THE 27 “NUMBER ONES”

1. Capital Investment #1: TRAINING. TRAINING. TRAINING.

2. Moral Obligation #1: PREPARE EMPLOYEES FOR A ROCKY FUTURE

3. Obsession #1: EXECUTION IS THE “LAST 95 PERCENT”

4. Job #1: ESTABLISH A “PEOPLE (REALLY) FIRST” CULTURE

5. Calling #1: LEADING=MAXIMIZING HUMAN POTENTIAL

6. Asset #1: FULL PORTFOLIO OF FIRST-LINE MANAGERS

7. Hiring Requirement #1: HIRE FOR EQ/EMPATHY/“SOFT” SKILLS

8. Core Value #1: LISTENING EXCELLENCE

9. Community Obligation #1: EXTREME SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

10. State of Mind #1: ORGANIZATIONS AS VIBRANT COMMUNITIES

11. Value-Added Strategy #1: DESIGN/EXTREME HUMANIZATION

12. Value-Added Tiny Tactic #1: TGR=THINGS GONE RIGHT/SMALL>>BIG

13. Value-Added Success Credo #1: BETTER BEFORE CHEAPER

14. Leadership Team “Must” #1: PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE

15. Business Development Opportunity #1: WOMEN BUY EVERYTHING

16. Missed Market Opportunity #1: OLDIES HAVE A-L-L THE MONEY

17. Economic Cornerstone #1: SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISES

18. Innovation Strategy #1: WHOEVER TRIES THE MOST STUFF WINS

19. Daily Strategic Activity #1: MANAGING BY WANDERING AROUND

20. Time Management Must #1: SLOW DOWN/50 PERCENT UNSCHEDULED TIME

21. Hallmark #1: CULTURE MANAGEMENT/ONE MINUTE AT A TIME

22. Power Word #1: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (AND “THANK YOU”)

23. Personal Habit #1: READ. READ. READ.

24. Toughest Task #1: SELF-MANAGEMENT

25. Commandment #1: EXCELLENCE IS THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES

26. Axiom #1: HARD(NUMBERS+) IS SOFT. SOFT(CULTURE+) IS HARD.

27. Reflection #1: FOCUS ON “EULOGY VIRTUES”

… Tom Peters

Full article: https://tompeters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/0430.2020.EXCELLENCE.CV-19.LEADERSHIP.pdf

You can’t always get what you want

Is everything going to be okay?

“That depends.

If we mean, “Is everything going to be the way it was and the way I expected it to be?” then the answer is no. The answer to that question is always no, it always has been.

If we mean, “Is everything going to be the way it is going to be?” then the answer is yes. Of course. If we define whatever happens as okay, then everything will be.

Given that everything is going to be the way it’s going to be, we’re left with an actually useful and productive question instead: “What are you going to do about it?””

…Seth Godin