Thomas J. Peters is an American writer best known for his writing on business management practices. His book, ‘In Search of Excellence’ marked a turning point in Peters career. Here is a look at some great Thomas J. Peter quotes to be familiar with.
“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.”
“As a consumer, you want to associate with brands whose powerful presence creates a halo effect that rubs off on you.”
“Business is about people. It’s about passion. It’s about bold ideas, bold small ideas or bold large ideas.”
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
“Communication is everyone’s panacea for everything.”
“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.”
“Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills.”
“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.”
“I know it sounds crazy, but you’ve got to let what you’re going to do find you, rather than you pursuing it.”
“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”
“If you really want to kill morale, have layoffs every two months for the next two years.”
“If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.”
“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”
“One simply cannot pay tribute to Stephen Covey without saying at the outset that he was a lovely human being.”
“Remember my mantra: distinct… or extinct.”
“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.”
“The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.”
“The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.”
“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.”
Here is a video on Tom Peters on the topic of reimagining business excellence in a disruptive age.
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