Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is very different from you average book on leadership. There aren’t any chapters, no to-do lists, or simple formulas. There are however numerous real world illustrations of people who stepped out and banded people together around a cause. They didn’t do it for the money or prestige but because it was the right thing to do. In the middle of these stories are motivational snippets that remind you that sometimes you have to be willing to take a risk and do something that everyone will tell you that you shouldn’t or can’t because “we don’t do things that way.” He uses illustration from business, non-profits, charities, churches, etc. So don’t think that this doesn’t apply to you because it has something for anyone who is passionate about something, anything, and want others to know about it. It is a little dated now as it was published in 2008 but the ideas are just as timeless and definitely worth reading and putting into practice.
As a side note: I didn’t know what to expect from this book and I certainly didn’t expect to finish it in the course of a few hours. But the author keeps you glued to the page as he relates the experiences of himself and others.