

Peter Koestenbaum: 

‘All About Love: New Visions’ by Bell Hooks:

‘The Artist's Way’ by Julia Cameron:

‘If You Want to Write’ by Brenda Ueland:

‘How Not To Be Afraid’ by Gareth Higgins:

‘To Make Our World Anew’ by Robin Kelley:

#62 Leading with radical acceptance with Dr Vikki Barnes:

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