The book, Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, is the result of a 10-year study of over 24,000 people. Authors Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright recognized strategies failed 70 percent of the time. In their inquiry as to why this occurred, they discovered Peter Duckers’ statement that “culture eats strategy for breakfast” was true. A big reason is what we call Stage Three culture–49% of corporate America.
A recent participant in a two day Tribal Leadership Training sent me this video as a perfect example of Stage Three behavior. At Stage Three, the language you hear is “I, me, my” and the background conversation that is oozing out is “I’m GREAT!” (and you’re not.)