Last week I finished reading Tribal Leadership, by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright. The book discusses the natural cultures that develop in medium sized groups of people (50-150), and how to make those natural cultures work for you. This book was well worth the time spent reading it, and it gave me a new perspective on how people work together (and why sometimes they can’t manage to work together well at all).
I am not going to do it justice if I try to describe how completely mind-opening the read was, so instead I’d like to show you a talk given by Dave Logan, one of the authors:
You can also read more about the Tribal Leadership concept on their website, and download the audiobook for free. Please do! It’s well worth your time to read or listen to this book, especially if you want to change the world (or at least your own corner of the world).
In summary: Tribes come in five stages, and the ideal we can aspire to is a Stage 5 tribe. Right now, here, with you folks, we’re a Stage 3, or to be more accurate I’m a Stage 3 that you bother to read about. This blog is me telling you how great the stuff I’m doing is. I make beer; I bake treats; I garden, and then I post pictures about my adventures. Even I’m getting a little bored of my own exploits.
Do you want to try something different with me? Something more collaborative? What would you like to read about here? Would you like to be a contributing blogger? Should we pick a different challenge each month related to suburban living and put our minds together to collaborate some solutions? Lets discuss things in the comments below!