The art of delegation

If you’re like most companies, you have one C.E.O. But what if your office was full of them?

That’s the approach taken by Mark Pincus, the founder and chief executive of Zynga, a provider of online social games. One day, he wrote all the employees names on white sticky sheets and stuck them to the wall and gave them this assignment: tell him what they were a C.E.O. of. When everyone knew who was the person to approach about a certain problem, they turned to each other for help, meaning Mr. Pincus got more time being a manager and less time putting out a million little fires.

You can read more about this management tactic (and get more leadership insights) by reading “Are You a C.E.O. of Something?” an interview with Mark Pincus, compiled by New York Times columnist, Adam Bryant, by clicking here.


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