Excellence Now

Execution

Bias for Action

Do some­thing. Do any­thing. Now.

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Great PSFs

What makes Pro­fes­sion­al Ser­vice Firms great: integri­ty, lis­ten­ing, and more.

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PXX

Two slides. Open the file to dis­cov­er what PXX means!

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Showing Up Matters

The Delaware team at the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion­al Con­gress had great impact by just being there.

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Managing By Wandering Around

Tom expounds on one of his favorite basics from In Search of Excel­lence.

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Action Summary

A short list of one-lin­ers to inspire imme­di­ate action.

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Innovation NEW—Short

Rethink your idea of inno­va­tion. See also “Inno­va­tion Tac­tics.”

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The Planning 50

Tom presents pros and cons of plan­ning, sys­tems, and mea­sures.

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Innovation IS Strategy

Talk­ing points include: bias for action, inno­vate or die, strat­e­gy sec­ond.

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Tough Times

Tom’s advice for tough times: “Win With the ‘2Es.’ Exe­cu­tion. Excel­lence.”

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House

The TV show House inspired this list of desir­able prac­tices for busi­ness­es and lead­ers.

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Space Matters

Tom explains why who sits next to whom in your office can make a huge dif­fer­ence.

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Frontline Managers

In this video, long­time fan Dave Wheel­er asks how Tom came to focus on front­line man­agers.

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Bias for Action Video

Tom revis­its the first of the basics from In Search of Excel­lence.

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The 3H Video

Howard Schultz, Herb Kelle­her, Con­rad Hilton: Lessons for busi­ness suc­cess.Pow­er­Point, also.

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World Business Forum

At the World Busi­ness Forum in Milan, 2013, Tom talks lead­er­ship. Video.

Politics

In this video, Tom says you must “play pol­i­tics” to get things done. PDF tran­script attached.

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Boss-Free Implementation 2002

Prove your the­o­ry far from the top brass before you pro­pose it to them.

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Boss-Free Implementation

Excel­lence. NO EXCUSES! Appen­dix 1. Exper­i­ment out of the boss’s sight.

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To-Don’t List

Man­agers of all kinds should sup­ple­ment the “To-Do” list with the … “To-Don’t” list.

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War on Systems

Tom’s all in favor of attack­ing your own sys­tems in order to bet­ter serve the cus­tomer.

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The Basics 57

Fifty-sev­en ideas to take you “From Action to Excel­lence.”

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Transformational Change

An out­line for dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing your busi­ness.

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Action NEW

Tom puts some new empha­sis on his bias for action.

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Mini Presentations

Includes: Imple­men­ta­tion, Cor­po­rate Cul­ture, Man­ag­ing By Wan­der­ing Around, Design.

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Guerrilla Advantage

Agili­ty is the key.

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Excellence Always, Stitched

Sev­en essen­tial pre­sen­ta­tions, stitched togeth­er.

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34 BFOs/Blinding Flashes of the Obvious

Chap­ter 5, The Works. So sim­ple you may have for­got­ten.

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Innovate Or Die

Chap­ter 10, The Works. Pur­sue rapid inno­va­tion through­out your busi­ness.

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The “Strategy First” Myth

Chap­ter 3, The Works. SEVEN (VERY) Ques­tion­able “Foun­da­tion Myths.”

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Professional Service Firm “Model” as “Cure All”

Chap­ter 13, The Works. Prof­it inter­nal cus­tomers too.

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Project 05

A col­lec­tion includ­ing: CEOs Are Idiots and New Econ­o­my, New Biz Degrees, among oth­ers.

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Systems Second

Appen­dix 2, Excel­lence. NO EXCUSES! Exe­cu­tion is more impor­tant than busi­ness sys­tems.

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Come to Believe

Get the ben­e­fit of Tom’s 40-plus years of study.

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Tom Peters’ Lessons

Every­thing Tom learned about small busi­ness in the 25 years from 1981 to 2006.

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Library of Best Quotes

Appen­dix, The Works. Tom’s selec­tion of wis­dom from oth­ers.

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All You Need to Know MASTER

Includes the themes of decen­cy; curios­i­ty; action; and try, fail, try again.

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The Innovation 121

Appen­dix 4, Excel­lence. NO EXCUSES! Accept fail­ure; always go for the Wow!

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9H

Lessons from wise lead­ers with H in their names.

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What I’ve Done This Year

On day three of 2006, Tom describes the jour­neys he’s already tak­en.

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Pursuit of Luck

Luck … owes a lot to max­i­miz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties.—Lib­er­a­tion Man­age­ment

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Innovation NEW—List

The basics from “Inno­va­tion NEW Short” in list form.

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Innovation 24

An ear­ly list of inno­va­tion tac­tics. There are now 121.

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History of the 7S Model

Tom gives the sto­ry of the gen­e­sis of the McK­in­sey 7S Frame­work.

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Equations

Man­age­ment as alge­bra­ic func­tions, e.g., S = ƒ(…); “Suc­cess is a func­tion of …”

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111 Ridiculously Obvious Thoughts on Selling

Every­one is in sales. Also at Change This.

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Bossidy

Exe­cu­tion is the best strat­e­gy; an idea enhanced by Exe­cu­tion, by Bossidy and Cha­ran.

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Colonel John Boyd

Col. John Boyd is one of Tom’s exem­plars of a bias for action.

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Re-imagine Manifesto

Tomato TomA[h]to!” A list of “They say… I say” con­trasts. Also at ChangeTh­is.

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War on Linearity

Think vs. Do.

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Ulysses S. Grant

Lessons Tom gleaned from read­ing Grant by Jean Edward Smith.

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Love Politics

Love office pol­i­tics, but don’t lose sight of the big ques­tions, like “Why am I here?”

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MBWA with Howard Shultz

Star­bucks’ Schultz uses Tom’s favorite basic from In Search of Excel­lence.

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Milestones Matter

Do you have a goal for the next 24, 48, or 72 hours?

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The Heart of Strategy

Strate­gic strength comes from main­tain­ing supe­ri­or­i­ty in tal­ent and exe­cu­tion.

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Five or Fewer Words to the Wise

Tom’s def­i­n­i­tions of excel­lence in 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 words.

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Super TIB 25

Tom gives us the list of 25 truths he’s arrived at through­out his career.

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You Are Your Calendar

If your cal­en­dar doesn’t reflect your stat­ed pri­or­i­ties, you’re lying to your­self.

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TDY Finance

Tom advis­es you to take a tem­po­rary duty assign­ment (TDY) in the finance depart­ment.

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Implementation Master

You can plan indef­i­nite­ly or move on to the busi­ness of imple­ment­ing the plan.

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The Getting-Things-Done MBA

Tom’s view on max­i­miz­ing the imple­men­ta­tion skills of your orga­ni­za­tion.

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TGW and TGR

Tom presents an alter­na­tive to min­i­miz­ing Things Gone Wrong.

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The Solutions Imperative

This pre­sen­ta­tion from 2002 has many of Tom’s favorite quotes from that era.

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Top 27: Twenty-seven Practical Ideas

Tom’s 27 man­dates for thriv­ing in unsta­ble times.

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Innovation Tactics

Don’t fear fail­ure. Do demos. Tell a sto­ry. Tom says: “Try It.”

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Revolutionary Government

In the wake of 9/11, Tom pon­ders how to fore­stall anoth­er attack.

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PowerPoint Stuff

A mixed bag of sub­jects & quotes from Jack Welch, Nel­son Man­dela, and Moth­er Tere­sa.

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Introduction to Re-imagine!

The main ideas of Tom’s book Re-imag­ine!

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The Sales 89

First there were 25 tips; then 89; then 122. Try one pre­sen­ta­tion or all three.

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22 First Things before First Things

A list of what Tom feels should be your first pri­or­i­ties.

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73 Big Things

Find 73 of Tom’s fave tips in this Pow­er­Point, e.g., social media, pow­er of algo­rithms.

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Meetings

Tom says that meet­ings are what boss­es do.

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Excellence Always

Though Tom wrote this PPT in 2006, it applies now and always.

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XF Communication

Cross-func­tion­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion boils down to one extra­or­di­nar­i­ly sim­ple vari­able.

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Them vs. Us Master

A 16-slide snap­shot of what Tom sees as impor­tant for thriv­ing in uncer­tain times.

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Sorry, Jack, Fortune

Tom has a one-sided dis­cus­sion with Jack Welch.

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Brand Inside

Brand Out­side = Vision, plan, mar­ket­ing. Brand Inside = Peo­ple, cul­ture, char­ac­ter.

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60 TIB* (*This I Believe)

Tom’s 60th birth­day inspired this list of beliefs.

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Grant Nelson Boyd Bossidy

Tom’s paragons of the action bias are pre­sent­ed here.

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The “Have You” 50 plus XF 50

A Pow­er­Point of Have You 50 paired with XF (Cross-Func­tion­al) 50.