I can remember the first time I heard about Chris Brogan. He had made a comment on a blog post or in an interview where he revealed his consulting fee. I can remember chatting about it with a few buddies at work. I think everyone of us were thinking that finding a consulting gig might not be a bad idea. Shortly after, we decided to read Chris and Julien Smith’s book, “Trust Agents” (amazon affiliate link).
Chris and Julien’s book is great and they share a number of ideas that you can use to make a major impact in your life. Ever since then, I have been a big fan of Chris’ but there were parts to him that have remained a mystery until recently.
While on a long drive from Salt Lake City to St. George, I decided to listen to an audio book by Dave Logan and called “Tribal Leadership” (amazon affiliate link). Several of us from work had read the book a couple years ago and it made a major impact on how we operated, but as listened to the book this time around, I picked up on a variety of insights that I had missed the first time around and this is where I finally figured out why Chris Brogan is such an amazing business leader.
If you are interested in evolving your career, “Tribal Leadership” (amazon affiliate link) is, by far, one of the most insightful books you will ever have the opportunity to read. Let’s face it, leadership is not a natural process for all of us and even if you have some leadership abilities, aren’t we all capable of getting better? This book breaks down leadership levels into five basic groups and then walks you through the characteristics of each and what you must do to progress and ultimately help others progress.
Without revealing too much about the book, Chris Brogan definitely falls between the 4th and 5th stages that are described in the book. What do these stages look like? Think about Chris for a minute. He is about bringing people together and helping businesses form thriving communities. He is genuinely interested in helping others succeed and find meaning in their lives.
If you want to learn to be more like Chris, you don’t need to:
- Grow a big scruffy beard.
- Buy a gorgeous Camero.
- Make videos for your blog late into the night.
What you should do is:
- Stop reading this post.
- Head on over to Amazon and order a copy of “Tribal Leadership” (amazon affiliate link) and “Trust Agents.”
- Read “Tribal Leadership” first.
- Evaluate where you fall in the different stages listed in the book and start making the changes you need to in order to become a great leader.
- Read “Trust Agents” second and look for ways to accentuate the skills and ideas you learned in “Tribal Leadership.”
- Start building your tribe.
Good luck. God Speed. Go get ‘em.