COVID Interviews 2020
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.
Interview with Trevor Gay.
Tom joins Rita McGrath on her video series Friday Fireside Chats.
"These are the Seven Commandments. Be kind, be caring, be patient, be forgiving, be present, be positive, and walk in the other person’s shoes." - Tom Peters in conversation with Mitch Russo on Your First Thousand Clients.
Catch Tom in conversation with Izolda Trakhtenberg on The Innovative Mindset podcast.
On the 250th episode of Peter Winick's Leveraging Thought Leadership, Tom talks about being a public figure and how thought leadership can be misinterpreted. Tune in here!
Managing in times of madness doesn't have to be....madness! Catch Tom in his latest interview with Mark Graban on the Lean Podcast.
Tom joins Sean Delaney on his podcast What Got You There. On this episode Tom discusses how to manage your business in this time of exponentially accelerating change.
Tom and John Wilson discuss leading in times of crisis on the CEO Global Network's CEO Roundtable Discussion.
On 1000 African Voices, Tom talks about Trump and the importance of leadership during turbulent times.
On Six Pixels of Separation, Tom talks to Mitch Joel about business thinking. Listen in, get inspired and GO!
Check out Tom's feature on the Masters Speak series hosted by Future Generali India Life Insurance.
Tom speaks with Todd Schnick on the Schnick Foundation podcast.
Tom speaks with Adrian Swincoe on Punk CX about the need for Extreme Humanization. Listen to the podcast episode here!
Check out this recorded livestream with Tom and Sam Maule of the 11:FS show.
In a LinkedIn Live conversation with Phil Gerbyshak, Tom stresses that certain priorities remain constant despite the global volatility brought on by COVID-19.
On the Scaling Up Business podcast with Bill Gallagher, Tom talks about putting people first. Why? Because what could possibly be more important!
Listen in to hear what Tom says company leaders must understand, his unexpected stance on maximizing shareholder value, and more on Roger Dooley's Brainfluence podcast.
On Global I.Q with Jim Falk, Tom talks about how leaders must navigate the new normal to effectively engage within the limits of social distancing and virtual conference rooms.
On the weekly show DisrupTV, Tom engages in an energizing conversation with Salesforce's Vala Afshar and Chairman of Constellation Research, Inc Ray Wang. This episode has reached over 72k views in just over a week! Check it out!
On Diane Hamilton's Take the Lead, Tom talks about his inspirations, motivations and strategies for managing better.
"I’ve been reading so much stuff for the past few years. The whole series of books from Sherry Turkle, a woman from Berkeley on how the new technology is making awful messes of our brain. All of which incidentally, given the timing of our conversation and forgetting the nightmare part is incredibly important relative to this issue.
Are we all going to work for home and what does that mean in terms of social psychological interaction, decision-making, etc.?
I’ve been asked over and over again, the thing that Bob Waterman and I found in doing the In Search of Excellence research way back in 1977, was managing by wandering around in a two-year-old Packard. I’ve always said that’s the only idea I need. It’s not about managing by wandering around. It’s about leaders who are in touch." - Tom Peters
Tom talks with Larry Walsh on POD2112 about the need for “Extreme Humanization” in business.
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