John King Tribal Leadership Part 2

Best Selling Author Tribal Leadership John King and Cynder NiemelaTeacher, Thought Leader, and Author of Tribal Leadership:

I first heard about John King and Tribal Leadership at a conference. Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos and the bestselling author of Delivering Happiness, presented with John. I was a huge fan of Zappos and was impressed by how Tony held John is such high esteem.

When Tony said that John showed their leaders how to build resilient organizations by showing them how to assess, identify, and upgrade their tribes’ cultures, one stage at a time … I had to know more. So, I bought the book and nearly finished it on the plane ride home.

The premise is simple in theory: every organization is composed of tribes–naturally occurring groups of 20-150 people. However, few organizations have a repeatable roadmap for leveraging natural groups to build thriving and resilient leaders and organizations.  


This is Part II of my interview with John. In Part I, John discusses his early experience as a professional dancer. He pivoted his career into a successful career as a writer of TV and film scripts. If you haven’t listened to Part I, John’s career path is intriguing. His life experiences, talent, and natural curiosity led him to facilitate and coach for Landmark Education followed by 13 years teaching at the graduate level at the University of Southern California. 

My interview with John will be of benefit if you:

    • Hold a role as business owner, manager, or team leader
    • Aspire to enhance your team leadership skills
    • Have read or plan to read Tribal Leadership and want to know how it came to be

Highlights from my interview with John:

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John King’s bio:

John King is a co-author of The New York Times #1 best selling Tribal Leadership, which changed the trajectory of thinking about organizational culture. 

John is internationally recognized as a senior teacher, coach, and program leader. In addition, all major television networks, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes have featured John’s executive clients. You can read John’s full bio here.

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