The inter-connection of the the tribe is much deeper deeper than we normally perceive.
We usually just consider that the leader leads the tribe, and the tribe follows. If the leader does well, the tribe does well.
Yet there is something much deeper happening that we don’t often see.
It is not just about how the leader is, nor is it about the state of the tribe, the reflection of the leader in each member of the tribe, and the reflection of each member in the leader, is far more intertwined.
In fact, if we look closely enough, over a long enough period of time, everything happening within each member of the tribe, every dream, every accomplishment, every fault, every fear and every trauma, plays out in the relationship of the leader to the tribe.
So does every aspect of the leader’s psyche get played out in the tribe’s relationships not just with the leader, but with each other as well.
Indeed, as we all have massive collections of neurons in our brains that collectively add up to make one whole mind, the collection of tribe members add up to be one whole unit that reflects the leader’s soul.
The real question then becomes, did the leader’s presence call the tribe into being, or did the tribe’s being call in the leader’s presence?
And who evolves first? Does the leader grow as the tribe evolves, or does the tribe grow as the leader evolves?
This tight relationship between leader and tribe is always there, regardless of the type of tribe or the type of leader.
Whether we are part of the tribe or whether we are the leader (and we are all both in some aspect), it is our responsibility to evolve and grow and support each other, so the other may evolve and grow and support us as well.
So who is your tribe? Who are you leading? And are you evolving?