Monthly Archives: April 2009

50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #21

21. Leaders love to work with other leaders.  The other day I met a guy who was in charge of a large corporation. I knew from the minute he opened his mouth to talk I was going to like working

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #20

20. Leaders make mistakes — and make no bones about it.  Yes they do and they do not like to make them. Ultimately they realize that making mistakes is a prerequisite of learning. Learning is at the very core of

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #19

19. Leaders bring in different dudes.  Who is the best person for the vacancy in your team, department, division etc? The person with the best skills abilities and cultural fit. Certainly there are other factors as well but you want

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #18

18. Leaders are good at forgetting.  I was amused to read Peters’ discussion on this point. He used Enron as an example. How inappropriate does that seem NOW?! No I am not going to talk about Enron. I won’t do

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #17

17. Leaders are natural empowerment freaks. How can a leader magnify the efforts of the team toward a goal without regularly and ruthlessly empowering others? Trick question they can’t. The real question is do you know how to effectively empower your team?No?There

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #16

16. Leaders trust trust.  This rule is so obvious that it almost bears no explanation.  So let’s go a different direction instead. During my Masters degree I had the honor to separately meet Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner of The leadership

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #15

15. Leaders trust their guts.  I read this as the combination of experience and intuition. This is where the ability to be confident in who you are, what you have done culminates in helping determine what you now need to

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #14

14. Leadership is an improvisational art.  Another short one go back and read post number 12 again. Leadership is essentially an acting job. Got your attention? Disagree? Let me clarify. As a leader we are always on stage. People are

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