The One Thing You Need to Know: The good manager uses what’s unique about each employee.
Tom says you’ll be amazed by what you learn if you’re willing to do one very simple thing: Shut up.
Showing Up Matters
The Delaware team at the U.S. Constitutional Congress had great impact by just being there.
Start Something Dull
Tom tells a story of two men, who, by doing very dull things, have made lots of $$$.
Everybody Is a Salesperson
When you interact with anyone outside your organization, you are in sales.
Never Trash Your Competitors
A simple (but valuable) truth: Don’t stoop so low as to badmouth the competition.
GTHOOTO (Get The Hell Out Of The Office)
In this video, Tom simplifies the Managing By Wandering Around strategy.
Thoughts on Budget
Some of the most noted engineering projects in the world came in over budget.
Build Your Legacy
Since only your legacy lives on, you must consciously build it from day one.
Innovation IS Strategy
Talking points include: bias for action, innovate or die, strategy second.
A leader’s principal obligation = Develop the skillset of everyone in the organization.
Ultimate Success Secrets
Respect, autonomy, and sky-high aspirations are the attributes that will bring you to success.
Tom’s paean to small business, including steps to taking on the big guys: “WallopWalmart.”
The TV show House inspired this list of desirable practices for businesses and leaders.
Tom explains why who sits next to whom in your office can make a huge difference.
Gandhi says your life is your message. In this video, Tom says your brand is your story.
Former Burger King chief Barry Gibbons says be anything other than ordinary.
In this video, Tom says you must “play politics” to get things done. PDF transcript attached.
Newpreneurs and the Economy
Tom discusses the economy circa 2009 and gives tips for “newpreneurs.”
Corporate Social Responsibility
In this video, Tom says that corporations must be part of the community.
Subtitle: “The New Economy’s Hidden Imperative.” Written 15 years ago, still relevant.
Pursue “Insanely Great”
Chapter 17, The Works. Extreme times call for extreme language—AND actions.
Watch Tom speak about reinvention in English with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.
Per Tom, one of the most important practices you can adopt is the apology.
You Are the Company You Keep
You must hang out with interesting people who pull you into the future.
34 BFOs/Blinding Flashes of the Obvious
Chapter 5, The Works. So simple you may have forgotten.
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Chapter 9, The Works. Tom uses German Mittelstand as exemplars.
TIB (This I Believe) Long
Tom says: love the mess, work in Technicolor, embrace deviance, etc.
Appendix 5, Excellence. NO EXCUSES! Tips on how to connect to an audience.
Tom Peters’ Lessons
Everything Tom learned about small business in the 25 years from 1981 to 2006.
All You Need to Know MASTER
Includes the themes of decency; curiosity; action; and try, fail, try again.
Business Excellence in a Digital Age
Tom says business now is much the same as in 1982 when he co-wrote Search.
How to conduct an interview to get the best people into your organization.
Visiting Novosibirsk, Siberia, in 2006 refreshed Tom’s passion for Excellence.
Recession Thoughts: Sacred Trust
To lead is to be responsible for the growth of your fellow humans.
Personalization Is Important
Tom says put a personal touch into any presentation to form an all-important connection.
Two Decisions a Year
Tom declares that your legacy is determined by the people you leave behind.
Philosophy of Dave Liniger (RE/MAX): Ensure the success of those who work for you.
The Adaptive Organization
Hire for attitude, character, and proven teamwork more than for skill.
You Are Your Calendar
If your calendar doesn’t reflect your stated priorities, you’re lying to yourself.
Out-Read the Other Guy
Tom talks about a key to success: reading. Stay informed and develop analytical skills.
You can plan indefinitely or move on to the business of implementing the plan.
Brand Equals Talent
In this video, Tom reminds us that branding efforts depend on an emphasis on the talent.
The Difference, a book by Scott Page, avers that diverse groups often beat experts.
Hold ‘Em and Fold ‘Em
In this video, Tom’s advice is to hang in longer than anyone else thinks is wise.
Tom suggests you implement an Innovation Equality Day, when all departments do R&D.
The Power of “I’m Sorry”
Tom notes that in healthcare a very little thing makes a BIG difference to patients.
Advice on Writing and Communication
In this video, Tom discusses writing influences and public speaking.
Innovation in Large Companies
A question from website visitor Jack Webb, “Why don’t big companies innovate?”
73 Big Things
Find 73 of Tom’s fave tips in this PowerPoint, e.g., social media, power of algorithms.
The Business 12
One slide offers what Tom considers 12 characteristics of successful businesses.
It Can Happen Anywhere
Tom answers the question, “How can what you describe work in my little shop?”
Moving Stuff Around
A slides presentation about how you can become a change agent by managing spaces.
Management Collective Behavior
The Arrangement of Human Affairs in Pursuit of Desired Outcomes.
Tom tells why choosing first-line supervisors is one of your most important decisions.
Tom says you can’t compete with the biggest—instead set yourself apart. Be unique.
Them vs. Us Master
A 16-slide snapshot of what Tom sees as important for thriving in uncertain times.
The Brand Called You
The article that started the personal branding movement, at FastCompany.com.
Gain the competitive edge in branding your company by making it dramatically different.
Boomers and Geezers
Older people have more disposable income. Why do marketers largely ignore them?
The PSF++ Solution
Tom suggests your business can stand out in a crowded marketplace with services added.
The “Have You” 50 plus XF 50
A PowerPoint of Have You 50 paired with XF (Cross-Functional) 50.