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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tribal Leadership: Stage 5 Tribes

Stage Five Tribes: “Life is Great” is the mantra of the rare 2% of tribes that make it to this level. These are the folks that operate at a level above the fray. They change the world, so there are only a very few of them out there. This rare tribe decides to have global impact over merely tribal competition and even being great themselves. They’re literally out to “save the world.” The authors note how rare such tribes are, and if the book has any failing, it’s that this stage is not discussed in anywhere near the depth I would have liked. I think it’s because the authors were spending the time where they thought they could do the most good for the most tribes. Some examples of stage five tribes that produce amazing innovations: Amgen, Macintosh, and the 1980’s USA hockey team. Just think what could happen in the world if we could get the level of tribes at this stage from 2% to 10%.

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