Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism

What you are doing right now will be the hallmark of your entire career.”

That is what Tom Peters is insisting about the critical nature of leadership in current conditions. During these tumultuous times of socio-political unrest and global pandemic, Tom continues to demand deep engagement, human connection, and, yes, EXCELLENCE.

With Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism, Tom sets a higher bar. Tom’s bold insights are based on decades of research and on-the-ground, steely observations. Fans will once again find themselves immersed in a rich world of people-first wisdom. Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism powerfully delivers the management and leadership direction for how to move forward in a world turned upside down.


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What People Are Saying

For the sake of the company, community, customer, and planet, Tom Peters wants every leader, everywhere, to – finally – put people first. He prods, provokes, cajoles, and charms his way through catchy examples and practical action steps that offer a path to sustainable excellence.”Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor, Author Think Outside the Building

Consider this book a gift from a humanist who has devoted his head, hearts and hands to counsel us all about the practice/how of leadership. Although Peters writes with a sense of urgency, savor his insights about what it takes to nurture our companies—in his words, ‘full-fledged breathing communities,’ and ensure business plays the role it must in building the world we all deserve.” Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative, Author Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

If you don’t have people as your true north before you read Excellence Now – you will at the end. Tom gives us a master class in the ‘soft stuff’ – what really matters today. It shows how excellence that centers around the human being rather than the technology, that creates jobs rather than destroys them, that offers humanized services and products that bring no less than delight and joy to customers is achieved by day-to-day, hour-to-hour action. The new rally cry? How can I be excellent in the next five minutes!”Tiffani Bova, Growth Evangelist, Salesforce, WSJ Bestselling Author: Growth IQ, Thinkers50

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Media Mentions

The value of Peters’s book—so brimming with optimism, enthusiasm, and belief in people—is in the way it grabs us by the lapels and reiterates one last time, in the most direct possible way, the humanistic message of his work.”Daniel Akst, strategy+business

How Personal Branding Can Heal Humanity: A Conversation With The Legendary Tom Peters, William Arruda, Forbes, September 2022

Bestselling Author Susan Cain on 5 Books Everyone Should Read, Next Big Idea Club editors, August 2022

CIO Recommended Reading List for 2022, Heller Search, April 2022

3 Modern Business Classics That Every Leader Should Read, and Management Guru Tom Peters on Building a Joyful Work Culture, Next Big Idea Club editors, February 2022

19 Best New Humanism Books To Read In 2022, Tom Holland, January 2022

6 Books I want Every Graduate Student in Education to Read, Jody Britten, 8 December 2021

Best Business Books 2021: Old Man and the C-suite, Daniel Akst, strategy+business, 8 November 2021

Who Should Be on Your 21st Century Board of Directors, Sunny Bindra, The Citizen, 12 July 2021

Hard or Soft Enough, Francis J. Kong, PhilStar.com, 11 July 2021

Why Inclusivity is Studentship Rather than Leadership, Karen Mangia and Vala Afshar, ZDNet, 18 May 2021

Extreme Humanism is Excellence: The Tom Peters Inteview, Hilton Barbour, HiltonBarbour.com, 1 May 2021

The Best Ways to Develop Excellence in Others is Through Positive Reinforcements, Karen Mangia and Vala Afshar, ZDNet, 27 April 2021

To Be Better Than Average, You Have to Escape From the Average, Sunny Bindra, The Citizen, 6 April 2021


[B]OLDER with Debbie Weil, 14 January, 2022

Tom joins Henry Stewart from Happy Ltd., 30 July, 2021,

Thoughts That Rock with Brant Menswar and Jim Knight, 19 July, 2021

The CXM Experience with Grad Conn:

Lead To Succeed with Rebecca and Callum Jenkins, 1 June, 2021

D.FINED Engagement BookCaste with Doug Fine, 13 May, 2021

A Conversation With Tom Peters On Leadership, Empathy, And Making A Difference with Tanveer Naseer, 21 April, 2021

Tom Peters’ Profound and Unexpected Advice to the Marketing Community, Marketing Companion with Mark Schaefer and Brooke Sellas, 14 April, 2021

Tom Peters on Getting Fired From McKinsey, My Favorite Mistake with Mark Graban, 13 April, 2021

Tom Peters on Practicing Extreme Humanism, On Brand with Nick Westergaard, 12 April, 2021

A Conversation About Engagement & Human Connection with Management Guru Tom Peters, A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley, 9 April, 2021

Tom Hood Interviews Tom Peters about his newest book Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism, FutureReadyLIVE with Tom Hood, 7 April, 2021

The Path to Excellence is ‘Extreme Humanism’ | with Tom Peters, Future-Proof with Bill Sheridan, 5 April, 2021

Tom Peters and Seth Godin 2021, 1 April, 2021

Punk CX podcast (#381​) with Tom Peters – Extreme Humanizaton, Punk CX with Adrian Swinscoe, 27 March, 2021

Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism with Tom Peters, Jaffe Juice TV with Joseph Jaffe, 22 March, 2021

DisrupTV Special Edition Episode Featuring Tom Peters, DisrupTV with Vala Afshar and Ray Wang, 18 March, 2021

Welcome Legendary Thought Leader Tom Peters to Clubhouse, Thinkers Infinity with Mitch Joel, 16 March, 2021

Dr Diane Hamilton Interviews Tom Peters 2021, Take The Lead with Dr. Diane Hamilton, 15 March, 2021

Tom Peters, Author, Leadership Expert On His Last Book, Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism, The Innovative Mindset with Izolda Trakhtenberg, 15 March, 2021

Excellene Now (And Forever) With Tom Peters, Love Is Just Damn Good Business with Steve Farber, 5 March, 2021

Extreme Humanism with Tom Peters‬, Conversations With Phil with Phil Gerbyshak, 3 February, 2021

Excellence Now: It’s All About the Human Stuff with Tom Peter‪s‬, What’s Next! with Tiffani Bova, 21 January, 2021

Extreme Humanism Meaning: Video Series

In this video series we asked business leaders: What does Extreme Humanism mean to you?


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