I have just discovered, thanks to Nicolas Gros, a very powerful document available for free on the Internet. It is a collective ebook inspired by Seth Godin's book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us.
You can download it here
In a very efficient format, the ebook answers simple but critical questions about tribes: how they start, develop, evolve, change. It's also about the leadership dimension in a tribe, and other key drivers like transparency, engagement, technology, inclusiveness, influence...
What is a tribe? In TheValueWeb, we usually tend to use the word Community, but it doesn't work so well when you're talking about a group of people with "sustained interactivity" and a “larger purpose” that allows members to transcend their own personal interests and issues."
It reminds me the 2 sessions about Tribes we organized in Davos and Egypt with Dan Shapiro (Harvard International Negotiation Initiative), for the World Economic Forum meetings. They showed how leadership and emotions are connected in a deep, intimate, constructive but sometimes dangerous way.
Here, the list of questions first seem more about operational and rational aspects, but when you read answers, it raises so many emotional issues. Just by reading, you recall past experiences within Tribes you have belonged to, and you start feeling the emotions related to those experiences.