EIGHTEEN Number Ones
A one-pager giving top priorities in 18 categories for your path to Excellence.
Showing Up Matters
The Delaware team at the U.S. Constitutional Congress had great impact by just being there.
Managing By Wandering Around
Tom expounds on one of his favorite basics from In Search of Excellence.
Innovation IS Strategy
Talking points include: bias for action, innovate or die, strategy second.
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.
In this video, longtime fan Dave Wheeler asks how Tom came to focus on frontline managers.
In this video, Tom says you must “play politics” to get things done. PDF transcript attached.
Boss-Free Implementation 2002
Prove your theory far from the top brass before you propose it to them.
Excellence. NO EXCUSES! Appendix 1. Experiment out of the boss’s sight.
Managers of all kinds should supplement the “To-Do” list with the … “To-Don’t” list.
War on Systems
Tom’s all in favor of attacking your own systems in order to better serve the customer.
Includes: Implementation, Corporate Culture, Managing By Wandering Around, Design.
34 BFOs/Blinding Flashes of the Obvious
Chapter 5, The Works. So simple you may have forgotten.
The “Strategy First” Myth
Chapter 3, The Works. SEVEN (VERY) Questionable “Foundation Myths.”
Professional Service Firm “Model” as “Cure All”
Chapter 13, The Works. Profit internal customers too.
A collection including: CEOs Are Idiots and New Economy, New Biz Degrees, among others.
Appendix 2, Excellence. NO EXCUSES! Execution is more important than business systems.
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.
Execution is the best strategy; an idea enhanced by Execution, by Bossidy and Charan.
Love office politics, but don’t lose sight of the big questions, like “Why am I here?”
MBWA with Howard Shultz
Starbucks’ Schultz uses Tom’s favorite basic from In Search of Excellence.
The Heart of Strategy
Strategic strength comes from maintaining superiority in talent and execution.
You Are Your Calendar
If your calendar doesn’t reflect your stated priorities, you’re lying to yourself.
Tom advises you to take a temporary duty assignment (TDY) in the finance department.
You can plan indefinitely or move on to the business of implementing the plan.
The Getting-Things-Done MBA
Tom’s view on maximizing the implementation skills of your organization.
The Solutions Imperative
This presentation from 2002 has many of Tom’s favorite quotes from that era.
A mixed bag of subjects & quotes from Jack Welch, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa.
73 Big Things
Find 73 of Tom’s fave tips in this PowerPoint, e.g., social media, power of algorithms.
Cross-functional communication boils down to one extraordinarily simple variable.
Them vs. Us Master
A 16-slide snapshot of what Tom sees as important for thriving in uncertain times.
Brand Outside = Vision, plan, marketing. Brand Inside = People, culture, character.
The “Have You” 50 plus XF 50
A PowerPoint of Have You 50 paired with XF (Cross-Functional) 50.