Monthly Archives: May 2009

50 posts 50 rules: Tom Peters on Leadership 32

32. Leaders love technology.  Yup they do. I am writing a blog managing a website sharing what I know about effective leadership. 4 years ago I did not think that “blog” was a word. Actually it wasn’t yet! I carry

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50 posts 50 rules: Tom Peters on Leadership 31

31. Leaders honor the assassins in their own organizations.  I think this rule is a load of crap actually. Maybe it’s the wording but I have no intention of honoring assassins. Again it’s in the wording. I do believe in

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50 posts 50 rules: Tom Peters on Leadership 30

30. But leaders have to deliver, so they worry about throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I love Peter’s argument here, the cognitive dissonance between the need for execution order and systems with the need for creative destruction and rebirth.

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50 posts 50 rules: Tom Peters on Leadership 29

29. Leaders never get caught fighting the last war. Leaders see around corners. They have the ability to take seemingly random bits of information, to take interactions in the world around them and build from these a picture in their intuition

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50 posts 50 rules: tom peters on leadership 28

28. Leaders don’t fall prey to their own success.A leader is someone who almost never “arrives” They cannot truly “make it” because there is another hill to take, another change to make, another rule to break. ;-)It is one thing

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50 posts 50 rules: tom peters on leadership 27

27. Leaders love rainbows — for totally pragmatic reasons.Group think. Ever heard of it? I wrote a while back about a Fed EX ground video that I love. It is essentially the story of what can happen when a group gets too

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #26

26. Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. YES YES YES they do! This is the core of what they do! Challenge: Who are you developing as a leader right now? If you are not why not?!

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #25

25. Leaders have taste.  Yeah I’m not so sure about this one. Sure leaders have taste so do many other individuals. I just do not believe this is a defining characteristic of a leader. Perhaps from a follower point of

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #24

24. Leaders also know when to challenge design specs.  Okay so this one is obvious if we continue on from the last post. There is always a leader a level or two up that sets the design spec for you.

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #23

23. Leaders set design specs.  When I first saw this rule I thought what the heck is Peters talking about here?! I thought we were talking about leadership not engineering or architecture. Then it struck me this rule is more

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