Tribal Leadership (HarperBusiness, 2008)

Tribal Leadership was a foundational text for building the culture at Varrow, an IT company we grew at over 70% CAGR for 8 years. Dave Logan and team’s research, insights, and practical guidance on fostering and nurturing tribes was required reading for all our employees for a few years. Tribes form naturally and organically; they’re NOT engineered by management. But there ARE things management can do to support and enable tribal health. There also are bad management practices that can suppress tribes, or worse, create pathological tribal behavior.

Groups of people naturally organize into tribes, around their shared purpose and passion, two of my “P” Principles of Alignment. This is great background reading to better understand the power of those principles, and strategies for leveraging them in your organization.

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