Tech And Leadership Articles

Excerpts from Unite The Tribes and related topics

A Nobel Empire

Whether it's a nation or a company, practical ideals produce tangible results. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


American Ingenuity

Tell people that they're brilliant and give them room to prove it for long enough, and they'll show you brilliance every time. We're not smarter than any other race of people. We're just encouraged to go for it. That makes all the difference in the world.


Avoid Cleverness That Brings No Benefits

If you want your company to succeed, focus on developing benefits that your market will want to pay for. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Be Open To New Ideas From Anyone

Class consciousness is incredibly limiting. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Build Strong Alliances

When there's something in it for everyone, you'll have powerful forces at your disposal. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Bunny Slippers

If your people don't learn to lighten up and have a good time, all their hard work and extra effort will run your company straight into the ground.


Business is War

The world is a very competitive place and business is no exception (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Celebrate Victories With Great Enthusiasm

Never underestimate the power of a good party. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Corvettes in the Corporate World

No matter what you do for a living, change will always be a constant in your universe. The best way to manage these little adventures is to develop an attitude of mobility.


Dog Eat Dog

Like it or not, the business world is a highly competitive environment. Those who fail to realize this are easy to spot. They're the ones with teeth marks on their ankles.


Down With the Status Quo!

In order to reach for excellence and put a better plan into action, you must first understand why people cling so tightly to the way things have always been done.


Focus On A Common Enemy

The competitor of my competitor is my friend. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Foster A Culture Of Mobility

Move it or lose it. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Get Dinner or Be Dinner

What does your work group have in common with the zebras of the African plains? Aside from the fact that you both may sport racing stripes as your normal attire, there's much to be learned when it comes to protecting your company and your job.


Give People A Reason To Care About Your Vision

Self interest is your most useful tool for motivation. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Give Your People a Cause to Believe In

If you want passionate people, you have to offer something they care about intensely. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Keep The Goals Believable

When people believe your goals are achievable, they'll engage with great enthusiasm. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Know The Work That You Lead

Workers respect leaders who know what they're doing. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Making a Difference

As you demonstrate to people on a daily basis that you really care about improving their situation, even if you don't always have the immediate solutions, you'll be amazed at the response.


Never Create A Foolproof System

Hiring fools is not a competitive advantage. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Never Leave One Of Your People Behind

If you want loyalty, you have to demonstrate it as well. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Overwhelming Firepower

If you want a seat at the table, you're going to have to fight for it. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Plan Like You're Going To Live Forever

Next time you're planning something, think like an immortal. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Raised by Wolves

In the typical company, people often spend more time engaged in the political struggles of their workgroup than they do getting anything productive done. The predators of other departments are quick to scan your herd for the weak and the slow, and you can probably guess the rest.


Resist Complexity That Brings No Tangible Benefit

Become absolutely ruthless in eliminating any and all time sucking activity that isn't absolutely required. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Shield Your People So That They Can Be Brilliant

Protect your people and they'll walk through fire for you. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Socialize Frequently To Brainstorm

If you want to harness the power of brainstorming in your organization, spend time together having fun. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Speak The Other Person's Language

If you want someone to listen to you, make it easy for them to do so. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


The Elite

When the people at every level of your organization start believing that they're the Elite, they'll start acting that way, too.


The Good of the Company

No one gives a rat's rear end about your company. They care about their own interests. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


The Power Of Unity

The ancient world learned about the strength of unity the hard way when the Romans came to town. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Think In Terms Of Mutual Benefit

Know who you're dealing with and you'll be well on your way to realizing your own dreams. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Tomorrow Comes Quickly

Instead of a quick & dirty approach, take the time to employ long term thinking so that the paycheck you love so much will still be around tomorrow.


Tribal Tendencies

Group dynamics is just corporate speak for barbarian tribal behavior. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Understand The Importance Of Taking Breaks

If you want results, put as much effort into recharging your people as you do working them. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)


Vulcans Need Not Apply

Whenever you have a plan or proposal that requires interaction with others, it invariably has its first encounter with the emotions of the other parties. That's because by default, people tend to consider their own hopes and fears first, and that's an emotional experience.


We Need Leaders

People don't follow authority. They follow leaders. (Excerpt from Unite The Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers)