Wednesday, October 07, 2009

TED Talks - Tribal leadership: David Logan

Interesting talk.
At TEDxUSC, David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form -- in schools, workplaces, even the driver's license bureau. By understanding our shared tribal tendencies, we can help lead each other to become better individuals. (Recorded at TEDxUSC, May 2009, Los Angeles, California. Duration: 16:40)

1 comment:

slark said...

Comment by David Logan at the page (in reply to Ken Wilber/Spiral Dynamics):

Hi Jun,

Thanks for the comment! Yes, Ken advised us in the late stages of the project and I spent several hours with him going over our findings and comparing it to what he had found. We also interviewed Don Beck (author of Spiral Dynamics). For us, the lower left quadrant on Wilber's map is the domain of culture, and is the piece that hasn't been broken down into a developmental scheme (until now). So just as individuals move through stages, cultures move through states. They tend to correlate with one another with a few exceptions: people are more advanced in their own development than tribes to which they belong. So culture is the factor that's holding back development in other areas. If you think about it, most people are operating out of affiliation needs on Maslow, but work in Stage 3 tribes. That's a problem.