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Tom Peters’ EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS. XAlways/Kuala Lumpur/02August2006. 25. 2P.3E. P eople. P roduct. E xecution. E nthusiasm. E xcellence. “Why in the world did you go to S iberia ?”.
The Peters Principles: Enthusiasm. Emotion. Excellence. Energy. Excitement. Service. Growth. Creativity. Imagination. Vitality. Joy. Surprise. Independence. Spirit. Community. Limitless human potential. Diversity. Profit. Innovation. Design. Quality. Entrepreneurialism. Wow.
Organizing Genius / Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman“Groups become great only when everyone in them, leaders and members alike, is free to do his or her absolute best.”“The best thing a leader can do for a Great Group is to allow its members to discover their greatness.”
2.Great Leaders on Snorting Steeds Are Important – butGreat Talent Developers(Type I Leadership)are the Bedrock of Organizations that Perform Over the Long Haul.
“We made mistakes, of course. Most of them were omissions we didn’t think of when we initially wrote the software. We fixed them by doing it over and over, again and again. We do the same today. While our competitors are still sucking their thumbs trying to make the design perfect, we’re already on prototype version No. 5. By the time our rivals are ready with wires and screws, we are on version
No. 10. It gets back to planning versus acting: We act from day one; others plan how to plan—for months.”—Bloomberg by Bloomberg
JackWorld/1@T: (1) Neutron Jack.(Banish bureaucracy.) (2) “1, 2 or out” Jack.(Lead or leave.) (3) “Workout” Jack.(Empowerment, GE style.) (4) 6-Sigma Jack. (5) Internet Jack. (Throughout) TALENT JACK!
“Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t, Just Plain Damned.”Subtitle in the chapter, “Own Up to the Great Paradox: Success Is the Product of Deep Grooves/ Deep Grooves Destroy Adaptivity,” Liberation Management (1992)
“Management has a lot to do with answers. Leadership is a function of questions. And the first question for a leader always is:‘Whodowe intendtobe?’Not ‘What are we going to do?’ but ‘Who do we intend to be?’”—Max De Pree, Herman Miller
The Golden Leadership QUADRANGLE: (1) Talent Fanatic … (2) Creator-Visionary … (3) Inspired Profit Mechanic … (4) Technology Dreamer-True Believer
“It was much later that I realized Dad’s secret. He gained respect by giving it. He talked and listened to the fourth-grade kids in Spring Valley who shined shoes the same way he talked and listened to a bishop or a college president. He was seriously interested in who you were and what you had to say.” —Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Respect
“The two most powerful things in existence: a kind word and a thoughtful gesture.”Ken Langone, CEO, Invemed Associates [from Ronna Lichtenberg, It’s Not Business, It’s Personal]
“A key – perhaps the key – to leadership is the effective communication of a story.”Howard Gardner, Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership
Individuals (would-be leaders) cannot engage in a liberating mutual discovery process unless they are comfortable with their own skin.(“Leaders” who are not comfortable with themselves become petty control freaks.)
The Word According to TP:Upon having the Leadership Mantle placed upon one’s head, he/she shall never hear the unvarnished truth again!*(*Therefore, she/he needs one faithful compatriot to lay it on with no jelly.)
Nelson’s secret:“[Other] admirals more frightened of losing than anxious