Tom Peters's Quotes
Biography of Tom Peters
As far as I'm concerned, the first business leader who was able to establish a cult of personality around his tenure was Lee Iacocca.Tags: Able, Business, Leader
Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department.Tags: Design, Meeting, Single
I don't want the 35-year-olds in my audience to think of me as as 'pops' giving the kind of advice that only 65-year-olds can understand.Tags: Advice, Giving, Understand
I know it sounds crazy, but you've got to let what you're going to do find you, rather than you pursuing it.Tags: Crazy, Rather, Sounds
If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and you're nuts to stay there.Tags: Company, Policy, Stay
One simply cannot pay tribute to Stephen Covey without saying at the outset that he was a lovely human being.Tags: Cannot, Human, Saying
South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village - an eager workforce, ready to take on any challenge.Tags: Africa, Challenge, Ready
Statistically and emotionally, I believe that the way I can be of help to society is by doing what I know and what I've been good at.Tags: Good, Help, Society
The top athletes are consummate pros who work obsessively at their craft. Approach yours the same way.Tags: Approach, Top, Work
Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.Tags: Change, Energy, Past
Stop being conned by the old mantra that says, 'Leaders are cool, managers are dweebs.' Instead, follow the Peters Principle: Leaders are cool. Managers are cool too!Tags: Cool, Old, Stop
For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it's office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce.Tags: Change, Office, Technology
Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.Tags: Age, Business, Today
The workplace revolution that transformed the lives of blue-collar workers in the 1970s and 1980s is finally reaching the offices and cubicles of the white-collar workers.Tags: Finally, Lives, Revolution
Today brands are everything, and all kinds of products and services - from accounting firms to sneaker makers to restaurants - are figuring out how to transcend the narrow boundaries of their categories and become a brand surrounded by a Tommy Hilfiger-like buzz.Tags: Accounting, Become, Today
Celebrate what you want to see more of.Tags: Celebrate
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.Tags: Leadership, Management, Telling
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.Tags: Almost, Business, Design
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.Tags: Change, Excellence, Excellent
The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.Tags: Great, Positive, Simple
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The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.Tags: Magic, Successful, Treat
The whole secret to our success is being able to con ourselves into believing that we're going to change the world because statistically we are unlikely to do it.Tags: Change, Success, Whole
As a consumer, you want to associate with brands whose powerful presence creates a halo effect that rubs off on you.Tags: Off, Powerful, Whose
Vision is dandy, but sustainable company excellence comes from a huge stable of able managers.Tags: Able, Company, Vision
Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.Tags: Game, Politics, Wisdom
I think it's wonderful to save the world, but you need to be part of the world, too.Tags: Save, Wonderful
Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse.Tags: Change, Enough, Great
The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.Tags: Almost, Best, Leaders
We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo... excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.Tags: Exciting, Found, Tough
A passive approach to professional growth will leave you by the wayside.Tags: Approach, Growth, Leave
All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer.Tags: Business, Company, Success