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IATF Teamwork & Leadership Ideas Newsletter -- November 2008

Tomheck100 It's Tom Heck with your November 2008 edition of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators e-Newsletter.

My family is about to celebrate Thanksgiving.  This is one of my favorite holidays because it focuses on coming together as community / family and being thankful.  I'm thankful for so much in my life including you (my readers). 

I recently interviewed Seth Godin about his wonderful new book TRIBES (recording below) and that book asks a very powerful question:

"Are you doing something worth following?"

This question has inspired me to lead a series of interactive telephone conference calls on just this question.  If you want to be able to answer "YES, I do something worth following!" then this will be for you.  I'll lead these in early 2009 and will send details to you soon. 

When I work with teams and the people who lead them I always ask that people stretch and step outside their "Comfort Zone" because that's where all significant growth happens.  How can we expect those we serve to stretch unless we lead the way (that's what leaders do - - they lead!). In early December I'm going to step outside my own Comfort Zone in a big way by taking a 10-day silent meditation course.  I've never done anything like this before and I have my good friend John Miles at to thank for both introducing me to this opportunity and gently encouraging me to go.

Tom Heck
President and Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators

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Seth Godin -- author of the bestselling leadership book "TRIBES" -- leadership TeleSeminar at the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators

One question - - and if you find it difficult to answer then you’re not living up to your potential...

Are you doing something worth following?

If you hesitated AT ALL then I’ve got good news!

Seth Godin, the worlds most famous marketing guru, visited the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators on November 19, 2008 to share the key lessons from his newest book:

“TRIBES -- We Need You To Lead Us”

Instant National Bestseller

# 5 on Amazon (all books)
# 13 on the New York Times Bestseller list
# 1 on the iTunes Audiobook bestseller list
# 4 in the Wall Street Journal

What is the one thing Seth wants you to learn from TRIBES?

Tribes You can lead. You must lead. If you care about something, you can do something about it, right now, with no money and no connections. That's the way it almost always happens, and it can happen that way for you.

Learn from Seth Godin in this live and interactive TeleSeminar.

Seth Godin is famous for his cutting edge out-of-the-box thinking on marketing so I was both surprised and delighted to read TRIBES which focuses on leadership.

TRIBES is unlike any book on leadership you’ve ever read.

It hits the mark in a unique way -- a way only Seth Godin could do.

--->  CLICK HERE to access the recording of this informative 60 minute TeleSeminar.

Access more great audio interview recordings insdie the IATF Members Only Area.

Other TRIBE resources:

Seth's Squidoo "lens" on TRIBES HERE (mentioned in the audio above)

The TRIBES "Case Book" is HERE

TRIBES Q&A e-book is HERE

Watch Seth Godin deliver a 73 minute PowerPoint presentation on TRIBES in NYC -- video is HERE

Seth's blog is HERE (highly recommended!)

TRIBAL Leadership Skills

The best "Tribal Leaders" use a "Coach Approach".  Learn how to lead using a Coach Approach at the IATF leadership program Leader As Coach Fast Track Program