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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 26

ALIGN YOUR TRIBE

Some warriors sat down and drew a map of their tribal territory. It was a bloody map. Tribes fighting against each other; walls and barricades being erected to defend territory wherever possible. They showed the map to their tribal chief who was aghast. He saw that the bloodshed did not come from wars with other tribes: it came from warring factions within his own tribe. At that moment, he knew the survival of his tribe was at stake: he had to act fast.

The tribe in question was not a traditional society. It was the Central Bank of a very large country; the warriors were some senior officials and the chief was the Governor of the bank.

In many ways the result was typical of what happens when a firm maps its territory. ...

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