A focus on values, principles, and philosophies over specific behaviors

In the book, “Tribal Leadership,” Dave Logan and John King distinguish organizations based on their tribal culture.

Most cultures focus on specific behaviors and practical applications. However, according to Logan’s and King’s extensive research, the most innovative organizations are not guided by behaviors, but rather, by values and principles.

When you’re doing what’s never been done before, there is no map or instruction book. Thus, you’re guided by ideals, and your behavior adjusts to meet the unique contexts you find yourself in.

And that’s the difference.

When you really show up as a leader, you instinctively place an enormous emphasis on teaching and learning. The human capital around you is everything. The better your people become — as people, not employees or “followers” — the more successful and impactful you will all be.

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