Many business people reading this post know that building a balanced, thriving tribe usually takes thought, work, and patience. Once in a while, however, a tribe is born in a split second.
A good tribe? Not necessarily. But that is beside the point.
Well into the story, Abernethy invaded the Crime Squad's office in Edinburgh for the first time. He read the sign on the door. "Crime Squad," he sneered, sounding amused as he took in the office and its inhabitants. He patronized the music being played and surveyed the premises as if he was thinking of moving in. He lifted a coffee mug from a desk, slurped from it, then made a disgusted face.
"The three Crime Squad officers," says Rankin, "were like a frozen tableau. Suddenly they looked like a unit: it had taken Abernethy to do that."
From co-workers to tribe in all of ten seconds.
What common enemy can you think of that could galvanize your tribe into action?