1/ I find most management books utter BS.
There is ONE model shared with me that I have liked a LOT first shared with me by a friend and CIO of a $30B+ firm.
2/ Tribal Leadership. You don't need to read the book.
The gist is this: there are a handful of TRIBES, each has a defining mantra...
5/ The next tribe (better than prior but cancerous for teams):
"I'M GREAT, YOU'RE NOT" - these are teams w/ 1+ people who are not 'team players'; view credit + compensation as zero-sum; silo information; ego-driven, critical self-aggrandizing + stimulate alliances against them
6/ The last tribe are most hedge funds, law firms, small transient partnerships, poorly performing star-driven sport teams. The next tribe:
"WE'RE GREAT, THEY'RE NOT"
The bigger the outside competitor, the greater the camaraderie + stronger the team--BUT extrinsically motivated
7/ The final tribe: "LIFE IS GREAT". Here the team is focused not on extrinsic competitor but intrinsic mission
I'm a bit skeptical of this one--it's not clear if teams feel this way + create success OR success creates the feeling
i think high tides induce innocent wonderment!
8/ If you can get up the scale somewhere between...
"WE'RE GREAT, THEY'RE NOT" (a competitive, tightly unified + allied team)
"LIFE IS GREAT" (a mission-driven team confident or aloof to competition)
...it's a real sweetspot.
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