3 Reasons We Need Our Tribes NOW!

the book thriving tribe
Leah Dean

Today’s blog is about discovering why we need to think about our tribes right NOW! I hope you will feel my passion and share in the urgency. Our tribes really do matter. 

Why is this idea of tribe important?

The more I have read, researched, and written, the more I have learned about why now, more than at any other time in our history, we need to talk about our tribes. For me, it comes down to three simple, but powerful words - I call them the three R’s.

  1. Relationships
  2. Rejection
  3. Reliance

Let me explain…

Relationships are important

We need relationships to THRIVE, they are not optional. It’s 2020 and it’s almost as if the lenses on our glasses have been strengthened. Suddenly, we can see in a whole new way - the divides, isolation, and loneliness that are attacking the world in epic proportions. Research shows that our relationships impact our physical, mental, and emotional health and that we need each other! As we try to navigate the pandemic, economic, political, and racial tensions and then heal, now is the time to think about our relationships differently, now is that time more than ever before. 

We have been negatively impacted by rejection for far too long

At some point in our lives, we have all experienced rejection. It could have been an interaction on the playground, a failed relationship, or even lost opportunities at work. Perhaps you have encountered racism - rejection in one of its most sinister forms. I have talked to so many people, so many women, who are scared or scarred by rejection, and it’s time to shift our mindsets, time to change the narrative, time to heal.  

The world relies on women 

Last but not least, I think the world needs women. We are the birth givers, the nurtures and our role in society puts us in a position of influence. If anyone is positioned to help us think about relationships differently I think women can lead the way.

I hope to create a world where no woman, and by extension, the lives that we touch, will ever have to be alone. We need people and they need us. It’s time to shift our mindsets and do it differently. These are the goals of this blog, my book, and the programs & events I have created. So, let’s get started! 

Let’s Assemble the Tribe! 



P.S. It’s your turn

Our thoughts are the beginning of change. As you close this message, spend a few moments thinking about why redefining and rediscovering our tribes at this time in the world’s history might be important for you. 

P.P.S. For more information visit my website at www.leahjmdean.com and download my book’s Table of Contents and Introduction! While you are there, don’t forget to join the tribe!


Meet The Author

Leah JM Dean is a leadership strategist, tribe formation expert, certified strengths coach, best-selling author, facilitator, speaker, and founder of the women’s leadership program, the Tribe Advantage. She is on a mission to help women and organizations all across the globe transform their tribes in life and leadership. To learn more about Leah's work, her best-selling book Assemble the Tribe, or join The Tribe Advantage Leadership Program, visit www.leahjmdean.com. Leah lives in Bermuda with her husband and two children.