In his best-selling book Tribes, marketing guru Seth Godin suggests we are all the chief of our own Tribe. My tribe includes past Vistage members, GrowSmart graduates, colleagues, and friends.
Why host a tribal meeting? One might think in today’s world of instant and digital communication there would be less need for tribes to meet. I disagree. I believe the need for tribal connection is greater today than ever, for three reasons:
1). I believe you have an incredibly tough job. Most of my tribal members are small business owners and their executives. We live and work in a world of great uncertainty despite the amazing amount of data available to each of us with a single click. We're uncertain whether we should buy or sell. Hire or fire. Go fast or slow. Strategic decisions like these may be easier to make with the help of small business experts with extensive knowledge and experience.
This year's conference (my tribal meeting) will feature 10 expert speakers on the topics of entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, and work/life balance (happiness).