Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
4 By Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright; HarperCollins, 297 pp., $26.95
Organizations are composed of tribes, groups comprising between 20 and 150 people. Within a company, tribes determine how much work gets done and the quality of that work. Successful tribal leaders make the difference in the performance of tribes by building tribes and applying unique coaching skills (leverage points) that upgrade tribal cultures, resulting in a more effective workplace and greater strategic success. How can you become a tribal leader who can move low-performing tribes to a tribe with a higher performing set of tribal dynamics and ultimately form a tribe of tribal leaders?
"Tribal Leadership," by authors Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright, describes their perspective of tribal culture and provides the tools needed to become a successful tribal leader. The book is based on eight years of study, including information from 24,000 people from more than two dozen organizations. The authors describe how to assess organizational tribal culture and how to lead tribal members through the different tribal stages by implementing tools. They also provide specific coaching tips to elevate tribes to the next stage.
"Tribal Leadership" is clear, practical, and straightforward. It is a great resource tool full of observed lessons, technical notes, and coaching tips. The book will help leaders move whole groups of people to a higher-performing set of tribal dynamics, ultimately resulting in a better organization where the best people want to work and make an impact.