Tom Peters On Leadership, Empathy, And Making A Difference
Leadership Biz Cafe with Tanveer Naseer
When I started my leadership podcast almost 10 years ago, I had a very simple goal - I wanted to create a platform where I could get the chance to talk with some very smart and really cool people. That’s why the first guest I had on the “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast was Guy Kawasaki.But I have to admit all these years later, I never thought that the journey I started with this podcast would open the door for me to have a one-on-one conversation with Tom Peters.Without question, Tom is one of the world’s most pre-eminent leadership thinkers, if not also a leadership rebel in his decades-long pursuit to educate and persuade leaders everywhere that at its heart, leadership is all about people under your care and doing right by them.This is a must-listen episode if you want to better understand not only what it takes to lead right now, but in response to the inevitable changes that will completely transform the way we work going forward. And as an extra bonus, you’ll even hear Tom talk about something he hasn’t spoken of before my conversation with him for this podcast (I bet that’s piqued your curiosity!)And to give you a taste of what you’ll find in this episode, here’s some of my favourite Tom Peters gems he shared over the course of our conversation:“You don’t know more than two percent of the person you’re talking about to. And besides they are different on Tuesday than they were on Monday. And it’ll be different again on Wednesday.”“The goal during the pandemic is family and community first, productivity third. And of course, which is true of all the things we’re talking about, if that’s the way I treat you, I’m going to have more productivity coming from you than I would under any other circumstances.”“There are no tombstones with net worth on them. That is not the measure.”“Be kind. Be caring. Be patient. Be forgiving. Be positive. Be present. Walk in the other person’s shoes.”“They are a million strokes of luck along the way, and you do your best and try to be helpful.”When Tom’s assistant reached out to me saying that Tom was interested in appearing on my podcast, I couldn’t believe it. As you listen to this episode, you will no doubt clearly hear the excitement and joy I had of being able to talk about leadership with Tom.So I hope you’ll take the time to check out this episode and please do share me with me your favourite insights you learned from my conversation with Tom.Noteworthy links:Buy Tom Peters’ latest (and last) book “Excellence Now - Extreme Humanism” on Amazon*.Learn more about Tom and his work - tompeters.com.Read my piece I talked with Tom about - "What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?"*Sponsored link used to support this podcast.
“Every day we spend with our fellow human beings, we can contribute to making their life a little bit better—making them a little bit smarter, a little bit more thoughtful, and so on—or not.” It’s rare that a single guest has appeared three times on the On Brand podcast. However, when Tom Peters calls and wants to talk about empathy and extreme humanism in the middle of one of the most challenging times in work and life, you answer the call. I’m thrilled to share my most recent conversation with Tom Peters on this week’s episode of the On Brand podcast. About Tom Peters Called “the Red Bull of management consultants,” Tom Peters is a leading business management guru and founder of the Tom Peters Company. He continues to be in constant demand for lectures and seminars. In 2017, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Thinkers50 and the Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry from 800-CEO-READ. Peters is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including In Search of Excellence (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), which is often cited as among the best business books ever written. These tumultuous times demand deep engagement, human connection, and, yes, Excellence. In response, Tom has launched his Excellence Now campaign, which includes a trio of tools designed to help you and your team take action. Episode Highlights “We (management gurus) are carrying a sin around on our shoulders. We behave as if the Fortune 500 is the economy.” In fact, this over-indexed group is only a microcosm of the jobs in the modern world of work. Furthermore, when it comes to impact, Tom stressed the importance of what local small businesses can do. TTDN–Things To Do Now. This feature pops up in Tom’s new Excellence Now course but, as I reminded him, it was a big part of the Tom Peters Seminar cassette tapes I listened to on my way to my first post-college job. (“How old are you?!?” Tom jokingly asked me.) So what’s one thing listeners should do now? “Know your people. Really know them.” Resume values vs. eulogy values. One topic we kept coming back to was David Brooks’ philosophy on resume values vs. eulogy values. “Hard is soft and soft is hard.” We came back to this oldie/goodie once again as well. Why is Tom still talking about all of this? This simple quote provides an answer. What brand has made Tom smile recently? Tom shared a remarkable experience he had during a visit to the town hall in his hometown of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. “They were decent—they were the human face of the town.” To learn more, go to tompeters.com and excellencenow.com. As We Wrap … Did you hear something you liked on this episode or another? Do you have a question you’d like our guests to answer? Let me know on Twitter using the hashtag #OnBrandPodcast and you may just hear your thoughts here on the show. On Brand is sponsored by my book Brand Now. Discover the seven dynamics to help your brand stand out in our crowded, distracted world. Order now and get special digital extras. Learn more. Subscribe to the podcast – You can subscribe to the show via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, and RSS. Rate and review the show – If you like what you’re hearing, head over to Apple Podcasts and click that 5-star button to rate the show. And, if you have a few extra seconds, write a couple of sentences and submit a review. This helps others find the podcast. OK. How do you rate and review a podcast? Need a quick tutorial on leaving a rating/review in iTunes? Check this out. Until next week, I’ll see you on the Internet!
Business legend Tom Peters leads today's show with a boatload of direct and entertaining advice about compassion, excellence, personal branding, extreme community, and his surprising final thoughts to marketing leaders of the world.
SPOS #767 - Tom Peters On Excellence Now - Live From Clubhouse
Six Pixels of Separation Podcast
Welcome to episode #767 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #767 - Host: Mitch Joel. The patron saint of management strategy and business thinking is Tom Peters. Full stop. When I think of Tom Peters, there is only one word that comes to mind: Legend. He is that. He is the "oracle of business" to me, personally (and for many others) when it comes to business, business book writing, public speaking, personal branding, and how to show up. If you want to know how much his work and thinking has impacted my life, you can click back about nine years to when I wrote a very public love letter to him (here it is: Dear Tom Peters). From the moment I first read The Project 50 – close to twenty years ago – to every book, program and article that he’s put out, I have been a fan. To say that I studied his public speaking style and adopted it for my own would not be a lie. A bio for Tom Peters? Where to begin? In 1982 he co-authored the seminal business book, In Search Of Excellence, which has been named one of the top three business books of the century by NPR. For my dollar, he’s changed almost everything I thought I knew about business through a series of books called, The Reinventing Work Series 50 List Books. In 2003, I devoured Re-Imagine! Business Excellence In A Disruptive Age, and it still sits within arm’s reach on my desk (one of the only books to do so). In 1987 he wrote the article, The Brand Called You, in Fast Company and it – literally – ushered in the era of individuals as brands (so, don’t believe those who think that they created the notion of a personal brand… it was Tom). His list of accolades and awards could fill a book. Now he is back with his (gasp!) last book, Excellence Now - Extreme Humanism. To mix things up, I invited Tom into Clubhouse (for his first time along with Shelley Dolley). Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 1:29:30. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Tom Peters. Excellence Now - Extreme Humanism. In Search Of Excellence. The Project 50. Re-Imagine! Business Excellence In A Disruptive Age. The Brand Called You. Follow Tom on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.
Tom Peters, Author, Leadership Expert On His Last Book, Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism
The Innovative Mindset
Tom Peters, Author, Speaker, Leadership Expert, Extreme HumanistTom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and often tagged as the best business book ever. Many books and thirty-five years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all it’s worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.” His previous book The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last. Tom’s bedrock belief is: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.” In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. And this week he’s releasing his latest book and course called Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism.Connect with Tomhttps://tompeters.com/ https://twitter.com/tom_peters
8. 2019 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee - Tom Peters - Fully Vetted
Fully Vetted from the National Corvette Museum
On this episode of Fully Vetted, Tom Peters, former Director of Design for the GM Performance Car Studio and 2019 Corvette Hall of Fame inductee, joins hosts Bob and Derek, to discuss Tom's time at GM and welcome him to NCM as Consulting Curator of Exhibits.
Excellence Now: It’s All About the Human Stuff with Tom Peters
What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week I am beyond thrilled to be bringing you our sixth What’s Next! BONUS Episode with the Tom Peters (a second-time What’s Next! Guest)! For this special episode, I'm sharing my January, 14th LinkedIn Live chat with the “Red Bull of Management Thinkers” as we discuss excellence. Tom Peters is the co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and often tagged as the best business book ever. Seventeen books and thirty-five years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all it’s worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.” His most recent effort is The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last (Vintage, 2018). Tom’s bedrock belief: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.” In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. (Effectively, all of Tom’s written and spoken material covering the last 15+ years is available—free to download—at tompeters.com and excellencenow.com and his Udemy course is now available here!) THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… leaders, managers, self-starters, men, women, and anyone in search of excellence! TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… In a time of great turmoil where leadership and excellence have come into greater focus, Tom Peters is here to help us navigate the implications of this time on the rest of our professional careers. The way you behave towards your fellow human beings–particularly towards those for whom you are responsible–is the very definition of your professional life and legacy. This is a time for thoughtfulness, caring, patience, and understanding–and the world past-COVID should be as well. Another point Tom would love to drive home in this episode is the undeniable advantage having women in positions of leadership can afford your organization and your bottom line. Tom shares his wealth of experience, his wonderful insight, and answers some of the What’s Next! audience’s burning questions live on the line. WHAT I LOVE MOST… Tom’s unstoppable energy, humility, and compassion, and how he fearlessly spreads his message of leadership steeped in humanity. Running time: 45:45 Subscribe on iTunes And check out the video of our live chat here! Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Find Tom online: LinkedIn Twitter And be sure to check out my first episode with Tom! Excellence Now and Tom’s Other Books Tom’s Udemy Course
212: Swimming In A Sea Of Confusion In Search Of Excellence With Tom Peters
Your First Thousand Clients with Mitch Russo
How have you fared as a leader during tough times? In this episode, Tom Peters, Business Author and Speaker, joins Mitch Russo to talk about transmitting what you care most about to your team in search of excellence. From his time as a Navy Seabee to his work in the White House, Tom shares his journey and the lessons he’s learned throughout the years. Tom and Mitch explore the importance of mentorship as they talk about Peter’s mentors that have had the most impact on them. Tune in and take control of your business on your way to success through Peter’s commandments for leadership in tough times.\Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join Your First Thousand Clients Community today: mitchrusso.com Mitch Russo LinkedIn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom Peters Breaks It All Down For UsTom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and often tagged as the best business book ever. Seventeen books and thirty-five years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all it’s worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.” His most recent effort is The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last. Tom’s bedrock belief is: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.” In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. And it looks like he’s nowhere near done. This was a tremendous conversation. If you're a leader, or you hope to be one someday, you will learn a lot from Tom.Tom's books (not all of them) Connect with TomWebsite: https://tompeters.com/ (you can find an extensive list of Tom's videos on his website. Twitter: https://twitter.com/tom_peters
#208 Tom Peters- Author of In Search of Excellence & Management Guru
What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence--the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. Almost 20 books and thirty plus years later, he's still at the forefront of the "management guru industry" he single-handedly invented. In those 35 years since writing In Search of Excellence, Tom has never stopped studying what's new and making his best predictions for what's to come next. This conversation focuses all Tom's knowledge on how to manage your business in this time of exponentially accelerating change. Not surprisingly, he has a great deal to say about people being the #1 thing you should be focusing on when striving for Excellence. Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere “Uncover your talents. Discover your dream job. Thrive in YOUR culture.” Sign up for Culture Finders today at www.CultureFinders.com MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with code “WGYT” https://tompeters.com/