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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

TRIBES...digging a little deeper

Here are some more powerful excerpts from the book titled TRIBES. Go buy it today!

Not all leadership involves getting in the face of the tribe. It takes just as much effort to successfully get out of the way.

Leadership is a choice. It's a choice to not do anything. Lean in, back off, but don't do nothing.

Faith is the unstated component in the work of a leader, and I think faith is underrated.

Changing things, pushing the envelope and creating a future that doesn't exist yet (at the same time you're criticized by everyone else) require bravery.

The secret of being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal. The only thing that makes people and organizations great is their willingness to be not great along the way. The desire to fail on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success.

The Posture Of A Leader
If you hear my idea but don't believe it, that's not your fault, it's mine.
If you see my new product but don't buy it, that's my failure, not yours.
If you attend my presentation and you're bored, that's my fault too.
If I fail to persuade you to implement a policy that supports my tribe, that's due to my lack of passion or skill, not your shortsightedness.