CultureSync Approved Tribal Leader: “I am because We are” & “Building the ‘We'”

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.

Please see Tribal Leadership in a Nutshell for more on Tribal Leadership, including: Tribes and Tribal LeadersTribal StagesTribal Leadership, and Tribal Strategy.

Tribal Leadership is proven! Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness, shares:

Just finished Tribal Leadership, awesome book! Codifies what we instinctually try to do with Zappos culture.

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

Kathie Duff Wilson, Lynn Stafford, and I have each been publicly recognized as a “CultureSync Approved Tribal Leader” — the first approved triad!

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.

Foundation

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.

Community

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).

Tribal Leaders

As John King describes Tribal Leaders:

Tribal Leaders: They arise in small ways and great, slowly then quickly, creating clearings, accessing power, discovering worlds, building lives worth living through games worth failing at.

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’.”

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One thought on “CultureSync Approved Tribal Leader: “I am because We are” & “Building the ‘We'”

  1. Si,
    Congratulations to you and the other members of your triad.
    Very well deserved! Your ability to cultivate “we” is second to none.

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