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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness; Reprint edition (June 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061251321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061251320
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The authors, management consultants and partners of JeffersonLarsonSmith, offer a fascinating look at corporate tribes—groups of 20–150 people within a company that come together on their own rather than through management decisions—and how executives can use tribes to maximize productivity and profit. Drawing upon research from a 10-year study of more than 24,000 people in two dozen organizations, they argue that tribes have the greatest influence in determining how much and what quality work gets done. The authors identify the five stages of employee tribal development—Life sucks, My life sucks, I'm great and you're not, We're great and Life is great—and offer advice on how to manage these groups. They also share insights from the health care, philanthropic, engineering, biotechnology and other industries and include key points lists for each chapter. Particularly useful is the Tribal Leader's Cheat Sheet, which helps determine and assess success indicators. Well written and enlightening, this book will be of interest to business professionals at all levels. (Feb.)
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“Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. I learned about myself and learned lessons I will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life.” (John W. Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO napster Inc.)

“[A]n unusually nuanced view of high-performance cultures. . . . [S]hare the book with your Type A’s and prima donnas, as it expertly describes the tension between loners who perform exceptionally and those who perform exceptionally but who measure success as part of a team.” (Inc.)

“[T]he most thorough and unique book to come along pertaining to organizational dynamics in quite some time....Whether you’re trying to move an organization forward or trying to move forward yourself, Tribal Leadership is a great place to begin your efforts. (Business Lexington)

“Leaders of both for profit and non-profit organizations, including politicians, and can benefit from perusing Tribal Leadership.” (McClatchy-Tribune News Service)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ponphair on Feb. 13 2012
Format: Paperback
Before entering the final phase of my MBA program I recently began a marathon of business related book reading in order to brush up on my knowledge. I began with classics like "Good to Great" by Jim Collins, "Leading Change" by John Kotter and though these are great books I had pretty much covered all the material in the MBA program. Reading these books was more of a review than injecting any new materials.

The reason for my marathon read (of about ten books) was that during my education I felt that there was an essential component that was missing. I was on a mission searching for this missing link. Through one of my network connections I had been given the suggestion to read Tribal Leadership.
Despite my suspicion of "new age" style literature I am very glad that I listened to them. I can, without a doubt, claim that that this book was one of the most important books that I have ever read. Not only did the authors supply me with the academic support for many of my own beliefs, they provided me with a new way to view the world, through the language that people use. This book portrayed a very accurate and realistic view that, I believe, can change the world. I know that Tribal Leadership is a huge link in closing the missing elements in my education and personal development.

I easily give this book five stars both for content and style. It was a pleasure to read and it will sit on a prominent place on my shelf of limited but valuable reference books. I would certainly recommend that any leader or manager in any organization pick up this book and give it a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Morris HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on March 21 2012
Format: Hardcover
When I first saw the title of this book before reading it, I immediately recalled great leaders throughout ancient history, including those whom Homer discusses in his two epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey as well as those featured in plays written by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. More than 2,000 years later, the tribal leaders that Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright discuss in this book are "natural leaders," as were Achilles, Odysseus, Orestes, and Oedipus. However, they lead fellow workers rather than warriors to "victory" in the business world rather than on a battlefield. Moreover, what the co-authors mean by a "tribe" is a naturally occurring group of 20-150 people. Viewed this way, an organization becomes an interconnect series of these tribes. The key to changing an organization is to upgrade its tribes, one member at a time, through one stage at a time.

As I shall soon discuss in more detail, their view of stages is the key to getting an organization at least to the fourth of five stages of development. Their view is very practical: how to transform an organization. What they propose is based on a ten-year set of research studies that involved 24,000 people in two dozen organizations, with their members located around the world. The co-authors share what they learned from their research in this book.

For example, how to build and then sustain strong relationships between and among an organization's tribal members. As they explain, "Every tribe has a dominant culture, which we can peg on a one-to-five scale, with Stage Five being most desirable. All things being equal, a Five culture will always outperform a Four culture, which will outperform a Three culture, and so on.
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Really enjoyed this book. It helped to provide succinct language for many things I was doing and a model for progressive actions to be taken. It is great from a theoretical perspective and provides lots of real world examples and practical approaches.
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