Today is the first day of the Tribes: Group Blogging Project and I’ll be leading a conversation over the first 5 pages or so.
I’m excited to lead 30 people or so through Seth Godin’s book Tribes and to learn from one another how to best lead others in our own respective tribes.
There is no “right” way to lead the conversation so I’ll just dive in and review a few tidbits and ask a few questions about the content covered in Seth’s book pages 1-5:
Seth Godin reviews a number of “needs” in terms of leading a successful tribe:
- A shared interest.
- A way to communicate.
- The need to belong.
- The need to belong to more than one tribe.
In what ways have you guys provided for these needs in your respective communities?
For myself I’ve realized that the “shared interest” need is one of the most powerful pieces of the overall puzzle, and I believe social networking, generally speaking, has enabled people to do this at a faster and more effective pace.
One area of improvement that I know I need to personally work on is “Leadership.” I’ve never really considered myself a strong leader and have often found myself more of a “follower.” I think we all are leaders of something (at the office, in ministry, at home) and so I know I need to work on this more and how it plays out in the contexts that I found myself in.
What areas of improvement do you need to work on in light of Seth’s list of needs in the first 5 pages of Tribes?