Tribal Leadership

Make the Mundane Exciting Again

Recently, I spent a day facilitating a retreat for the leaders of a small company with a grand vision about changing the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. Ten leaders spent the day…

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Tribal Leadership Tip #3

Five Whys to Values A key leverage point from moving Stage Three to Stage Four is to align people on shared values.  So how do figure out what people value? A quick way is to…

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Tribal Leadership Tip #4

Get Out the Managerial Weed Whacker We’re often asked why companies with great cultures don’t always stay great.  Over time, most slip in the self-interests of Stage Three or the “my life sucks” of Stage Two.  One of…

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Tribal Leadership Tip #5

Ban Night of the Living Dead Conversations Most organizations have lots of Stage Three (“I’m great and you’re not”) bullies who thrive on dropping the culture around them to Stage Two (“My life sucks.”) Remember,…

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Tribal Leadership Tip #6

Speak in Stages 2-5 We’ve heard hundreds of speeches from company leaders and most are as impactful as generic mayonnaise. The reason is that most speeches are written in Stage Five, and most people (96%)…

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