[“Pardon Me”, which I sent out on the newsletter recently. You can buy the print here etc.]
Eventually, a tribe leader will have to ask herself the question, “Does my tribe ACTUALLY want me to succeed?”
And when she asks that question, sadly, sometimes the tribe will lie to her.
The fact that they’re a member of your tribe, means they’re probably just as selfish and screwed up as you are.
But at least you know that now. Right?
I’m guessing the tribe wouldn’t want you to succeed if you were doing so much for the tribe, that success would mean you would no longer be there for the tribe.
I’m a big fan of Tribes and I have to think that a tribe that is built around you MUST want you to succeed or they wouldn’t be in the tribe at all. They would have already been weeded out.
One last thought. Sometimes, when a tribe leader has a personal agenda that is not actually a part of the tribe mission – that personal agenda drives the tribe to lose support.
Interesting post. With such little to draw on, I have to disagree with the perspective as I see it now. Tribes are built around good ideas and good people. Tribes are intended for success.
An Aside: A bit of Texas History just came to my mind in this reply google “the story of nacogdoches and nakadish “. At least we are not being forced to go somewhere else and start over 🙂
Justin, I totally agree-
Wanting the tribe to succeed and wanting the leader to succeed are two different things- as many ex-tribe leaders found out the hard way 😀
Maybe ‘your’ tribe isn’t yours after all.
Maybe you are ‘their’ leader. 😉
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