"When people signed the Declaration of Independence, they weren't sure what was on the other side. That's how deep change starts: commitment and courage." –Red Room business author Dave Logan.
Dave is offering his book, Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Powerful Organization, at a special price of $12, and for every book purchased, he is donating $2 to charity: water. Dave's insights on what beliefs drive the success or failure of a team have been incredibly helpful to transforming our little team here at Red Room.
This is a great example of innovative leadership to promote one's work while helping a worthy cause. In the same spirit, we asked Red Roomers to blog last week about examples of visionary leadership, and about the qualities that made this leader or leaders succeed. Member Patricia Jamie Lee was succinctly astute in her entry: "Perhaps we should quit waiting for a strong leader and become the one we are waiting for."
A few entries stood out:
- Our first featured entry is a book review is by author Courtney Filigenzi. Courtney says she's "read many books and attended many seminars and classes that discussed leadership, but none of them were as fun and entertaining" as member Len Boswell's e-book The Leadership Secrets of Squirrels. In "Lessons in Leadership," Courtney says Boswell, writing as "Simon Silverback," is "amusing, but right on point."
- In "The Blind Leading the Blind," member Valorie Wells Fenton tells the story of the witty and inspiring mentor who helped her take important steps in her own career as a therapist.
- Member Kelly Tweeddale is the Executive Director of the Seattle Opera, but has found that her gender means she's not treated as an equal by executive-level males. "If I Want Your Advice, I'll Ask..." is her tart rejoinder to this lack of respect.
The bloggers will receive copies of Tribal Leadership, out in paperback on June 7th. Whether you're a CEO, a manager, or just a member of a team who wants to know how to make it work, Dave's insights into "how to assess an organization's tribal culture on a scale from one to five and then implement specific tools to elevate the stage to the next. The result is unprecedented success."
You can check out all the the leadership blog entries here. I hope you'll leave comments on your favorites and share them with your friends. All of Red Room's past blog topics are listed here. Thanks as always for blogging!
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room