Seth Godin is a leading thinker about how people build community and connect with one another. In his book Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us, he defines a Tribe as "a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
He's a great speaker. In this TED Talk, Tribes We Lead, he encourages you to start something; to lead. He says, "You don't need permission from people to lead them. But in case you do, here it is: They're waiting, we're waiting for you to show us where to go next...You don't need charisma to be a leader. Being a leader gives you charisma."
My favorite take away is this...leader's have these 3 things in common:
1. Challenge the status quo.
2. Build a culture: have curiosity about the people in the tribe and outside of it, ask questions and connect people, make people feel missed when they're gone.
3. Commit to the cause and the people who are there.
We all have a capacity to be leaders.