Menlo Innovations is so flat it's practically two-dimensional. Employees hire together, fire together, and review one another's performance together. To lead such an organization, says Menlo's CEO and cofounder Richard Sheridan, is to share the delight of a team united by vision, untouched by fear. In this edited excerpt from his new book Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear (2018, Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House) Sheridan describes the mechanics of one of the most democratic companies on the planet.
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