54 Tom Peters Quotes on Excellence & Personal Branding

54 Tom Peters Quotes on Excellence & Personal Branding

Tom Peters Quotes: Born in Baltimore, Maryland., Thomas Peters’s journey to become a prominent business management writer is inspiring, determination consolidating, and provoking to work hard for success. He received a civil engineering degree from Cornell University and got his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford Business School. He also received the coveted doctorate from the State University of Management in Moscow. After serving the United States Navy and working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, his career took a drastic turn through the publication of his book ‘In Search of Excellence’ which became a domestic as well as an international best-seller. To know more about the business management practices of Tom Peters, we have rounded up the thought-provoking Tom Peters quotes on excellence & personal branding that will new insights into the way you see the business world.

Tom Peters Quotes

Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. » Tom Peters

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else. » Tom Peters

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If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade. » Tom Peters

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If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. » Tom Peters

Tom Peters Quotes

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. » Tom Peters

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures. » Tom Peters

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There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity » Tom Peters

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Celebrate what you want to see more of. » Tom Peters

Tom Peters Quotes

If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I’ve gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time. » Tom Peters

Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules. » Tom Peters

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The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. » Tom Peters

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Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence only in constant improvement and constant change. » Tom Peters

Tom Peters Quotes

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else. » Tom Peters

Underpromise; overdeliver. » Tom Peters

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Branding is about everything. » Tom Peters

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‘In Search of Excellence’ was an afterthought, the runt of the McKinsey consulting litter, a hip-pocket project that was never supposed to amount to much. » Tom Peters

Tom Peters Quotes

The little people will get even, which is one of a thousand reasons why they are not little people at all. If you’re a jerk as a leader, you will be torpedoed. And usually it won’t be by your vice presidents; it will be on the loading dock at 3am when no supervisors are around. » Tom Peters

Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills. » Tom Peters

Tom Peters Quotes

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. » Tom Peters

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Many of the innovative companies got their best product ideas from customers. That comes from listening, intently and regularly. » Tom Peters

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Communication is everyone’s panacea for everything. » Tom Peters

The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols. » Tom Peters

Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast. » Tom Peters

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Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department. » Tom Peters

A while back, I came across a line attributed to IBM founder Thomas Watson. If you want to achieve excellence, he said, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. » Tom Peters

Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse. » Tom Peters

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. » Tom Peters

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Only those who constantly retool themselves stand a chance of staying employed in the years ahead. » Tom Peters

I had no idea what I was doing when I wrote ‘Search.’ There was no carefully designed work plan. There was no theory that I was out to prove. » Tom Peters

The “Excellence Standard” is not about Grand Outcomes. In Zenlike terms, all we have is today. If the day’s work cannot be assessed as Excellent, then the oceanic overall goal of Excellence has not been advanced. Period. » Tom Peters

Business is about people. It’s about passion. It’s about bold ideas, bold small ideas or bold large ideas. » Tom Peters

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The top athletes are consummate pros who work obsessively at their craft. Approach yours the same way. » Tom Peters

Organizations exist to serve. Period. Leaders live to serve. Period. » Tom Peters

Anybody who is an entrepreneur is a person who essentially has impaired judgment. The odds of success are zilch. » Tom Peters

Remember my mantra: distinct… or extinct. » Tom Peters

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If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” —Mario Andretti, race-car driver » Tom Peters

I don’t want the 35-year-olds in my audience to think of me as as ‘pops’ giving the kind of advice that only 65-year-olds can understand. » Tom Peters

The trick, and it’s a tough one, is a common cultural understanding of what kind of failure is okay and what kind leads to disaster. » Tom Peters

Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune. » Tom Peters

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All white-collar work is project work. The single salient fact that touches all of our lives is that work is being reinvented. » Tom Peters

Far too many managers have lost sight of the basics, in our opinion: quick action, service to customers, practical innovation, and the fact that you can’t get any of these without virtually everyone’s commitment. » Tom Peters

Business book writing for me is when some set of ideas gets stuck in my mind, I write a book about it. I haven’t got a theory and I haven’t got a framework. » Tom Peters

The best leaders…almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols. » Tom Peters

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I know it sounds crazy, but you’ve got to let what you’re going to do find you, rather than you pursuing it. » Tom Peters

My problem is not that I see all 17 sides of any issue, but I’m equally passionate about all 17 sides simultaneously. » Tom Peters

South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village an eager workforce, ready to take on any challenge. » Tom Peters

As far as I’m concerned, the first business leader who was able to establish a cult of personality around his tenure was Lee Iacocca. » Tom Peters

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Stop being conned by the old mantra that says, ‘Leaders are cool, managers are dweebs.’ Instead, follow the Peters Principle: Leaders are cool. Managers are cool too! » Tom Peters

The whole secret to our success is being able to con ourselves into believing that we’re going to change the world because statistically we are unlikely to do it. » Tom Peters

We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments. » Tom Peters

The workplace revolution that transformed the lives of blue-collar workers in the 1970s and 1980s is finally reaching the offices and cubicles of the white-collar workers. » Tom Peters

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Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past. » Tom Peters

Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships. » Tom Peters

I endorse a lot of people sometimes people say I endorse too many books. And my response has always been the same: If I can get one case study that can give me one good idea that I can implement for $25, or for these days one-third of that on Kindle, I’ve gotten a very good deal. » Tom Peters