Interviews 2020-24

Tom believes the need for inspiring and humane leadership is critical now more than ever. We hope these words offer you some guidance and wisdom in how you lead your careers and lives.

Interviews 2024

Apr 9 Forty years ago, Peters co-authored, with Robert Waterman, In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies: Tom Peters – What Does the Future Hold for Business, Leadership, and Humanism?

Interviews 2023

Sept 5 A talk with Ellen J Langer about her latest book, The Mindful BodyThe Mindful Body by Ellen J Langer

Interviews about Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence

Jan 25 Watch Tom and Skip Lineberg on The Main Thing PodcastTom Peters Shares Excellent Wisdom

Jan 12 Tom joins the first ever episode of the Happy Manifesto with Henry Stewart and Maureen Egbe: The magic of leadership is empathy, with Tom Peters

Jan 9  Tom talks on Lead the Future Podcast with Dr. Vince Molinaro:  There Is No Business Excellence Without Community- Tom Peters

Jan 3 Watch Tom on Leading The Future Of Work with Jacob Morgan  Hire Good People: The Single Most Important Company Action – Tom Peters

Jan 2 Join Tom and Clare Kumar on the Happy Space Podcast as they discuss the power of women and the end of the three-martini lunch.

Jan 2 Tom joins On Brand with Nick Westergaard in the first episode of 2023: Excellence in the New Year with Tom Peters

Dec 28 Leadership Lessons To Help Guide You To Excellence, Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch

Dec 27 Listen in with Tom and Mark Schaefer on The Marketing Companion

Dec 21 Closing out the 4th season of her podcast “Stayin’ Alive in Technology,” Melinda Byerly interviews Tom. Listen and find out Tom’s response  to “If Today Was Your Last Day.”

Dec 19 Tom joins Scott Monty on Timeless Leadership

Dec 18 In Conversation With…Tom Peters, Leadership NOW with Dan Pontefract

Dec 15 Tom joins GRACE under pressure with John Baldoni

Dec 13 Tom helps commemorate the 300th episode of Disrupt Yourself with Whitney Johnson

Dec 13 A fun, free-wheeling, and thought-provoking conversation on Mark Graban’s Lean Blog: Interview with Tom Peters on His Compact Guide to Excellence – New Book

Dec 12 Watch Tom on Brainfluence with Roger Dooley

Dec 5 Paul Millerd interviews Tom on StrategyU. Watch to find out “Why Tom Peters Was Too Weird For McKinsey” 

Nov 21 How Human Connection Can Help A Business Achieve Excellence With Tom Peters, Co-author Of “In Search Of Excellence” on The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse

Nov 11 Tanveer Naseer invites Tom back to his podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe” Tom Peters: It’s Time for Excellence Now and Putting People First

Nov 10 Steve Farber interviews Tom for his podcast “Love is Just Damn Good Business.” The Power Of Community Building In Achieving Business Success With Tom Peters

Nov 9 Tom talks with Guy Kawaski about engaging employees, showing you care, and much more on Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Tom Peters: The Return of Excellence

Nov 9 The Culture of Excellence with Tom Peters What’s Next! with Tiffani Bova

Nov 9 A Guide to Excellence with Tom Peters on Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry

Nov 7 Joseph Jaffe interviews Tom again with the I love you, Tom Peters Jaffe Juice TV

Nov 6 Catch Tom on Six Pixels of Separation with Mitch Joel: Tom Peters On What Truly Matters At Work

Nov 3 Find Tom on The Sales and Leadership Show with Phil Gerbyshak

Nov 1 Tom joins Dr. Diane Hamilton on Take the Lead

Oct 21 Vala Afshar and R “Ray” Wang invited Tom to talk about his latest book on DisrupTV Episode 298

Oct 14 Watch this LinkedIn Live Extreme Humanism: A Conversation with Tom Peters and Lisa Mcleod

Sept 23 Tom joined Mitch Russo on Your First Thousand Clients to talk about long-term investments…in people.

Extreme Humanism Interviews 2022

Nov 15 Watch Tugboat Institute® Founder and CEO Dave Whorton talk with Tom about In Search of Excellence and Beyond.

June 15 Tom and Jim Kouzes joined Tanveer Naseer on Leadership Biz Cafe to discuss leadership: present and future.

May 24 Tom shares how to become a true leader in a way that’s genuine and caring with Adam Markel on Change Proof Podcast

May 14 Tom joins Adedoyin Adebayo on Leadership Lessons to talk about putting PEOPLE FIRST, women as untapped leadership resource #1, and much more:

April 4 Tom joined Hari Abburi, Mary Abbazia, and Tom Spitale in a wide ranging conversation. Excellence In The New World

Jan 31 Tom joins Parson’s Strategic Design for Global Leadership masters students to discuss new leadership practices:

Jan 14 Tom joins [B]OLDER with Debbie Weil

Extreme Humanism Interviews 2021

During these tumultuous times of socio-political unrest and global pandemic, Tom continues to demand deep engagement, human connection, and, yes, EXCELLENCE. Tom answers questions on how to lead with Extreme Humanism Excellence.

Sept 16 Tom joins Martin Lindstrom and Marshall Goldsmith on The M&M Show: Has the Concept of the Corporation Died?

July 30 Tom joins Henry Stewart from Happy Ltd. in this two part interview:

July 19 Brant Menswar and Jim Knight host Tom on their season finale of Thoughts That Rock

The CXM Experience with Grad Conn:

June 1 Tom Peters – Why we need Extreme Humanism in Leadership today, Lead To Succeed with Rebecca and Callum Jenkins

May 14 Tom guests on Timeless Leader with Scott Monty

May 13 Tom joins Doug Fine on D.FINED Engagement BookCaste

May 1 Hilton Barbour interviewed Tom for his Culture Interview article series Extreme Humanism is Excellence: The Tom Peters Interview

April 21 Tom’s most recent appearance on Leadership Biz Cafe with Tanveer Naseer: A Conversation With Tom Peters On Leadership, Empathy, And Making A Difference. Listen now

April 14 Tom Peters’ Profound and Unexpected Advice to the Marketing Community, Marketing Companion with Mark Schaefer and Brooke Sellas

April 13 Tom Peters on Getting Fired From McKinsey, My Favorite Mistake with Mark Graban

April 12 Tom Peters on Practicing Extreme Humanism, On Brand with Nick Westergaard

April 9 A Conversation About Engagement & Human Connection with Management Guru Tom Peters, A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley

April 7 Tom Hood Interviews Tom Peters about his newest book Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism on FutureReadyLIVE

April 1 The Path to Excellence is ‘Extreme Humanism’ | with Tom Peters, Future-Proof with Bill Sheridan

April 1 Tom Peters and Seth Godin 2021

March 27 Punk CX podcast (#381​) with Tom Peters – Extreme Humanizaton, with Adrian Swinscoe

March 22 Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism with Tom Peters, Jaffe Juice TV with Joseph Jaffe

March 18 DisrupTV Special Edition Episode Featuring Tom Peters, DisrupTV with Vala Afshar and Ray Wang

March 16 Welcome Legendary Thought Leader Tom Peters to Clubhouse, Thinkers Infinity with Mitch Joel

March 15 Tom on Take The Lead with Dr. Diane Hamilton

March 15 Tom Peters, Author, Leadership Expert On His Last Book, Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism, The Innovative Mindset with Izolda Trakhtenberg

March 5 Excellene Now (And Forever) With Tom Peters, Love Is Just Damn Good Business with Steve Farber

Feb 3 Tom Peters‬ joins Phil Gerbyshak on Conversations With Phil to talk Extreme Humanism

Jan 21 Excellence Now: It’s All About the Human Stuff with Tom Peter‪s‬, What’s Next! with Tiffani Bova

COVID Interviews 2020

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.

Nov 16 Interview with Trevor Gay.

Sept 23 Tom joins Rita McGrath on her video series Friday Fireside Chats.

Nov 13 “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.

Sept 30 Catch Tom in conversation with Izolda Trakhtenberg on The Innovative Mindset podcast.

Aug 24 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!

Aug 24 Managing in times of madness doesn’t have to be….madness! Catch Tom in his latest interview with Mark Graban on the Lean Podcast.

Aug 23 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.

July 30 Tom and John Wilson discuss leading in times of crisis on the CEO Global Network’s CEO Roundtable Discussion.

July 28 On 1000 African Voices, Tom talks about Trump and the importance of leadership during turbulent times.

July 27 On Six Pixels of Separation, Tom talks to Mitch Joel about business thinking. Listen in, get inspired and GO!

July 17 Check out Tom’s feature on the Masters Speak series hosted by Future Generali India Life Insurance.

July 13 Tom speaks with Todd Schnick on the Schnick Foundation podcast.

July 3 Tom speaks with Adrian Swincoe on Punk CX about the need for Extreme Humanization. Listen to the podcast episode here!  

July 1 Check out this recorded livestream with Tom and Sam Maule of the 11:FS show.

June 29 In a LinkedIn Live conversation with Phil Gerbyshak, Tom stresses that certain priorities remain constant despite the global volatility brought on by COVID-19.

June 24 On the Scaling Up Business podcast with Bill Gallagher, Tom talks about putting people first. Why? Because what could possibly be more important!

June 21 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.

June 21 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.

June 7 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!

Podcast here.

June 5 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

June 3 Tom talks with Larry Walsh on POD2112 about the need for “Extreme Humanization” in business.

May 29 On Unleashed with Jeff Tetz, Tom talks about his recent compilation of management advice, 27 Number Ones.

May 25 Catch Tom and Marcus Kirsch on the third episode of The Wicked Podcast.

May 25 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

May 19 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

May 12 Listen to Tom on Jim Marous’ Banking Transformed podcast.

May 7 On the Tell Me What To Say podcast with Drew Kugler, Tom talks about communication during a crisis.

April 30 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

April 24 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.

April 20 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

April 1 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

March 29 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