Tom Peters: The Foundation Podcast Interview

Tom Peters

When Tom Peters talks, you know you’re going to hear about excellence, being kind, the importance of the “soft stuff.” But today, as only Tom can, he’ll help set us up to survive and thrive in these challenging times. Tom Peters is a best-selling author, speaker, and management thinker.

Notes + Discussion Guide:

Putting people first.

Is this the defining moment of our careers? Of our lives?

Resume virtues vs. Eulogy virtues.

Importance of “community,” and how that applies to every element of our lives.

Relationships = Everything.

Creating a positive and supportive work environment.

Empathy. Prioritizing the “soft stuff.”

A necessary focus on empathy, listening, inclusiveness, and altruism.

“The Leadership Six.”

“Be Kind. Don’t be an asshole.”

Reading. The only thing.

Is this a good time to rethink how we train our people?

Can “Management by wandering around” still work via Zoom, and while being socially distanced?