TRIBAL LEADERSHIP BOOK
Are you using organizational culture as the critical factor to improve your business performance? Just finished Tribal Leadership, awesome book! Through a year study of 24, people in more than 2 dozen organizations, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright discovered a. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The authors, management consultants and . I read a lot of business books and a lot of books on leadership - most of them have at least a few good ideas in them, but this is the first leadership book.
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This book shows two simple steps — diagnosis and then the best treatment that leaders take to build cultures that can do things most people think are. Tribal Leadership book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. “Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how. The book gives specific and tangible examples — and it was There are 5 stages of Tribal Leadership and you can consciously transition a.
While the people in the towns are different, the roles are similar. Tribes consist of groups of people from Importantly, tribes are not necessarily teams.
Yet tribes are how work gets done in organizations. They have the ability to render the latest corporate culture efforts from CEOs useless. They determine how much work is going to get done, and of what quality.
The leaders of the tribe. More than others, tribal leaders influence the culture of their respective tribes. Ambitious leaders focus on growing, adapting, and upgrading the tribal culture to improve the tribes standing in the organization.
Organizations are the sum of the tribes. Some are moving in the same direction while others veer in another. Some tribes propel while yet others add friction. Some tribes attract talent and others eject it. Performance is set not by the individual tribe leader but by the aggregation of them.
Tribal leadership is a process not an outcome and most people are blind to the dynamics of their tribes. Things just click.
Logan and his co-authors simplify the dynamics of tribal leadership into 5 stages and they arrange the tools accordingly. Every tribe has a dominant culture, which we can peg on a one-to-five scale, with the goal being stability at Stage Four, and on occasion leaps to Stage Five. A lot of business and self-help books fail to realize this point. Perspective advice is more contextual than people realize. Logan and his co-authors likely this to street gangs and people that come to work with hostility and despair.
In this stage, Logan et al. I would have never read this book had it not been for the free audio version I found through Zappos. I was't looking for yet another business book, much less a management book, but this one really surprised me and hit me hard. The book in a nutshell talks about 5 stages that organizations and the members of organizations go through: We're great.
We're not fighting competition, we're fighting for a cause.
Admittedly, this list sounds pretty straightforward, possibly even obvious, but reading the examples of what kind of thoughts people in each of the five stages think was like having my mind read. It became clear to me what stage I've been in 3 and what stage my company is in mostly 3, possibly occasionally dipping into 4.
It's one thing to find out exactly where you are, it's another thing altogether to know exactly where you could go next and have a good idea how to get there.
This book gave as clear an indication of that as I've ever seen. I feel like after having read this it will be much easier to recognize the next "stage" when I see it and to consciously move in that direction. Great read, and since the audio is free and relatively short 6 hours , there's really no reason not to give it a try.
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Read for work. This is a low star-stage 3 if anyone reads this, you'll find that hilarious, trust me. It was surprisingly tolerable given my intolerance for a non-fiction; b books written by MBAs; c pseudo-scientific self-help manuals. It avoided for the most part a's tendency toward repetitiveness although it was definitely filled with beating-a-dead-horse, jargony prose, and I think the copy-editor must have nodded off in the last third ; b's insufferable superficiality and barely-below-t Read for work.
It avoided for the most part a's tendency toward repetitiveness although it was definitely filled with beating-a-dead-horse, jargony prose, and I think the copy-editor must have nodded off in the last third ; b's insufferable superficiality and barely-below-the-surface best-seller goals; and c's new-age bullshittery posing as science.
For the most part. View all 12 comments. Sep 11, Chantie rated it really liked it. An interesting take on social interaction and relationships. While the focus was more professional related, like does tend to self-select.
The premise is there are five stages that people exist within, and they are as follows: Life suck this is the person that goes postal 2. My life sucks this is the person that sees everyone keeping them down 3. I'm wonderful I'm so wonderful - the ME culture 4. We're great cooperative for better of group 5. Life is great group works for the better of th An interesting take on social interaction and relationships.
Life is great group works for the better of the group After reading this, you will never look at your groups the same again. Important book with many great stories, but suffers from too much hyperbole and model-building. Oct 10, Erika rated it it was amazing. While I'm not a manager, nor do I foresee a career in becoming a "tribal leader coach" anytime soon, if you're a leader of any group of people, you may find this book useful.
You'll find it especially useful if you already recognise the power of a tribe or have the need to leverage a groups' already existing talents. I picked up this book because I teach middle school, a natural environment for tribes and cliques, and figured I might gain insight into how to manage their day-to-day.
Instead, I ga While I'm not a manager, nor do I foresee a career in becoming a "tribal leader coach" anytime soon, if you're a leader of any group of people, you may find this book useful.
Instead, I gained insight into several of my own situations, as I've worked for a number of organisations as a freelance artist and teacher and this book was able to provide sudden insight into why certain workplace situations seemed to work better for me than others. For example, this is what I understood from the analogy: If you exit school enthusiastic and ambitious, you may be entering the workforce while operating as a "3" - ambitious but maybe a little self serving, as personal achievement is a prime focus in school - and if you enter the workforce in an office of "2's" - people who have already seen the duplicitous nature of the game and either gave up or stopped caring in order to cope - you eventually adapt to your situation by also reducing your ambition and optimism to blend in to the existing environment or else rising to leadership status within the organisation.
However, there may come a time when you realize that you want to find or build a tribe of "4's", a happy tribe intent and focused by a shared vision and values, and this book discusses those various situations with interviews from successful CEO's, actors such as Gary Cole, who portrays a prototypical "3" boss on Office Space and writers like Scott Adams, who capitalised on the "2" office culture in the Dilbert comic strip.
I always wondered why so many of my friends left college dreaming of changing the world only to emerge years later as jaded and miserable as the grown ups we swore we'd never be.
While nothing in here can be considered a "quick fix," this book, by addressing the language and culture of our various environments, has at least made it all make a little more sense. Jun 15, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: This book reminds me of Jim Collins book Good to Great in that both are presenting findings from lengthy research studies.
While Collins book talked more about their underlying methodology, Tribal Leadership shows five cultural levels and describes the transition from one to the next.
Briefly, the five statges are: Life sucks 2. My life sucks 3. I'm great 4. We're great 5. Life is great As tribes groups of 20 to people improve culturally through the five levels, vallues change and a noble ca This book reminds me of Jim Collins book Good to Great in that both are presenting findings from lengthy research studies.
Life is great As tribes groups of 20 to people improve culturally through the five levels, vallues change and a noble cause for the organization is found. The discussion about how tribes can get stuck in the interaction between stages 2 and 3 was interesting and explains why there are so few organizations at the hiher levels.
The big aha moment for me in this book was the discussion of developing three person relationships triads and how this can be vastly more effective for an organization than the 1: My recommendation: Mike Cannon-Brookes, via Jost Stollmann. Tribal Leadership. I think I can see why. It does talk about building and enhancing networks within tribes. The book is well-written i. What did I like about the book? The number one thing I like about this book, as a leadership book, is that it pretty quickly gets a thoughtful reader looking not merely at their own actions and what they can do to improve, but also at how the people around them in the organisation are acting and interacting.
The book has great advice, much of which is easy to start following, and it changed the way I behave, even as I was reading it. Should you read it? If you're in any kind of leadership position, in any kind of organisation, I highly recommend this book. Mar 30, Erika RS rated it liked it. I want to give this book 5 stars on content and 2 stars on presentation. Every time I worked on reading this book, I got something valuable out of it. Oftentimes, something I could apply that very day.
But the whole time I read it, I was vaguely bored.
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I think that this is because, while the content is valuable, the book itself is quite repetitive. I feel it could have been half the length or even less and contained all of the same content. And a good fraction of that reduction could have come I want to give this book 5 stars on content and 2 stars on presentation. And a good fraction of that reduction could have come from just not using the word "tribal" as a descriptor all the time.
At some point, just assume the audience knows you mean "tribal leader" when you talk about a leader. All that said, I do expect to reference this book often. The key insight -- that groups have different levels and that those levels can be detected and change through choice of language -- is a good one, and the authors present many practical tips for upgrading a group's culture.
Oct 09, Jessyca rated it liked it. At stage four! I want to be inspired so that I can inspire!
David Logan visits many avenues that I have read in other books this year, but it is good to hear read them again and again so that I can learn deeper. Really thinking about innovation, and collaboration at a deep level and moving us down the continuum to a tribe.
We had real student achievement and worked diligently and with purpose in using the data, modeling for our students, and going deeper in our professional learning. I read these books to help lead me, point me, align my compass in a way that I can try to be as inspiring as my mentor was to me. At the end of the day, our students deserve a tribe.
A tribe willing to work with them. I will continue down my journey until I "get it right".
In the meantime, here are the stages I would think I am between a 3 and a 4 on any given day. I need to find a way to collaborate myself with job-alike leaders , because that is how I will move from a 3 to a 4 in my current setting.
The authors discuss how each stage has a unique set of leverage points and why it is critical to understand them—more than three quarters of the organizations they studied have tribal cultures that are adequate at best.
The five stages include: The stage most professionals skip, these are tribes whose members are despairingly hostile—they may create scandals, steal from the company, or even threaten violence. The dominant culture for 25 percent of workplace tribes, this stage includes members who are passively antagonistic, sarcastic, and resistant to new management initiatives. They are lone warriors who not only want to win, but need to be the best and brightest.
Less than 2 percent of workplace tribal culture is in this stage when members who have made substantial innovations seek to use their potential to make a global impact. Jun 23, John rated it liked it Shelves: Read this if you have great performers in your company who think they're great, but also secrretly think others are not great.
Such a company needs to evolve to understand how everyone in the "tribe" can say: Like a lot of self-help books, the rhetorical strategy starts from the assumption that you ar Read this if you have great performers in your company who think they're great, but also secrretly think others are not great. Like a lot of self-help books, the rhetorical strategy starts from the assumption that you are a weak person who is doing it wrong therefore, you need to read the book.
That may be, but I think the core insights of the book could have been expressed in about 50 or 60 pages, without inventing a theory of developmental stages in the business world. I now dread hearing colleagues describe someone else as "Stage 2" or "Stage 3" or "Stage 4": What could be more condescending than to toss people into reductive boxes like that? Read with an open mind. Full review here: This book, ironically, was required reading for a place I formally worked which I would classify as strongly "stage 2" or "stage 3.
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I thought there were perhaps a few too many examples, but in-general what information it had was what it needed. I don't really know how to summarize the book, but I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is a leader in an organization, o This book, ironically, was required reading for a place I formally worked which I would classify as strongly "stage 2" or "stage 3.
I don't really know how to summarize the book, but I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is a leader in an organization, or hopes to be a leader, and would suggest it'd be a good read for anyone.
Sep 14, Quinn rated it liked it. I think the more I read the less each book makes an impact on my life. This is one of those books that if I had just started reading business books it probably would have got a 5 out of 5 and had me getting extra copies for each bathroom. I felt like what was suppose to be a broad expanse of interviews and careful peering behind different corporate curtains by the authors ended up being a recount of handful of experiences that fit their mold.
Although it was a quick read I found it a little long I think the more I read the less each book makes an impact on my life. Although it was a quick read I found it a little long with lots of repeat.
May 31, Maria rated it liked it. View 2 comments. Sep 26, Wiet Vande Velde added it. Tribal leadership explains about an interesting phenomenon: As a leader, you want to understand the principles explained in this book.
It will help you to understand why people say certain things. For me, an interesting read and a valuable lesson learned. Highly recommended in the start of a career. Sep 13, Nitinkumar Gove rated it really liked it.
Really nice book. The key concepts in this book along with the learnings from principles by Ray dalio and the hard things about the hard things can really do magic for a CEO. Jan 11, Ali Sohani rated it it was amazing Shelves: An excellent book on a leadership, draws heavily from a research, the 5 stages for cultural transformation: Stage 1 - "Life Sucks" - pathological, gang-like, angry.
Stage 2 - "My Life Sucks" - a mix of learned helplessness, bitterness. Stage 3 - "I'm Great" and you're not - Productive and dynamic but egocentric. Stage 4 - "We're Great" and they're not - tribe-oriented, creative, productive, tight.
Stage 5 - "Life Is Great" - Big-picture, tribe-connecting.Groups versus Individuals. I was't looking for yet another business book, much less a management book, but this one really surprised me and hit me hard.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Reid Hoffman Cofounder, LinkedIn. Read with an open mind. We're great cooperative for better of group 5. Recruiting others to the tribe who share values.
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