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Conrad Hilton, at a gala celebrating his career, was asked, His immediate answer … Conrad Hilton, at a gala celebrating his career, was asked, What was the most important lesson youve learned in you long and distinguished career? His immediate answer …
remember to tuck the shower curtain inside the bathtub remember to tuck the shower curtain inside the bathtub
Execution is strategy. Fred Malek Execution is strategy. Fred Malek
The art of war does not require complicated maneuvers; the simplest are the best and common sense is fundamental. From which one might wonder how it is generals make blunders; it is because they try to be clever. Napoleon
Internal organizational excellence = Deepest Blue Ocean Internal organizational excellence = Deepest Blue Ocean
I am often asked by would-be entrepreneurs seeking escape from life within huge corporate structures, How do I build a small firm for myself? The answer seems obvious …
Buy a very large one and just wait.I am often asked by would-be entrepreneurs seeking escape from life within huge corporate structures, How do I build a small firm for myself? The answer seems obvious: Buy a very large one and just wait. Paul Ormerod, Why Most Things Fail: Evolution, Extinction and Economics
Mr. Foster and his McKinsey colleagues collected detailed performance data stretching back 40 years for 1,000 U.S. companies. They found that none of the long-term survivors managed to outperform the market. Worse, the longer companies had been in the database, the worse they did. Financial Times
Data drawn from the real world attest to a fact that is beyond our control: Norberto Odebrecht, Education Through Work Data drawn from the real world attest to a fact that is beyond our control: Everything in existence tends to deteriorate. Norberto Odebrecht, Education Through Work
Innovation Index: Top 5 8 or higher Weird/ Profound/ Wow/Game- changer Innovation Index: How many of your Top 5 Strategic Initiatives/Key Projects score 8 or higher [out of 10] on a Weird/ Profound/ Wow/Game- changer Scale?
LONG Tom Peters Excellence.Always. Adecco Management Conference January/Cannes (PP available to download at tompeters.com)
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Sunday Drive By: The CEO of a very successful mid-sized bank, in the Mid-west, attended a seminar of mine in Northern California in the mid-80sbut I remember the following as if it were yesterday. Ive forgotten the specific context, but I recall him saying to me, pretty much word for word, Tom let me tell you the definition of a good lending officer. After church on Sunday, on the way home with his family, he takes a little detour to drive by the factory he just lent money to. Doesnt go in or any such thing, just drives by and takes a look.
Excellence1982: The Bedrock Eight Basics Excellence1982: The Bedrock Eight Basics 1. A Bias for Action 2. Close to the Customer 3. Autonomy and Entrepreneurship 4. Productivity Through People 5. Hands On, Value-Driven 6. Stick to the Knitting 7. Simple Form, Lean Staff 8. Simultaneous Loose-Tight Properties Properties
Breakthrough 82* People! People!Customers!Action!Values! *In Search of Excellence
Hard Is Soft Soft Is Hard
Hard Is Soft (Plans, # s ) Soft Is Hard (people, customers, values, relationships)
… no less than Cathedrals in which the full and awesome power of the Imagination and Spirit and native Entrepreneurial flair of diverse individuals is unleashed in passionate pursuit of … Excellence.
We are a Life Success Company. We are a Life Success Company. Dave Liniger, founder, RE/MAX
Brand = Talent.
To develop and manage talent; to apply that talent, throughout the world, for the benefit of clients; to do so in partnership; to do so with profit. Our Mission To develop and manage talent; to apply that talent, throughout the world, for the benefit of clients; to do so in partnership; to do so with profit. WPP
TP: TP: How to flush $500,000 down the toilet in one easy lesson!!
#1 cause of employee Dis-satisfaction?
Employee retention & satisfaction: Overwhelmingly, based on the first-line manager! Source: Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman, First, Break All the Rules: What the Worlds Greatest Managers Do Differently
Globalization1.0: Countries globalizing ( ) Globalization2.0: Companies globalizing ( ) Globalization3.0 (2000+) : Individuals collaborating & competing globally Source: Tom Friedman/The World Is Flat
One of the defining characteristics [of the change] is that it will be less driven by countries or corporations and more driven by real people. It will unleash unprecedented creativity, advancement of knowledge, and economic development. But at the same time, it will tend to undermine safety net systems and penalize the unskilled. Clyde Prestowitz, Three Billion New Capitalists
BRAND YOU. NO OPTION.
AS LEADERS, WOMEN RULE: New Studies find that female managers outshine their male counterparts in almost every measure TITLE/ Special Report/ BusinessWeekAS LEADERS, WOMEN RULE: New Studies find that female managers outshine their male counterparts in almost every measure TITLE/ Special Report/ BusinessWeek
Womens Strengths Match New Economy Imperatives: Link [rather than rank] workers; favor interactive-collaborative leadership style [empowerment beats top-down decision making]; sustain fruitful collaborations; comfortable with sharing information; see redistribution of power as victory, not surrender; favor multi-dimensional feedback; value technical & interpersonal skills, individual & group contributions equally; readily accept ambiguity; honor intuition as well as pure rationality; inherently flexible; appreciate cultural diversity. Judy B. Rosener, Americas Competitive Secret: Women Managers
Forget China, India and the Internet : Economic Growth Is Driven by Women. Source: Headline, Economist
One thing is certain: Womens rise to power, which is linked to the increase in wealth per capita, is happening in all domains and at all levels of society. Women are no longer content to provide efficient labor or to be consumers with rising budgets and more autonomy to spend. … This is just the beginning. The phenomenon will only grow as girls prove to be more successful than boys in the school system. For a number of observers, we have already entered the age ofwomenomics, the economy as thought out and practiced by a woman. Aude Zieseniss de Thuin, Womens Forum for the Economy and Society
Since 1970, women have held two out of every three new jobs created. Since 1970, women have held two out of every three new jobs created.FT,
Can you pass the … Squint test?
Leadership(21A.D.) = Leadership(21B.C.)
The doctor interrupts after …* after …* *Source: Jerome Groopman, How Doctors Think
[An obsession with] Listening is... the ultimate mark of Respect. of Respect. Listening is... the heart and soul of Engagement. Listening is... the heart and soul of Kindness. Listening is... the heart and soul of Thoughtfulness. Listening is... the basis for true Collaboration. Listening is... the basis for true Partnership. Listening is... a Team Sport. Listening is... a Developable Individual Skill.* (*Though women are far better at it than men.) are far better at it than men.) Listening is... the basis for Community. Listening is... the bedrock of Joint Ventures that work. Listening is... the bedrock of Joint Ventures that last. Listening is... the core of effective Cross-functional Communication* (*Which is in turn Attribute #1 of Communication* (*Which is in turn Attribute #1 of organizational effectiveness.) organizational effectiveness.)[cont.]
The four most important words in any organization are …
The four most important words in any organization are … What do you think? are … What do you think? Source: courtesy Dave Wheeler, posted at tompeters.com
The deepest human need is the … need to be appreciated. William James
I regard apologizing as the most magical, healing, restorative gesture human beings can make. It is the centerpiece of my work with executives who want to get better. Marshall Goldsmith, What Got You Here Wont Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful Even More Successful
THE PROBLEM IS RARELY/NEVER THE PROBLEM. THE RESPONSE TO THE PROBLEM INVARIABLY ENDS UP BEING THE REAL PROBLEM THE PROBLEM IS RARELY/NEVER THE PROBLEM. THE RESPONSE TO THE PROBLEM INVARIABLY ENDS UP BEING THE REAL PROBLEM.* *PERCEPTION IS ALL THERE IS!
THERE ONCE WAS A TIME WHEN A THREE-MINUTE PHONE CALL WOULD HAVE AVOIDED SETTING OFF THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL THAT RESULTED IN A COMPLETE RUPTURE. Relationships (of all varieties) : THERE ONCE WAS A TIME WHEN A THREE-MINUTE PHONE CALL WOULD HAVE AVOIDED SETTING OFF THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL THAT RESULTED IN A COMPLETE RUPTURE.
We are thoughtful in all we do.
Thoughtfulness is key to customer retention. Thoughtfulness is key to employee recruitment and satisfaction. and satisfaction. Thoughtfulness is key to brand perception. Thoughtfulness is key to your ability to look in the mirror and tell your kids about your job. Thoughtfulness is free. Thoughtfulness is key to speeding things up it reduces friction. it reduces friction. Thoughtfulness is key to transparency and even cost containmentit abets rather than stifles cost containmentit abets rather than stifles truth-telling. truth-telling.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. Henry Clay
TGR [Things Gone WRONG -Things Gone RIGHT ] TGR [Things Gone WRONG -Things Gone RIGHT ]
Little = BIG
Big carts = 1.5X 1.5X Source: Wal*Mart
You = Your calendar* *Calendars never lie
Dov Frohman: 50% Unscheduled Source: Leadership the Hard Way
Up, Up, Up, Up the Value-added Ladder.
Big Browns New Bag: UPS Aims to Be the Traffic Manager for Corporate America Big Browns New Bag: UPS Aims to Be the Traffic Manager for Corporate America Headline/BW/2004
OPPORTUNITY-SEEKING Implemented Gamechanging Solutions The Value-added Ladder/ OPPORTUNITY-SEEKING Implemented Gamechanging Solutions Services Goods Raw Materials
Excellence. Always. If not Excellence, what? If not Excellence now, when?