Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization is the result of a ten-year, 24,000 person, organizational research study by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright of CultureSync (“Because Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”) on how leaders leverage natural groups to build thriving organizations.
Tribal Leadership is proven! Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness, shares:
See what others are saying, including David Allen (author of “Getting Things Done”), Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn), Jim Clifton (Chairman and CEO of The Gallup Organization), Warren Bennis, etc.
The journey began with the Tribal Leadership Coaches Challenge (TLCC) and evolved into the Tribal Leader Approval Process, and while we, as a triad, have supported one another, the journey would not have been possible without John King, Dave Logan, Jack Bennett, Julian D. Bergquist, and the Tribal Leadership community.
We set ground breaking precedence when we “open sourced” our methodology and materials to the business community. We invited people who read Tribal Leadership or have taken our leadership courses to use, adapt, and even sell services related to our methodology, as long as they credit CultureSync and the authors as the source.
Now that these methods and materials have taken hold and been adopted by many organizations and management consultants, we recognize the value in distinguishing who is effective in using Tribal Leadership to produce results.
As a foundation, CultureSync “open sourced” Tribal Leadership materials and recognized the value in distinguishing who is effective in using Tribal leadership to produce results.
A “Tribal Leader” is a leader whose teams produce vastly superior results by synchronizing culture and strategy. To this end they consistently stabilize and effectively develop other people around them who lead from their role and expertise.
We have created a process to approve business people as “Tribal Leaders.” After a business leader completes our Tribal Leadership training and then demonstrates effective Stage Four leadership in their organization, we will publicly recognize them as an “Approved Tribal Leader.”
To foster community, CultureSync is publicly recognizing those who demonstrate effective Stage Four leadership (consistency stabilizing and effectively developing other people around them who lead from their role and expertise).
As John King describes Tribal Leaders:
Each CultureSync Approved Tribal Leader aspires to synchronize culture and strategy where teams produce vastly superior results and aspires to consistently stabilize and effectively develop other people who lead from their role and expertise.
The journey continues… ubuntu, “I am because we are”… “the essence of tribal leadership is building the ‘we’.”