Tom has provided the slides from his presentation at the IIL virtual conference, Agile and Scrum 2018. There is the version he used at the online event, and a longer slideset compiled with more depth for anyone who'd like to see more of what he'd have had to say, time allowing. Links to the files for downloading are here:
[Addendum 6 June 2018: TP and Tiffani Bova—Listen, Care, Smile, Say "Thank You"]
[Addendum 7 June 2018: TP and Tiffani Bova—It's All About the Relationships]
[Addendum 12 June 2018, Final Video: TP and Tiffani Bova—The Importance of Failure]
The lead article in this month's ChangeThis is Tom's elaboration on his main theme from The Excellence Dividend: People First! I.e., people take time.
It seems Tom can't re-state his "People First" message often enough. He's said he'll keep repeating it until businesses start listening and change accordingly.
See the ChangeThis article here. And give time to really digesting its message.
As I do various podcasts in particular, I keep trying to boil down the fundamental argument of The Excellence Dividend. Here you will find the heart of the matter in ... SEVEN SLIDES (with annotation added).
Lemme know what you think at twitter (@tom_peters).
FYI: Here is the first slide ...
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT MAKING ANY ORGANIZATION/ ANY SIZE/ANY BUSINESS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
EVERY LEADER/2018 HAS A MORAL OBLIGATION TO DEVELOP PEOPLE SO THAT WHEN THEY LEAVE THEY ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR TOMORROW THAN THEY WERE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.
ANY/ALL ORGANIZATIONS ARE PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE. LEADERS: PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE.
Well, here I go again. Trying to produce useful Excellence Dividend companions. This is a "get it off my chest" PowerPoint. The big ideas about which I am feeling more passionate each day!
I dearly hope you find stuff to steal!!!!!
(PLEASE READ THIS DAMN THING. THE POWERPOINT IS SHORT AND I HOPE SWEET—AND THE VERY BEST I CAN DO!!!!!)
Following my April 12 speech in Columbus, Ohio, and two weeks of book publicity—many, many, podcasts, I decided I wanted to complement the new book with an up-to-the-minute PowerPoint. You will find it here. The Big Deal is substantial annotation.
I want you to buy the book!!
Plus copies for colleagues!!
This is not a substitute—but I hope it is a pretty complete addendum. Moreover, an addendum that might help you directly in, say, presentations you make.
And please let me know via Twitter what you think!
I had a great time in Columbus, which is a league leader in business growth, aiming to redouble its already substantial efforts. (The topic was economic development—which allowed me to focus on my SME Love Affair.) As usual, we immediately posted the slides here at tompeters.com.
However, a couple of days later I got to playing around with the slideset. As it was, I didn't get through all the material—typical for me. Nonetheless, I'm now posting a "What if" version of the presentation—what if I'd had 120 minutes instead of 60?
Since this new slidedeck is also a "sorta summary" of The Excellence Dividend, I thought you might be interested.
Have at it, Columbus ENHANCED as of 6PM on 14 April 2018.
Note: WHILE I'VE BEEN ON BOOK TOUR—MOSTLY PODCASTS—I'VE BEEN ASKED OVER AND OVER TO EXPLAIN MY OBSESSION WITH THE "PEOPLE STUFF." I USUALLY ANSWER, SNIPPILY, "WELL WHAT THE HELL ELSE IS THERE? ORGANIZATIONS, NO MATTER HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY THEY USE, ARE NO MORE AND NO LESS THAN 'PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE.'" ON THIS TOPIC, CHECK OUT SLIDE #2, WHICH SAYS:
(1)THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT MAKING ANY ORGANIZATION OF ANY SIZE IN ANY BUSINESS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK.
(2) EVERY LEADER HAS A MORAL OBLIGATION CIRCA 2018 TO DEVELOP PEOPLE SO THAT WHEN THEY LEAVE THEY ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR TOMORROW THAN THEY WERE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.
Over to you ...
Tom's in Columbus, OH, for their Columbus 2020 campaign, an initiative to promote growth in the region. Columbus 2020 is the economic development organization that helps coordinate efforts by private businesses to expand in partnership with state and local government.
Slides are here:
Columbus 2020, Columbus, OH
We're thrilled to announce that Tom's new book, The Excellence Dividend, is now available in the U.S. The audio, print, or ebook versions can be ordered online, or you can visit your favorite local independent bookstore to pick up a copy.
As Tom says: "We are in a time of incredible change. My bottom line is that there is an effective way to master and profit from the madness. And, yes, the answer is excellence. It is hard work, but it is eminently doable. And infinitely rewarding at a personal as well as professional level."
Find out more about The Excellence Dividend at excellencedividend.com.