When one speaks of leadership, it seems as though the discussion immediately turns to the likes of "vision" and other lofty topics. Be my guest. Follow that path. Since I don't really know (nor, frankly, much care) what "vision" means, I decided to go another route with a recent speech on leadership in Calgary (11 […]
"The Art of ..." conferences are "designed to explore the intersection where art and skill meet business." This Canada-based event production company enlisted Tom for their Art of Leadership Conference, held today in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At the gathering, Tom presented a PPT titled "The Leadership 24"—24 aspects of excellent leadership or habits of excellent […]
The key to engaging an audience is to make a human connection. Tom explains exactly how he does this in a conversation with colleague Shelley Dolley in the latest in our Off the Cuff video series. You can find the video at YouTube (time: 2 minutes 57 seconds).
Today's event is Nissan North America's 2015 Annual National Dealer Advisory Board Seminar, in Atlanta. This is an opportunity for Tom to speak to the kind of group he loves—a group of quintessential SMEs—auto dealerships. Collectively, they have great potential for growth and change. We know they'll be inspired by Tom! Slide presentations are here: […]
If you live in the Northwest United States, you are within driving distance (albeit a long drive) of an upcoming Tom appearance: The Art Of Leadership Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 11 September 2015. If you've never seen Tom live, we'd recommend you consider making the trip. We can almost guarantee you'd come away […]
Longtime member of Tom Peters' staff Shelley Dolley posed questions to Tom that she frequently gets asked by other business speakers. Many crave insights into Tom's tricks of the trade. As part of our Off the Cuff series of videos, Tom tells us what the keys to successful speaking are. In this video, he shares […]
Brett Steenbarger, a contributor at Forbes, has taken a couple of Tom's tweets and expanded on them with great insight. Tom tweeted, "Thinking ahead is great, but it becomes more than it is when when you sprinkle Holy Water and enshrine it as Vision." In response to reaction to this pronouncement, Tom went on to […]
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I am about to unleash a book on you. A book—not a "book." Said book (not "book") is in PowerPoint. 100%. My colleagues insist that not everybody is like me. Not everybody dotes on PowerPoint. Damn. I mainly give speeches. My speeches are based on PowerPoint presentations. Fact: I "do" PowerPoint. Fact: I "am" PowerPoint. […]
No. I do not believe it. I just (a few days ago) posted my ... 50,000th tweet. 50,000. Who woulda thunk? There are ideas I care about. And twitter is a great platform to have an ongoing discussion with (mostly) likeminded colleagues. Thousands upon thousands thereof. It adds up to a lot of time. Too […]
Tom is proud to be included among the honorees on this list: The Top 50 Social Employee Advocacy Leaders (SEAL) on Twitter. We think it's a great accomplishment for a thinker born before the baby boomers to be in the forefront of an issue born with the Millennials.
Summary to a colleague of my recent 15-minute speech ("pep talk"): Don't worry about '21st century leadership' (my assigned topic). If you are just decent to people, listen instead of talk, respect and encourage them, are religious about 'managing by wandering around,' most things will work out. And I said that, in the end, taking […]