For many years I toiled in the confines of a large corporation, struggling to maintain motivation in a role that just didn't give me a sense of purpose. Seth's work helped sustain me, and inspire me during this time. Trying to find a sense of purpose, I helped form a Tribe (even before Seth gave it a name) within the organization with the goal to improve employee engagement; this is now the focus of passion and my new business (Psyche).

While I always appreciate Seth for many things, like his approach to giving his gifts for free, his style, or his ability to impart great wisdom in a short blog post (every day!!), lately his gift to me has been motivation. Starting a business is fraught with financial and emotional peril, but when my motivation drops all I have to do is listen to 5-10 minutes of Linchpin on my iPhone, or read Seth's daily blog post, to get energized all over again.

Thank you Seth for sharing your gifts, and I look forward to another 50 years!!

Happy Birthday!


What does a leader look like? I've met leaders all over the world, on several continents, and in every profession. I've met young leaders and old ones, leaders with big tribes and tiny ones. I can tell you this: leaders have nothing in common. They don't share gender or income level or geography. There's no gene, no schooling, no parentage, no profession. In other words, leaders aren't born. I'm sure of it. Actually, they do have one thing in common. Every tribe leader I've met shares one thing: the decision to lead.