Friday, 4 January 2019

Tom Peters' 18 number 1's

Love them all. Thank you Tom. You said steal them!

THE EIGHTEEN "NUMBER ONES"
*Investment #1: TRAINING
*Asset #1: PORTFOLIO OF FIRST-LINE MANAGERS
*Core Value #1: LISTENING EXCELLENCE!!!
*Obsession #1: EXECUTION/"THE LAST 95%"
*Job #1: ESTABLISHING/MAINTAINING "60/60/24/7/365" A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE-BY-PUTTING-PEOPLE-REALLY-FIRST
*Calling #1: LEADING IS A HUMAN-POTENTIAL-MAXIMIZATION ACTIVITY—THERE IS NO HIGHER CALLING.
*Value-Added Strategy #1: DESIGN EXCELLENCE/RADICAL HUMANIZATION
*Success Credo #1: "ARE YOU GOING TO COST CUT YOUR WAY TO PROSPERITY? OR ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND YOUR WAY TO PROSPERITY?" "OVER-INVEST IN OUR PEOPLE, OVER-INVEST IN OUR FACILITIES." "COST CUTTING IS A DEATH SPIRAL. OUR WHOLE STORY IS GROWING REVENUE."
*Organization Effectiveness/$$$$ Payoff #1: WOMEN BUY EVERYTHING (Consumer/ Commercial)/WOMEN HAVE ALL THE MONEY/WOMEN ARE BETTER LEADERS
*Missed Opportunity #1: OLDIES/RICH, MEGA-NUMEROUS, IGNORED—PLENTY OF TIME LEFT
*Economic Cornerstone #1: SMEs RULE (create all the jobs, are responsible for the lion's share of innovation)/Motto: "BE THE BEST, IT'S THE ONLY MARKET THAT'S NOT CROWDED"
*Innovation Strategy #1: WTTMSW/WHOEVER TRIES THE MOST STUFF WINS/Extended: WTTMS(ASTMSUTF)W/WHOEVER TRIES THE MOST STUFF (AND SCREWS THE MOST STUFF UP THE FASTEST) WINS
*Personal Habit #1: READ. READ. READ. READ. READ.
*Time Management Must #1: SLOW DOWN
*Making Things Happen Dictate #1: LUNCH!!!
*Daily Activity #1: MBWA/MANAGING BY WANDERING AROUND
*Commandment #1: EXCELLENCE IS THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES.
*Axiom #1: HARD (NUMBERS, PLANS, ORG CHARTS) IS SOFT. SOFT (RELATIONSHIPS, CULTURE, LISTENING, EXCELLENCE) IS HARD.
Be remarkable.
Ian
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