Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061251320, 303pp.
Publication Date: June 2011
Every organization is composed of tribes naturally occurring groups of between 20 and 150 people. Until now, only a few leaders could identify and develop their tribes, and those rare individuals were rewarded with loyalty, productivity, and industry-changing innovation. Tribal Leadership shows leaders how to assess, identify, and upgrade their tribes' cultures, one stage at a time. The result is an organization that can thrive in any economy.
John King is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural History at the University of Warwick. Manuel Alvarado is Head of Education in the Research Division of the British Film Institute. Ana M. Lopez is Associate Professor of Communications at Tulane University, where she teaches Film and Cultural Studies with a Latin American focus.
Halee Fischer-Wright is a former partner of CultureSync and a practicing physician and faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
“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.”
“[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.
“Leaders of both for profit and non-profit organizations, including politicians, and can benefit from perusing Tribal Leadership.”
-McClatchy-Tribune News Service