Summary of Tribal Leadership

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Tribal Leadership summary
Everyone belongs to various tribes. Are yours making an impact?


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Leadership expert David Logan explains the phenomenon of tribes and details the five stages of their evolution. At their worst, he says, tribes are destructive, but at their best they can change the world. If you’re wondering how to “nudge” your tribe along its evolutionary path, getAbstract suggests this lecture for you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What characteristics distinguish a tribe,
  • How a tribe can evolve through five stages,
  • How leaders can urge their tribe to the next stage and
  • How to build a tribe capable of innovation and change on a global scale.


Everyone belongs to a tribe, “naturally occurring groups” of about 20 to 150 people that form in sports arenas, offices and other contexts. Yet not all tribes are equally productive or innovative. Depending on their cultural view, they inhabit one of five “tribal stages”:
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About the Speaker

David Logan, co-author of Tribal Leadership, founded the management consultancy CultureSync and teaches leadership and management at the University of Southern California.

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    James Howdeshell 2 years ago
    Great summery. Video even better. Will start beating drum Monday!
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    amy Cooper 3 years ago
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