Seth Godin’s recent blog post about what makes a great blogger got me thinking, who is my tribe? I initially started this blog in order to help organize my thinking and progress my ideas beyond meandering thoughts. But, MS Word could have done that. There is another reason why I blog. I am hoping that like minded people (my tribe) will find my posts interesting enough to want to dialogue on these subjects. Thereby, taking the ideas to another level.
So that brings me back to Seth’s question which is, “who is my tribe?”. After thinking about this, I believe that my tribe is made up of those who are passionate that the way we do business can/should be improved. That may be too broad for a tribe, but I am hoping not.
My life on the road to “Future Business”
- Started with a general interest in IT as a means to do things more efficiently
- With the the advent of the web I turned to eCommerce as a great new channel through which to sell
- Late 90’s I focused on Systems Requirements Analysis and Process Consulting as a way to turn business goals into realities
- Around 2000 I realized the power of Knowledge Management as a game-changing concept and have been hooked into various flavors of it ever since
Any of this sound familiar? Are you a part of this tribe?
Marcus Buckingham wrote a book called “Now, Discover Your Strengths” and with it you get access to his StrengthsFinder application which, after a 100 or so questions, will tell you his interpretation of what your strengths are. Mine always comes back as #1: Future Focused. Anyone else get that in the top 5?
I am just a novice tribe builder and while I am just as happy joining other tribes, I do like to be a leader wherever I go. Any tribes that you suggest I should join based on the info above?