I had a rough day. I've had a rough week. Maybe it's been a month. I needed some inspiration. Today I reviewed quite a few slides from Tom Peters, here are some favorites to share:
If you donâ?'t like change, youâ??re going to like irrelevance even less. – General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff. U. S. Army
Only the constant pursuit of innovation can ensure long-term success. – Daniel Muzyka, Dean, Sauder School of Business, Univ of British Columbia (FT/2004)
The Cracked Ones Let in the Light – Tom Peters
Our business needs a massive transfusion of talent, and talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among non-conformists, dissenters and rebels. – David Ogilvy
People want to be part of something larger than themselves. They want to be part of something theyâ??re really proud of, that theyâ??ll fight for, sacrifice for, trust. – Howard Schultz, Starbucks (IBD/09.05)
If things seem under control, youâ??re just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti
The First step in a â??dramaticâ?? organizational change program is obviousâ??dramatic personal change! – RG
A body can pretend to care, but they canâ?'t pretend to be there. – Texas Bix Bender
Ninety percent of what we call â??managementâ?? consists of making it difficult for people to get things done. â?? Peter Drucker
Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability. – Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan/ Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
The top software developers are more productive than average software developers not by a factor of 10X or 100X, or even 1,000X, but 10,000X. – Nathan Myhrvold, former Chief Scientist, Microsoft
And a favorite of mine:
Give your employees every opportunity to succeed, and if they can't succeed give them an opportunity to succeed elsewhere. Sometimes that means firing them. – I can't remember who told me this, but it's stuck with me.
I wish I could just walk around all day and repeat these over and over and over and over and over…. and hope that at least one person listens.