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. […]
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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 […]
In true Tom Peters style, the concept of Brand You was ahead of its time. Tom introduced it in a Fast Company article in August 1997: “The Brand Called You.” It’s been causing quite a stir ever since—with critics decrying self-promotion—and only with the advent of social media did it start to gain wide acceptance. […]
Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage…
I like how this particular quote from Tom ties in with my oft-written We build our communities with our conversations. This is how we build our communities–whether it be a brownie troop or a factory floor–and how we head off those erroneous beliefs that lead to conflict.
For the writer, the first draft is a failure. The first draft is to the final story as that odd block of marble was to Michelangelo’s David. People who wish to have written never get past the first draft because they expect the work to be at least acceptable. When their words do not rise […]
As I’m reading Tom Peter’s Excellence. No Excuses.
Tom Peters writes: Every Task Leader’s Job No.1 is Inclusion, Facilitation, Motivation … and Sales.
Tom Peters writes: You … ARE … who you hang out with. What does that say about your day? (Try and add at least one outlier to your portfolio of contacts.)