The stage is evident from language, behavior, and relationship structures within the organization.
Higher cultural stages outperform lower cultural stages.
Organizations can move up one stage at a time.
“ Stage Inflation” - What is the actual stage, not what do you want it to be (people often inflate their organization’s stage by one).
Cultural Map The Five Stages of Culture From Tribal Leadership , Logan, King & Fischer-Wright, 2008, HarperCollins Stage % Behavior Relationship to people Language 5 2% Innocent Wonderment Team “ Life is great” 4 22% Tribal Pride Stable Partnership “ We’re great” 3 49% Lone Warrior Personal Domination “ I’m great” 2 25% Apathetic Victim Separate “ My life sucks” 1 2% Undermining Alienated “ Life Sucks”
Cultural Anatomy Stage 1: Exterior Monad Stage 2: Interior Monad Stage 3: Hub & Spoke Dyads Stage 4: Stable Partnership Triads Stage 5: Webbed Network Team From Tribal Leadership , Logan, King & Fischer-Wright, 2008, HarperCollins
Stage One & Two
Stage 1: "Life sucks" (2% of tribes)
Alienated – Undermining
Often in the criminal cluster
People act out in despairingly hostile ways
Life is unfair so anything is permissible
Biggest Complaint: Personal safety
Stage 2: "My life sucks" (25% of tribes)
Separate – Ineffective
Passive antagonism, arms crossed, and resigned
“ We tried this before. Didn’t work then, won’t work now. This too shall fail.”
Biggest Complaint: The Management
Stage 3: "I’m great (and you’re not)" (49% of tribes)
Personal Domination - Useful (Dyadic)
Dyadic (two-person) relationships (hub with spokes) involving one-on-one conversations.
Hoard information (where knowledge is power).
Maintain control by trying 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 personal values and interests.
People commoditized as “means.”
Don’t have enough time and don’t get enough support
Surrounded by less able and less dedicated people
People who disagree with them
Stage 4: "We’re great (and they’re not)" (22% of tribes)
Stable Partnership - Important (Triadic)
Values guide decision making
Building the careers of people they work with
Inspires collaborative behavior that overcomes personal differences
Clusters of highly networked people who share values
Biggest Complaint: Finding enough collaborative individuals to bring into existing groups
Stage 5: "Life is great" (2% of tribes)
Team - Vital (Triadic)
Building bridges across tribes
Clusters of groups out to change to the world
Teams of teams focused on making history
Mission, vision and/or values tells people in the organization who they are
Biggest Complaint: There's so much good to do, what should we do next?
5 Stages of Culture % of Tribes at each Stage Low Performing High Performing
What Stage is your Organization?
What is the language and behavioral patterns?
What are the typical relationship structures?
People trained in Tribal Leadership can detect the Stage within a few minutes of walking into a work group
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Access to Greatness Natural Group Thriving Organization ? How do you create a Stage Four or Five culture so you can leverage the full power of your tribe to have a thriving and high performing organization? How to Leverage the Tribal Culture?
What is Tribal Leadership?
Tribal Leadership is a way of providing effective leadership to an organization through building a great organization of people making history together.
Tribal Leadership starts with recognizing which stage you have, and doesn’t stop until you reach Stage Five.
What is a Tribal Leader?
A Tribal Leader is a person who
Synchronizes culture and strategy.
Consistently stabilizes and effectively develops other people around them.
Empowers people to lead from their role and expertise.
Ultimately, the organization produces vastly superior results!
Benefits of Being a Tribal Leader
Productivity and profitability.
Career advancement for self and others.
Invent “best practices.”
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Details about diagnosing the stage of your organization.
How to create stable partnerships.
The role of core values and noble cause.
How to upgrade and stabilizing each stage of culture one level at a time from where you are at.