Monthly Archives: March 2009

50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #13

13. Leaders wire the joint.  Okay today’s post is going to be really short. Read rule number 10 and rule number 12 again. Bottom line is leaders understand the complex pattern of relationships that exist in their environment and know

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #12

12. Leaders groove on ambiguity.  I read this rule with amusement from the perspective of “what the heck is Peters trying to say here?!” His explanation of this relatively straight forward rule seemed obtuse to me. The bottom line is

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #11

11. Leaders multitask. It is interesting to me that on this rule and the previous one, Peters argues that women are better suited to leadership than are men. Well I agree, on these points they are. While this is a generalization

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Crucibles of Leadership: Hell’s Kitchen and Gordon Ramsey

Okay a little diversion from our Tom Peters series… Last night I was watching a DVR’d episode of Hell’s Kitchen. For some reason I really like this show. Maybe it is my passion for cooking, I do dream of being

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #10

Wow our first milestone 10 posts on Tom Peters 50 rules of leadership, only 40 more to go. Well back to it.   10. Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships. If you have read my blog for any length of

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #9

9. Leaders win through logistics.  In the post “Leaders love the mess” it may not have been obvious that despite the chaos and unpredictability of a leadership situation, the role of the leader is no not only identify systems and

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #8

8. Leaders create their own ( peculiar? ) destinies. Strangely worded for a rule don’t you think. Essentially we leaders must recognize that leadership is not an intellectual thing. I go to school for leadership I learn everything about the

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #7

7. Leaders deliver.There is an old leadership saying that if you turn around and there is no one following you, you might not be a leader. There is another equally important concept that says if you are not leading your

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #6

6. The leader is rarely — possibly never? — the best performer.This is an interesting idea and is very true. Why would we assume that someone who leads needs to be the best at a specific topic other than leadership?!

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #5

5. Leaders love the mess.I have said many times that leadership is messy. If you think that you case have a nice neat orderly world and lead effectively good luck! Maybe there is a nice administrative military role in an

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