The com­mu­nity rider

Chris­tine Co­maford, is au­thor of Power Your Tribe, SmartTribes and Rules for Rene­gades.

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To hold the flock to­gether in tur­bu­lent times, the leader has to cre­ate a sense of tribe among em­ploy­ees, ob­serves Chris­tine Co­maford, au­thor, Power your Tribe.

In her book, Power Your Tribe, Chris­tine Co­maford talks about cre­at­ing a tribe, a com­mu­nity in an or­ga­ni­za­tion—a con­cept that has lost its sig­nif­i­cance in our hec­tic, in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic world. She re­it­er­ates this con­cept to how teams be­come bril­liant only to­gether, no mat­ter how tur­bu­lent the times are and what ex­ter­nal changes are faced.

Does your com­pany feel like a com­mu­nity? A com­mu­nity has an en­vi­ron­ment rich in safety, be­long­ing, mat­ter­ing. The peo­ple within it have a shared iden­tity, shared be­liefs, shared ex­pec­ta­tions of be­hav­ior. They have the de­sire, and con­sis­tently take the ac­tions, to ex­pand the

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