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Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
Tribal leadership   leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)
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Tribal leadership leadership and strategy (part 2 of 3)

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This webinar (part 2 of 3) focuses on upgrading and stabilizing a tribe in the zone of tribal leadership (stage 4 of 5) and leveraging a tribal strategy. We will explore stage three, stage four, the …

This webinar (part 2 of 3) focuses on upgrading and stabilizing a tribe in the zone of tribal leadership (stage 4 of 5) and leveraging a tribal strategy. We will explore stage three, stage four, the journey from stage three to stage four, and tribal strategy, emphasizing core values, nobles cause, outcomes, assets, and behaviors. We will focus on how a product management & engineering team is optimal, responsive, and competitive in delivering impactful results.

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  • 1. Tribal Leadership in Practice Part 2 of 3: Leadership and Strategy Si Alhirsalhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.comhttp://www.redpointtech.com 1 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Si Alhir - Practitioner (Sinan Si Alhir)~ “Essentialist” and “Resultant” - “Pragmatic not Dogmatic” - “Transformation Artist”~ Over two decades of experience in all aspects of Solutioning: ~ Technology product/services management (planning and marketing) and Engineering (development) ~ Lean, Agile, Scrum, XP, Kanban, Enterprise (Business and Technology) Transformation (Adopt, Scale, Sustain) ~ Consultant, Coach/Mentor, Trainer/Educator, and Conference speaker~ Author (3 books, 2 articles in the Encyclopedia of SE, and other publications)~ CultureSync Approved Tribal Leader Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), IT Project Management Certified Professional (IT Project+), and e-Business Certified Professional (e-Biz+)~ Information ~ Email: salhir@gmail.com Phone: salhir@redpointtech.com 202.596.8202 ~ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/salhir ~ Blog: http://salhir.wordpress.com ~ Twitter: http://twitter.com/SAlhir salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 2 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Tribes, Tribal Leaders, and the Zone of Tribal Leadership~ Tribes and Culture ~ Tribes, naturally forming groups, move one cultural stage at a time on a scale of one-to-five ~ Culture emerges from language (theme), behavior (mood), and relationship structures~ Tribal Leaders and Tribal Leadership ~ Tribal leaders upgrade tribes through cultural stages using leverage points ~ Tribal leadership involves nudging language and fostering relationships salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 3 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Tribal Leadership Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization Cause Alignment Alignment Strategy Natural Thriving Group Organization Culture Commitment Commitment Values A Tribal Leader is a leader who synchronizes culture and strategy, consistently stabilizing and effectively developing other people around them who lead from their role and expertise. Ultimately, the team produces vastly superior results!salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.comhttp://www.redpointtech.com 4 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 5. Stages~ Stage 1: "Life sucks" (2%) - Alienated - Undermining~ Stage 2: "My life sucks" (25%) - Separate - Ineffective~ Stage 3: "I’m great (and you’re not)" (49%) - Personal Domination - Useful (Dyadic)~ Stage 4: "We’re great (and they’re not)" (22%) - Stable Partnership - Important (Triadic)~ Stage 5: "Life is great" (2%) - Team - Vital (Triadic) salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 5 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Stage 3: “I’m Great”~ Personal Domination ~ Dyadic (two-person) relationships (hub with spokes) involving one- on-one conversations ~ Hoard information (where knowledge is power) ~ Try to keep “spokes” from forming relationships ~ Rely on gossip and spies for information ~ Use military or mafia language ~ Hunger for tips/tools/techniques/practices (efficient) ~ Focus and talk about their individual values ~ People commoditized as “means”~ Point of Diminishing Returns ~ Complain: Don’t have enough time and don’t get enough support ~ Complain: Surrounded by less able and less dedicated people ~ Harder they work, less effective they are, and less their efforts seem to matter salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 6 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 7. The Epiphany: “I Am Because We Are”~ Journey from stage three to stage four ~ Awaken to reflect intellectually & emotionally on core assumptions ~ Become aware of deeper insights from which there is no turning back~ First Reflection: “What have I achieved?” ~ Realization: Their achievements are more personal than tribal ~ Realization: Their not making the impact they thought they were~ Second Reflection: “How can I fix this?” ~ Begin preaching “we” system (stage 4) within stage 3 ~ Using “vision”, “partnership”, and “collaboration” ~ Realization: Stage 3 cannot be fixed and must be abandoned salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 7 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 8. The Epiphany: “I Am Because We Are”~ Third Reflection: “What’s the real goal?” ~ Realization: Ego hit of accomplishment (stage 3) isn’t the same as success ~ Realization: Real goal is having an impact on people and betterment of the tribe~ Realization: “I Am Because We Are” ~ Shifts from “I” and dyadic relationships to “we” and networked systems of people ~ Focus on the tribe ~ In service of the institution salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 8 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Stage 4: “We’re Great”~ Tribal Leaders ~ Finding and leveraging commitment to resonant core values ~ Aligning on a noble cause ~ Establishing triadic relationships ~ Building a history-making strategy Cause values salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 9 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Core Values and Noble Cause~ Core Values: “Principles without which life wouldn’t be worth living” ~ Fuels a tribe, and what it “stands in” ~ Timeless ~ A tribe identifies and leverages its core values (not the tribal leader’s but the tribe’s) ~ A tribe lives its core values through its practices ~ A tribal leader follows the core values of the tribe no matter what the cost~ Noble Cause: “Pronouncement of a future state that a tribe will bring about through its coordinated action” ~ The direction of where a tribe is headed, and what it “shoots for” ~ Far-reaching (represents a tribe’s yearnings and aspirations) ~ A tribe aligns on a noble cause (not the tribal leader’s but the tribe’s) ~ Establishes tribal identity and makes leadership possible ~ What a tribe is in “service of” salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 10 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Triads and Triading~ Triads ~ Three-legged relationships ~ Link people together as well as tribes ~ Offer stability, the context for innovation, and scalability ~ Each leg of the structure is responsible for the quality of the relationship between the other two parts~ Triading ~ Fostering a relationship between two people based on core values and mutual self-interest ~ Results in loyalty and followership ~ Know values and current projects of people in network ~ Credibility with both people (they are triading with) ~ Great or world-class at something ~ Has experienced the epiphany ~ Effective triading requires “authenticity”! salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 11 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Tribes, Tribal Leaders, and Tribal Strategy~ Tribes and Culture ~ Tribes, naturally forming groups, move one cultural stage at a time on a scale of one-to-five ~ Culture emerges from language (theme), behavior (mood), and relationship structures~ Tribal Leaders and Tribal Leadership ~ Tribal leaders upgrade tribes through cultural stages using leverage points ~ Tribal leadership involves nudging language and fostering relationships salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 12 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Tribal Leaders and Tribal Strategy~ Tribal Leaders ~ Finding and leveraging commitment to resonant core values ~ Aligning on a noble cause ~ Establishing triadic relationships ~ Building a history-making strategy Outcomes Assets Will Sufficient Behaviors for the Accomplish Outcomes? Outcomes? Noble Cause Core Values Assets Behaviors Enough Assets for Behaviors? salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 13 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 14. Tribal Leaders and Tribal Strategy~ Tribal Strategy (versus a Personal Strategy) ~ Set by the tribal leader and takes everything into account ~ People can join in only if they are at stages 3, 4, or 5 ~ Three separate and interlocking discussions that flow from core values and noble cause ~ Three questions, which the tribe must answer “yes” to before the strategy can be successfully implemented Outcomes Assets Will Sufficient Behaviors for the Accomplish Outcomes? Outcomes? Noble Cause Core Values Assets Behaviors Enough Assets for Behaviors? salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 14 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 15. Core Values, Noble Cause, and Outcomes~ Core Values and Noble Cause ~ Core Values: Fuels, “stands in”, and timeless ~ Noble Cause: Direction, what the tribe “shoots for”, and far- reaching (yearnings and aspirations) ~ A tribal leader engages a tribe in an exploratory process ~What the tribe stands for (values) ~What it lives for (noble cause)~ Outcomes (“What do we want”) ~ A conversation about what we want ~ Should be big, specific, measurable, and set in time ~ A tribal leader should ensure outcomes are in line with the tribe’s core values and noble cause salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 15 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 16. Assets and Behaviors~ Assets (“What do we have”) ~ A conversation about what we have ~ Should be heavy, varied, and specific so that they overwhelm the outcome ~ Test Question #1: Assets Sufficient for the Outcomes?~ Behaviors (“What we will do”) ~ A conversation about what we will do ~ Should be general, consistent, and forwarding so that when accomplished they become assets ~ Test Question#2: Enough Assets for Behaviors? ~ Test Question #3: Will Behaviors Accomplish Outcomes? salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 16 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 17. Strategy at Scale~ Strategy works at every scale~ Behaviors flow down to outcomes at the next level~ Strategies cascade up~ Strategies ~ Coordinated and network together ~ Interlock and form interdependent partnerships ~ Foster mutual accountability salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 17 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 18. Conclusion~ Tribes and Tribal Leaders ~ Tribes and Culture ~ Tribal Leaders and Tribal Leadership ~ Tribal Stages~ Tribal Leadership ~ Stage 3, The Epiphany, and Stage 4 ~ Core Values and Noble Cause ~ Triads and Triading~ Tribal Strategy ~ Core Values, Noble Cause, and Outcomes ~ Assets and Behaviors ~ Scale salhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.com http://www.redpointtech.com 18 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.
  • 19. Thank You Si Alhirsalhir@redpointtech.com Tribal Leadership salhir@gmail.com http://salhir.wordpress.comhttp://www.redpointtech.com 19 Copyright (c) 2010 Sinan Si Alhir. All rights reserved.

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