Excellence Now

Brand You

Brand You World

You must build your own rep­u­ta­tion for excel­lence and cre­ate your own life.

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Reductionist Leadership

A quick self-assess­ment test to rate your own lead­er­ship skills.

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41 Quotes

Tom’s Top 41 Quotes address atti­tude above all else as a key to Excel­lence.

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Resilience

Inspired by The Black Swan, Tom describes why you should hire resilient peo­ple.

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Redux Redux Redux

Tom repeats him­self on the sub­ject of say­ing “thanks.”

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Shut Up

Tom says you’ll be amazed by what you learn if you’re will­ing to do one very sim­ple thing: Shut up.

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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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Everybody Is a Salesperson

When you inter­act with any­one out­side your orga­ni­za­tion, you are in sales.

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Never Trash Your Competitors

A sim­ple (but valu­able) truth: Don’t stoop so low as to bad­mouth the com­pe­ti­tion.

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GTHOOTO (Get The Hell Out Of The Office)

In this video, Tom sim­pli­fies the Man­ag­ing By Wan­der­ing Around strat­e­gy.

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Build Your Legacy

Since only your lega­cy lives on, you must con­scious­ly build it from day one.

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Self-Determination

Many bits of wis­dom on doing the best work you can.

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Cup Challenge

What mes­sage would you put on the side of a cof­fee cup?

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Dale Carnegie

What Tom gleaned from the clas­sic How to Win Friends and Influ­ence Peo­ple.

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The Work Matters

This PDF is from The Brawl With No Rules Series, 2002; the PPT, from 2006.

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TEDx

Tom speaks on cre­ativ­i­ty. Quot­ing Richard Flori­da, he calls it “the ulti­mate eco­nom­ic resource.”

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Dunn/Delgado

Respon­si­bil­i­ty at the top of any orga­ni­za­tion is key.

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Thank-You Notes

Tom says, “Recog­ni­tion, appre­ci­a­tion, noth­ing gets you fur­ther.”

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Tell Stories

Gand­hi says your life is your mes­sage. In this video, Tom says your brand is your sto­ry.

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Tailoring Speeches

Tom’s answer to: “How do you tai­lor your speech to a dif­fer­ent audi­ence every time?”

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Inspiration

Tom replies to a ques­tion sub­mit­ted by web­site vis­i­tor Kei­th Clark about find­ing inspi­ra­tion on dif­fi­cult days.

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Be Extraordinary

For­mer Burg­er King chief Bar­ry Gib­bons says be any­thing oth­er than ordi­nary.

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Engage Your Brain

From Coyle’s The Tal­ent Code: You’re more effec­tive when engaged in your work.

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Yes, You Are in Sales!

Tom says that if you want to get any­thing done—then you are in sales.

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Start-up Advice for Newpreneurs

This video was made after the Aliba­ba New­pre­neur of the Year event, 2009.

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Politics

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

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Newpreneurs and the Economy

Tom dis­cuss­es the econ­o­my cir­ca 2009 and gives tips for “new­pre­neurs.”

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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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Three-Minute Apologies

Per Tom, one of the most impor­tant prac­tices you can adopt is the apol­o­gy.

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You Are the Company You Keep

You must hang out with inter­est­ing peo­ple who pull you into the future.

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Mini Presentations

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

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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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The “Age of ‘BRAND YOU’/‘Me Inc.’ ”

Chap­ter 14, The Works. You MUST take charge of your own career.

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EXCELLENCE (Or Why Bother at All?)

Chap­ter 2, The Works. Excel­lence is … “YOUR CHOICE. PERIOD.”

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Hammergren

Points from Skin in the Game, by John Ham­mer­gren, CEO of McKesson Med­ical Sup­ply Corp.

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TIB (This I Believe) Long

Tom says: love the mess, work in Tech­ni­col­or, embrace deviance, etc.

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Professional Services Added

DID WE MAKE A DRAMATIC, LASTING, GAME-CHANGING DIFFERENCE?

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Presentation Excellence

Appen­dix 5, Excel­lence. NO EXCUSES! Tips on how to con­nect to an audi­ence.

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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 Big 5

The art of lis­ten­ing is fea­tured, with cour­tesy and appre­ci­a­tion as corol­lary behav­iors.

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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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Summer 04

A col­lec­tion includ­ing “Ten Rea­sons to Get Up in the Morn­ing” and “Sum­mer of Soul.”

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Symbolic Behavior

What’s essen­tial? Show­ing up!

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The Memories That Matter

Tom’s thoughts on how you’ll look back on your lega­cy.

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Real People

Most work­ers have jobs and boss­es, and their days are not all about cre­ativ­i­ty.

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111 Ridiculously Obvious Thoughts on Selling

Every­one is in sales. Also at Change This.

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Personalization Is Important

Tom says put a per­son­al touch into any pre­sen­ta­tion to form an all-impor­tant con­nec­tion.

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The Power of Apology

Tom sug­gests adding how to apol­o­gize effec­tive­ly to your strate­gic strengths.

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Milestones Matter

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

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More On Brand You

Tom avers that tak­ing con­trol of your own career is not an option.

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Language Matters

Pay atten­tion to words. “If you want an ener­getic place, use ener­getic lan­guage.”

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Two Decisions a Year

Tom declares that your lega­cy is deter­mined by the peo­ple you leave behind.

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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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Read These Books

Tom pro­vides a must-read book list to help you with rela­tion­ships in busi­ness.

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Out-Read the Other Guy

Tom talks about a key to suc­cess: read­ing. Stay informed and devel­op ana­lyt­i­cal skills.

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Thinking Out Loud

A slides file of excerpts from Clive Thomp­son, in the Atlantic, Oct ’13.

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The Problem with Perfection

Tom argues in favor of the bril­liant come­back when com­pared to a per­fect record.

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On Thoughtfulness

Tom presents his case for includ­ing thought­ful­ness in your vision state­ment.

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12 x 20 = 240 Lunches Per Year

Tom runs the num­bers on oppor­tu­ni­ties to build your net­work and solve prob­lems.

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Brand Equals Talent

In this video, Tom reminds us that brand­ing efforts depend on an empha­sis on the tal­ent.

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Diversity Wins

The Dif­fer­ence, a book by Scott Page, avers that diverse groups often beat experts.

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Hold ‘Em and Fold ‘Em

In this video, Tom’s advice is to hang in longer than any­one else thinks is wise.

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The Power of “I’m Sorry”

Tom notes that in health­care a very lit­tle thing makes a BIG dif­fer­ence to patients.

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The Story Is More Powerful Than the Brand

Tom describes just how pow­er­ful sto­ry­telling can be.

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Advice on Writing and Communication

In this video, Tom dis­cuss­es writ­ing influ­ences and pub­lic speak­ing.

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Recession Secrets

Tom gives his advice on sur­viv­ing the reces­sion, and then thriv­ing.

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Short Tour D’Horizon

Tom gives his view of the way the world of busi­ness works cir­ca 2005 and beyond.

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Legacy

Tom asks you to project your­self into the future and look back on your work’s impact.

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PowerPoint Stuff

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

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Jobs-Stanford

Tom gives his favorite lines from Steve Job­s’s 2005 Stan­ford com­mence­ment address.

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Passion and Purpose

Strive for no less in your busi­ness life.

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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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Creativity Short Takes

Think­ing may be the most use­ful skill in years to come.

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Don’t Fear Failure

Tom tells why a man who’s unafraid to fail is an Excel­lent role mod­el.

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Courtesy Matters

Tom tells us grand ges­tures aren’t always nec­es­sary, but the lit­tle things that mat­ter.

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Education 2002

This PDF gives Tom’s pre­scrip­tion for edu­ca­tion to pre­pare for work life today.

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Work on Your Writing

Tom reminds us that writ­ing is a craft to be honed.

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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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60 TIB* (*This I Believe)

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

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The Brand Called You

The arti­cle that start­ed the per­son­al brand­ing move­ment, at FastCompany.com.

Susan Cain: Quiet

Cain’s book inspired Tom to re-eval­u­ate how we all see the non-talk­ers among us.

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Shanghai 6‑Step

Tom gives “all you need to know” in six (total!) steps.

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Education for the Third Millennium

Tom gives his view of what’s wrong with edu­ca­tion and how to improve it.

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The PSF++ Solution

Tom sug­gests your busi­ness can stand out in a crowd­ed mar­ket­place with ser­vices added.

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New Millennium Master

Tom’s time­ly topics—from the year 2000! Some great insights for today.

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