The Passion Imperative: The Leadership50Tom Peters/Bangkok/01August2006
“Ninety percent of what we call ‘management’ consists of making it difficult for people to get things done.”– Peter Drucker
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.”
Leadership’s Mt Everest“free to do his or her absolute best” … “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.
3. But Then Again, There Are Times When This “Visionary” (Type II Leadership) Stuff Actually Works!
The Golden Leadership Triangle: (1) Talent Fanatic … (2) Creator-Visionary … (3) Inspired Profit Mechanic.
“A body can pretend to care, but they can’t pretend to be there.”— Texas Bix Bender
“If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”—Mario Andretti
“We have a ‘strategic’ plan. It’s called doing things.”— Herb Kelleher
“If Microsoft is good at anything, it’s avoiding the trap of worrying about criticism. Microsoft fails constantly. They’re eviscerated in public for lousy products. Yet they persist, through version after version, until they get something good enough. Then they leverage the power they’ve gained in other markets to enforce their standard.”Seth Godin, Zooming
Half-full Cups:“[Ronald Reagan] radiated an almost transcendent happiness.”Lou Cannon
“It is no use saying ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”—WSC
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!
Ridin’ with Roger: “What have you done to DRAMATICALLYIMPROVE quality in the last 90 days?”
Forget>“Learn”“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.”Dee Hock
20.BUT … Leaders Have to Deliver, So They Worry About “Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater.”
“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)