In these exceptional times, Tom stresses the need for inspiring and humane leadership now more than ever.
As leaders, we must ask ourselves: (1) What are our responsibilities to our employees and the greater community? (2) How will management excellence during uncertain times better shape our futures?
Tom tackles these questions in a number of recent conversations conducted well over six-feet away (!) with various thought leaders.
We hope these words offer you some guidance and wisdom in how you lead your careers and lives. In the meantime, stay safe.
Catch Tom and Marcus Kirsch on the third episode of The Wicked Podcast.
Tom and Nick Westergaard talk leadership in troubling times on the On Brand podcast.
“The way that leaders behave relative to the people that work with them throughout this crisis—let’s call it the last two months and the next 2–3 months—what they do and the way in which they do it will be the landmark of their adult career.” - Tom Peters
Tom speaks with Thomas Capone on the New York Distance Learning Association's podcast, Coffee in the Clouds.
"What you have done in the last 60 days and what you will do in the next 90 or 120 days, to a significant degree, will be your life legacy... If you take great care of people, they'll take care of the bottom line. " -Tom Peters
Listen to Tom on Jim Marous' Banking Transformed podcast.
On the Tell Me What To Say podcast with Drew Kugler, Tom talks about communication during a crisis.
In his second appearance on the Stayin' Alive in Tech podcast with founder of Timeshare CMO Melinda Byerley, Tom discusses how managers should navigate tough decisions. Underscoring his decades-long philosophy of putting people first, Tom warns of the consequences leaders will face down the line if they don't prioritize their employees now.
"If you're a leader and if you have people working for you, never do any single thing you can't imagine bragging to your grandkids thirty years from now. It's all about people. It's all about taking care of people... You have a responsibility as a business owner." -Tom Peters
In this GYDA Member Hub Talks – Robert Craven interviews Tom on how the COVID-19 Crisis will define your career as a digital agency leader.
On Jeanne Bliss' Human Duct Tape Show, Tom talks about the importance of trusting your employees as many make the transition to work from home.
"The skill you need in a crisis is to have developed an incredible group of human beings who have autonomy and who care." -Tom Peters
For non-corona related news, Tom spoke with Bradford Cooper on the Catalyst Health, Wellness and Performance Podcast discussing how to succeed and make an impact in the wellness industry.
“You have the opportunity to dramatically reshape the lives over a 10 year period of 1000 people.” - Tom Peters
On the Manage Smarter Podcast, Tom speaks with SalesFuel CEO C. Lee Smith on how to manage effectively and humanely during a crisis.
"If you are a CEO sitting with stock options up the kazoo — and you’ve got a bank account of 170 million dollars — and if you lay front line people off (during this pandemic), you are a first-class lifelong SOB in my book." - Tom Peters