Positioned For Peace
3. Build Your Tribe
“a group of partners or supporters linked by demographics or interests sharing common goals”
Every good Peacemaker understands the need to have wise counsel. It’s important to surround yourself with people who understand the cause, trust you as a leader and fully support your vision for peace.
Your most essential tribe members are those who have first hand experience with the conflict at hand or those who sincerely empathize and welcome change.
2 Ways to Build Your Tribe
- Recruit people who are actively working to make peaceful change in the community
- Understand your weaknesses and recruit people who are strong in your weak areas.
The Value of Building Your Tribe
As an individual, you will not appeal to everyone. You need a diverse tribe to reach those that you are unable to reach and to complete your circle of influence. Your tribe will bring out the best in you and help you lead more effectively.
“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” ~Mother Teresa