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Introduction to Tribal Leadership

To build teams that can move mountains

Florent Lothon

on 21 November 2012

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Transcript of Introduction to Tribal Leadership

5 5 stages | 5 languages 1 2 3 4 5 To build teams that can move mountains Tribal Leadership Introduction to The result of a STUDY More than 10 years of watching companies.
Several centuries analyzed.
Observation of language and behavior. 1 2 3 4 "Life sucks" What is a TRIBE? A group of 20 to 150 people who greet when they meet in the street.

A small company is a tribe, a big company is a tribe of tribes. 2% 25% "My life sucks" "I'm great" ("And you're not") 49% "We are great" "Life is great" 22% < 2% http://www.triballeadership.net/ To go further Language : "Life sucks"
Behavior : Sabotage
Relationship : Excluded Language : "My life sucks"
Behavior : Passive victim
Relationship : Isolated Language : "I'm great (and you're not)"
Behavior : Lone Warrior
Relationship : Personal domination Language : "We are great (and they're not)"
Behavior : Tribal Pride
Relationship : Stable partnership Language : "Life is great"
Behavior : Innocent wonderment
Relationship : Team Leverage Points Encourage her to go where the action is (lunch with colleagues, meetings, ...).
Show her that life can work for some and that her own life can improve.
Invite her to cut ties with "life sucks" people. Leverage Points Encourage her to create dyadic relationships (2 persons), including people with "advanced stage 3".
Show her how her work does make an impact. Show her her skills, strengths and potential to develop (positively).
Assign her projects that she can succeed in the short term and don't require excessive follow-up or nagging. Leverage Points Encourage her to form tryadic relationships (3 persons) and work on projects whose success requires partnership.
Show her that real power doesn't come of knowledge but of networks.
Encourage her to use excessive transparency in communicating rather than communicating only the information that others need (stage 3). Triad meet example : "It's been a long time that I wanted to organize your meeting. You share the same values on the management team. You wear both the change in your respective companies. You surely have feedback to share." Conclusion While tribal leaders work for the good of the group, not for themselves, they are rewarded with loyalty, hard work, innovation and collaboration. The tribe produces work of the highest quality in less time. ("And they're not") Core values Noble Cause Outcomes Assets Behaviors Strategy Assets sufficient for the Outcomes? Enough Assets for Behaviors? Will Behaviors accomplish Outcomes? What do we want? What do we have? What do we do? The strategy must emerge from the tribe as a whole and the context (economic, technological, etc.) rather than the vision of one leader. http://www.culturesync.net/toolbox/ Each step builds on the achievements of the previous Within a stage 5 company, the hierarchy does not fit.
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