Archive for the 'Tom Peters' Category

WHO IS A MEMBER OF YOUR ORGANIZATION…?

December 7th, 2015

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ONE DAMN THING AFTER THE OTHER…!

November 16th, 2015

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HOW CAN I LISTEN BETTER…?

November 1st, 2015

One of the actions I occasionally take is to walk the halls with a student. I tell my students that what happens in the hallway stays in the hallway (with the caveat that if I think they’re in danger I will take steps to protect them). I ask questions, they talk, I listen. The process […]

ME THINKS THAT TOM PETERS IS FAR TOO KIND…

October 27th, 2015

One of my heroes, Admiral Hyman Rickover, was more emphatic: Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Previously…

MAKE ABNORMAL THE NEW NORMAL

September 28th, 2015

WHAT GOOD IDEAS CAN I (YOU) LAUNCH…?

September 21st, 2015

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FICTION IS AN EXPLORATION OF THE POSSIBLES…

September 14th, 2015

BUSINESS AS ADVENTURES AND BOOBY PRIZES…

August 31st, 2015

LISTEN, LISTEN SOME MORE, LISTEN AGAIN…

August 24th, 2015

LOVE, AFFECTION AND MY INTERNAL CUSTOMERS…

July 13th, 2015

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WE ARE WHO AND WHAT WE PUT INTO OUR LIVES…

July 6th, 2015

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THRIVING ON, AND RELISHING, CHAOS…

May 4th, 2015

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WHAT CAN YOU ACCOMPLISH IN 10 MINUTES…?

April 13th, 2015

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MAXIMIZE RELATIONSHIPS; MAXIMIZE PROFIT…

April 6th, 2015

MULTITASKING IS FOR FOOLS…

February 16th, 2015

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TOM PETERS, HYMAN RICKOVER AND LEARNING…

February 2nd, 2015

This meshes neatly with Admiral Hyman Rickover’s talk at Columbia University in 1982. After a lifetime of work I conclude that what can be said about doing a job is hardly enough for one lecture, let alone an entire field of study. The key points of such a lecture I would summarize as follows: Human […]

FOCUS ON ALLIES, NOT ADVERSARIES…

November 3rd, 2014

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TEAR DOWN THAT WALL…

October 20th, 2014

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TALENT IS AN INVENTION LIKE PHLOGISTON

September 13th, 2014

Many people not only fail to become outstandingly good at what they do … they frequently don’t even get any better [at doing it] than they were when they started. — Geoff Colvin in Talent Is Overrated This is an alarming state of affairs for anyone who wants to stay working in today’s competitive world. […]

TIME FOR A BIT GERMINATION…

September 12th, 2014

Tom continues to refine his ideas about how you can best put the Brand You concept into action in your professional life. His latest oeuvre is called Excellence. NO EXCUSES! and it contains several chapters that will give you ideas for giving your brand a boost. The first chapter we’ve chosen offers this nugget from […]

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