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Tribes – Leadership

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The book Tribes by Seth Godin at first blush was just another book that is trying to take a new angle on an old topic.  There is so much on leadership available to read that rehashes the same ideas (albiet with a different style of communicating with each author).

Book Review

Book Review

I personally enjoy Mr. Godin’s work and his style, so of course, I purchased the book to see what else he has to say on the topic.

Now, I am not going to say that I learn an brand new way of thinking or see, however I am going to say that the clarity of exploring leadership and the art of leading really developed in my mind by considering the core of Mr. Godin’s message.  Challenging the status quo is not a new idea, however utilizing abnormalities of acceptance in a way that is acceptable to you and even instigates enthusiasm and excitement is the key and solution that most are unwilling to approach.

Developing a “following” is not the same as  what Mr. Godin indicates is a “tribe”.  A following are those willing to listen and attend, however there is a new level with tribes, since these people are willing to act, explore and produce accoridngly.  The topic really doesn’t matter and we are not just talking about business.

Building atribe starts with YOU.  It is you interest, your promotion and your drive that builds other to be intrigued to follow and then you continued challenge that drives changes that engage followers to join the tribe.

Conceptually the topic is very apparent and considering Mr. Godin’s examples, the results appear to be very promising and possible.  It is worth exploring the people referred to and through your own analytical approach, contrasting their experience to your own and obviously, identifying the opportunities.

I would definitely recommend this book to those with the patience to not just read, but considering through repeated study the application, defining the application and pursuing the experiment of adapting it.  This is not a book for those who just want to be presented an idea to add to their bank of knowledge.


Written by ebookwisdom

October 9, 2009 at 6:33 pm

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