Monthly Archives: June 2009

50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership: 40

40. Leaders give everyone a cause. Maybe I am getting a bit tired of this series but this rule seems so obvious as to be silly. Yet is it? The other day I was considering the management model of theory

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The Complete Leader

What is the complete leader? This is a model I have been working on for the past 5 years. Essentially the model reflects the simplicity and complexity that is leadership. A leader is not a cookie cutter set of skills and

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership 39

39. Leaders have great stories. I remember a time a few years back when a colleague had said to me, “we don’t tell stories anymore”. This statement cut deeply, he had verbalized angst I had been feeling for some time

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Ron on Twitter

I finally did it. I signed up on twitter. I am late to the party to be sure. In this respect it woluld be easy to say I am a follower and that would be true.I decided though that twitter

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership 38

38. Leadership is a performance.   Okay when I first read this rule by Tom Peters I was thinking he was going to discuss performance as in measurable progress against a goal but he took a left turn here. He

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Leadership Challenge: Ron Style…

Everyone Great news! After a grueling 8 months of leading an organization by day, evenings in B school obtaining an MBA and spare time split between family friends and volunteer leadership roles, I am happy to announce that I finished

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #37

37. Leaders show up. Ya! That is the whole point, the leader always shows up. They understand the power of relationship, of connection, of presence. A leader will be present. This concept is so fundamental as to be obvious and

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #36

36. Leaders give respect. Have you ever heard of transformational leadership?  It is in my estimation the most effective model. It involves the leader helping followers to transcend their own personal goals for a larger meaningful goal. One aspect of

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #35

35. Leaders are community organizers Well apparently they are, Barack Obama. Need we say more Challenge: Leading in a volunteer community role is a powerful way to do a leadership gut check. Take on a role, do a crappy job

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50 Posts 50 Rules: Tom Peters on Leadership #34

34. Leaders know: Energy begets energy. Way back when I was a teen I noticed something strange. I had certain friends I really wanted to be around. It was like they radiated energy, you could literally recharge yourself in their

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