When I heard we were going to be discussing Seth Godin’s latest book Tribes in my PR class, I was ecstatic to say the least! I was introduced to Seth Godin this past summer during my internship with Catalyst. He was one of our main stage speakers during the October conference. (OK–I promise that’s my last shameless hyperlink to the company I love!)
During the conference, we gave all 12,000 attendees a copy of Godin’s book Tribes—which has proved helpful in seeing the model of leadership as it is intended to be. In Tribes, Godin depicts the art of leadership beautifully. We learn that it only takes two things to turn a group of people into a tribe:
-A shared interest
-A way to communicate
Tribes are described to be those individuals directly effected by a certain leadership. They are a community, a force, and when a tribe is ran correctly, great and powerful things can and will occur.
One major point that Godin stressed that I loved states, “Part of leadership (a big part of it actually) is the ability to stick with the dream for a long time. Long enough that the critics realize that you’re going to get there one way or another…so they follow.” (pg. 132)*
I think that this statement has more truth to it than we care to hear. We are creative beings by nature. We each have countless dreams and goals that long to be realized and pursued. Intentionality and endurance to see these dreams come to fruition, is half the battle.
*Excerpt from Seth Godin’s book, Tribes.