In episode 15 of Lead the Future, Dr. Vince Molinaro speaks with Tom Peters, one of the world’s most prominent thinkers on business management. He is the author of In Search of Excellence, one of the best-selling business books of all time, which sold millions of copies and changed the way businesses around the world operate.
True to Tom and Vince’s fashion, the conversation focuses on simple, practical ways that people can step up and make a difference on their teams, in their organizations, and even in the world. Tom shares his thoughts on how the hybrid world has changed (and not!) how culture is formed in organizations. They discuss the power and impact that arises when people form solid working relationships, the one essential characteristic of a good hire, and Tom’s opinion on one critical thing leaders should focus on over the next couple of years.
“Excellence is not a hill to climb. Excellence is not an aspiration. Excellence is the next five minutes.” – Tom Peters
Key leadership insights to listen for
- Better before cheaper
- Tom’s take on the current state of leadership and business
- What inspires Tom Peters
- How Tom judge’s the quality of a leader
- Tom’s advice for young leaders
Tom Peters is coauthor of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and often tagged as the best business book ever. Eighteen 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 Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism. Tom’s tireless focus is on putting people first and developing leaders who stay in intimate touch with the front-liners who do the real work.
In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award.