Category: Tom's Slides

The Excellence Dividend
In PowerPoint/Annotated

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.

Enjoy.
And please let me know via Twitter what you think!

Columbus/Enhanced

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:

Given/Axiomatic …

(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 ...

Today’s Presentation

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

Tom In Auckland

Tom introduced The Excellence Dividend at the University of Auckland Business School. The first of his appearances for the book promotion was at their event for International Women's Day. If you were in the audience, we hope you enjoyed it!

The Excellence Dividend, University of Auckland Business School
The Excellence Dividend, University of Auckland Business School, LONG

MOBI, Medellín

Colombia is the site of Tom's appearance of the day, speaking to MOBI in Medellín. We recommend that you take a look at the MOBI website. Medellín is an award-winning city, and MOBI is a big part of that.

Slides are here:
MOBI, Medellin, Colombia

TransUnion

Tom's in Chicago speaking to the TransUnion Global Technology Leadership Meeting. TransUnion is a credit reporting agency, and more.

Slides are here: TransUnion, Chicago, 5 October 2017

Dignity Health

As the battle over the Affordable Care Act is waged in Congress, the uncertainty grows for those whose job it is to deliver healthcare to our rapidly aging population. Tom is in San Francisco speaking to the leaders of one of the largest U.S. healthcare providers, Dignity Health.
 
He remains steadfast: The theme of the speech is Excellence. (What else?) Striving toward excellence in all patient-staff interactions remains the best defense against the madness of the times. Though Tom insists on calling Excellence not "defense," but "offense"—that is, as he told us, "taking the lead and pre-empting the change with superb patient interactions in terms of outcomes and the experience the care provider offers."

Dignity Health, Final
Dignity Health, Long Version

Hanging Out With My Beloved SMEs

I'm speaking in Toronto to the conference of my dreams—"Private Company Managers Annual Meeting." For me, it's a one-two punch. First, the best of the best, the winners in Deloitte's "Canada's Best Managed Program." Second, the group consists entirely of mid-sized companies.
 
The "gurus" (whoops, including me) seem to focus almost exclusively on giant firms. Yet it's the SMEs who create (in every nation) de facto ALL the new jobs—and readily come out on top when it comes to innovation.
 
What a treat—and a privilege—it will be to hang out with these folks!

Slides are here:
Deloitte, Private Company Managers Annual Meeting, Toronto
Deloitte, Toronto, Long

Washington Federal CEO Forum
9 Dec 2016

In addition to FINAL and LONG versions of his presentation, he sent along a PowerPoint he's labeled "Mini-MASTER"—it amounts to an overview, wrapping up the year, in acknowledgement of this being his last presentation of 2016. 

Re-imagine! Seoul, 7 December 2016

He noted the loss of jobs worldwide to computerization—mainly jobs held by middle income employees. In his view, the growth of employment in the future will come from Small and Middle-sized Enterprises (SMEs).