Ready to lead your tribe? Join me, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink and Keith Ferrazzi on Monday

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Some books just get under your skin.

That is how I feel about Seth Godin’s latest book, Tribes.

I have been aware of the book for awhile, when I joined Seth’s experimental online community named Triiibes a few months ago.

I had to laugh when I saw the name for the first time, since I was working on a chapter of my book called Recruit Your Tribe.  I assured Seth that I chose that name before knowing about his new book.  Tribe is a big word around my house since I am married to a Navajo man, and through his company we work with other Native American tribes all over the state of Arizona.

The concept of the book is quite straightforward, quoting Seth: 

“It’s simple:  there are tribes everywhere now, inside and outside of organizations, in public and in private, in nonprofits, in classrooms, across the planet.  Every one of these tribes is yearning for leadership and connection.  This is an opportunity for you –an opportunity to find and assemble a tribe and lead it.  The question isn’t, Is it possible for me to do that? Now the question is, “Will I choose to do it?”

I have been haunted by this question on every one of my coaching calls since I read the book.  A lot of times, clients wonder if they have what it takes to implement a business idea. To make money.  To be able to quit their job and take care of themselves without a paycheck.

But shifting the question to "are you ready to lead your tribe?" brings things to a whole new level.  It changes the game.  The results have already been so powerful they give me the chills.

Finding You

I vividly remember when I decided to find my own tribe, you all.  I knew that I didn’t want to consult in large companies anymore.  The environments were getting more and more toxic.  I knew that most people were interested in getting out, not learning how to operate more effectively as employees.

I felt that there were people I could help.  But I didn’t have any idea how to reach them.  This was before I knew about blogs (really — before starting my blog three years ago, I didn’t know what a blog was and had never read one).

What was I to do, sneak into the cafeterias of former clients and slip their employees fliers?

Thankfully, I started to blog.  And it was like being given a golden key that opened the back door to a vast community of people desperate to know that they weren’t crazy for hating their cushy jobs. I found my people and have been laughing and learning with you ever since.  And as I thought about it, I guess I have been leading too, in my own way. 

For all these reasons, I am really excited to talk to Seth live on Monday about his new book.  And joining us will be Dan Pink, bestselling author of A Whole New Mind and The Adventures of Johnny Bunko and Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone.

Elizabeth Marshall, founder of (and recent co-author herself of The Contrarian Effect with Michael Port) will lead the discussion.

To sign up, go here.

I really hope you can join us. I am very excited about the book and the call.  If you can’t attend live, sign up anyway and you can listen to the recording at your convenience.

Seeing as this panel will happen three days before I turn in the final copy of my own book (October 30, really, this is it!), I am hoping that sitting on a call with three best-selling authors will zap me with some magic book selling mojo-filled fairy dust. A new tribe, perhaps? 🙂

Here is a link to download the recording or listen online if you missed the call!



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12 Responses to “Ready to lead your tribe? Join me, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink and Keith Ferrazzi on Monday”

  1. Bihter says:

    Hi Pamela,

    I’ve been doing some additional research on the author, Chris Flett, that I talked about on my last comment. His company is “GhostCEO” ( and his book is a bestseller. I found it on Amazon here. Anyway, he was in the NY Times last Sunday under the “Career Couch” and he makes reference to women’s blogs like yours so I thought you might like to connect. I’d like to see you interview him and see what he’s all about. I saw on another blog he was a guest blogger. His email is:

    Best wishes,


  2. Bihter says:

    Hi Pamela,

    Just wanted to say that I’ve started reading your blog. I’m wondering if you have heard about the book, “What Men Don’t Tell Women About Business”. I heard the guy (Chris Flett) on the Today Show and thought you probably have already heard of him. I’m wondering what your thoughts were. He seems to be really taking on the ‘Old Boys Club”. I just emailed him, but haven’t heard back.

    Anyway, keep up the great writing.



  3. Gwen says:

    Bummer. I missed the interview, but can’t wait to read the book! Keep up the great work and best wishes with the book!

  4. Frank says:

    It seems us would be entrepreneurs too often long to leave the shackles of the 9-5 only to find our attitude of dependence leads us to looking for a new “boss” in the business world. (A guru, “expert” or other self proclaimed know it all) Before we can lead a tribe we have to lead ourselves out of our fearful dependence.

  5. Bill says:

    I enjoyed the call today. It was great to hear Seth talk for the first time. And I have to say that I thought you added a lot to the conversation with your remarks. Nicely done!

  6. Corey says:

    Thanks for inviting me to this Teleseminar. It was fascinating. There are so many ways of looking at the world and we generally use so few of them.
    Best of luck on finishing your book, Pam. We all look forward to reading it.

    Great to have you on the call Corey — thanks for joining us. I learned lots.

    Now — go lead your tribe! 😉


  7. Stray Cat says:

    Humm… leading a tribe appears to be easy but, what about words like leadership, recognition or expertise? I feel like those are pre-requisites for leading a tribe.

    I have lots of thoughts about this Stray Cat, and will make sure to discuss/ask questions on the call on Monday. I hope you tune in!


  8. Jeremy Day says:


    Great post. I love Seth Godin’s work. Wanted to point out that the second link for Tribes has two i’s in it.

    Always an editor,
    Jeremy 😉

    Thanks so much for stopping by Jeremy!

    You know the funny thing? The second “Tribes” that refers to Seth’s online community actually has three “i’s,” not two! (it is

    So you were spot on that it was misspelled, but just in the direction of one more “i” rather than one less. 🙂


  9. Pamela Slim says:

    @Kelly – I am really excited about the conversation too, especially with Dan and Keith!

    @Matthew, I am your tribe follower right back. Thanks for your ongoing support!

    @Dan I have looked at the cover, what a great idea! Is your pic there? I did see lots of our mutual social media buddies. 🙂

  10. Dan Schawbel says:

    Pam, great review of Seth’s book. I have two copies at home and have been reading it as well. Did you look in the inside cover yet? There are pictures of many people you already know.

  11. I am your tribe follower.

    Where you lead, I will go.

    Looking forward to this event.

  12. Kelly says:

    Excited. I’ve heard Elizabeth talk to Seth for a bit already and it was amazing. I’m about 2/3 done with Tribes, gave away my free copy already. I’m moved by the concept of “not fitting in” that Seth discusses and finding a tribe to lead. Great episode of Oprah today on young entrepreneurs with similar mindset: create the world where you do fit in.

    Anyway, looking forward to it Pam!