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If you’ve ever checked out Seth Godin’s blog, you know his stimulating and direct blend of writing. He continues with this style in Tribes – where he explains how real world leaders are able to initiate change by getting past their fear and that settling for mediocrity is dangerous.
I’m a big fan of the layout of this book. Instead of having “traditional” chapters, bold headings prepare the reader for short paragraphs that hold valuable insights into this bestselling authors mind.
Seth proves how today is the perfect time to lead, as we have unlimited tools and advantages at our disposal. The specific technology we can use to lead is irrelevant – what’s important is that reaching an audience will only continue to get easier. Tribes lacks the simplified checklist of things you can do to be a better leader (as it should). If it were so easy, everyone would be doing it.
So what are people looking for in a leader? Seth argues that the ability to listen is a much desired trait, however very difficult to come by from those who lead – and the big secret revolves around active listening. The ability to absorb information around you provides value in order to make that important business decision.
My paperback copy of Tribes is only 125 pages long– yet it feels like an endless source of motivating material. I definitely recommend picking up a copy for yourself.
I’ll end this short and sweet review with one of my favorite quotes from the book…
“A thermostat is far more valuable than a thermometer.”
And every organization needs a thermostat.
Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.