Tom Peters is an author and legendary business thinker who has written 19 books. His new title is Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence. It’s a small book packed with short bites of wisdom curated by Tom to encourage a humanistic approach to business. In this episode, he explains why the most important decisions in business are promotions, and that often managers don’t spend enough time on them or know how to do them correctly. He shares a technique for choosing the best candidate he learned in a conversation with an Indian general.
The entire episode is packed with Tom’s plain-spoken, hard-hitting wisdom. You’ll learn why a company’s front-line managers are the most important group in the firm. He explains why big companies rarely do things right, and that mid-sized companies are often the most valuable contributors to society and the economy.Do you think front-line managers are the most important group in your company? They should be, says @Tom_Peters, author of Tom Peters Compact Guide to Excellence. #strategy #excellence #culture Click To Tweet
Tom Peters Quotes
“The measure of a leader is how did the people who worked for her or him grow. And particularly, how did they grow after they left that leader?”
“Regardless of the business, the most significant driver is the quality of the first-line manager.”
“If we were talking to a group of people from 75-person companies, I think we get a hell of a lot further than we would with the 75,000-person organizations.”
“I hate to use numbers like this, because it sounds like I’m trying to pretend I’m a hot shot. I got 175,000 followers, and I do an awful lot of tweeting.” @Tom_Peters
About Tom Peters
Tom Peters is a renowned management expert, co-author of the classic business book In Search of Excellence, and recipient of the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a tireless advocate of putting people first and developing leaders who stay connected with front-line workers. His most recent book, Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence, was released in 2022. All of his written and speech material over the last two decades is available for free download on his websites.
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