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Tom Peters’ EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS. GILD/Palm Desert/16 October 2008

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  1. Tom Peters’ EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS.GILD/Palm Desert/16 October 2008

  2. NOTE:To appreciate this presentation [and ensure that it is not a mess], you need Microsoft fonts:“Showcard Gothic,”“Ravie,”“Chiller”and“Verdana”

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  4. “Tom let me tell you the definition of a good lending officer. After church on Sunday, on the way home with his family, he takes a little detour to drive by the factory he just lent money to. Doesn’t go in or any such thing, just drives by and takes a look.”

  5. MBWA

  6. Excellence1982: The Bedrock “Eight Basics” 1. A Bias for Action 2. Close to the Customer 3. Autonomy and Entrepreneurship 4. Productivity Through People 5. Hands On, Value-Driven 6. Stick to the Knitting 7. Simple Form, Lean Staff 8. Simultaneous Loose-Tight Properties”

  7. “Breakthrough” 82* People! Customers! Action! Values! *In Search of Excellence

  8. Hard Is SoftSoft Is Hard

  9. Hard Is Soft (Plans, #s)Soft Is Hard (people, customers, values, relationships))

  10. “We Have Met the Enemy …Thank you, Howard …

  11. Internal organizational excellence = Deepest “Blue Ocean”

  12. Thank you ,Herb , Robert, and Siberia, …

  13. “You have to treat your employees like customers.”—Herb Kelleher, complete answer, upon being asked his “secrets to success” Source: Joe Nocera, NYT, “Parting Words of an Airline Pioneer,” on the occasion of Herb Kelleher’s retirement after 37 years at Southwest Airlines (SWA’s pilots union took out a full-page ad in USA Today thanking HK for all he had done; across the way in Dallas American Airlines’ pilots were picketing the Annual Meeting)

  14. “The role of the Director is to create a space where the actors and actresses canbecome more than they’ve ever been before, more than they’ve dreamed of being.”—Robert Altman, Oscar acceptance speech

  15. Why in the World did you go to Siberia?

  16. Enterprise* ** (*at its best):An emotional, vital, innovative, joyful, creative, entrepreneurial endeavor that elicits maximum concerted human potential in the wholeheartedservice of others.****Employees, Customers, Suppliers, Communities, Owners, Temporary partners

  17. Thank you , Peter/AIM, Boyd , Tom & Matthew …

  18. Organizations exist to serve. Period. Leaders live to serve. Period. Australian Institute of Management

  19. “I have always believed that the purpose of the corporation is to be a blessing to the employees.” *—Boyd Clarke *TP: An “organization” is, in fact and after all is said and done, a/the “house” in which most of us “live” most of the time.

  20. “Managers have lost dignity over the past decade in the face of wide spread institutional breakdown of trust and self-policing in business. To regain society’s trust, we believe that business leaders must embrace a way of looking at their role that goes beyond their responsibility to the shareholders to include a civic and personal commitment to their duty as institutional custodians. In other words, it is time that management became a profession.”—Rakesh Khurana & Nitin Nohria, “It’s Time To Make Management a True Profession,” HBR/10.08

  21. Organizations exist to serve. Period. Leaders live to serve. Period.

  22. Organizations exist to serve. Period. Leaders live to serve. Period. Passionate servant leaders, determined to create a legacy of earthshaking transformation in their domaincreate/ must necessarily create organizations which are … no less than Cathedrals in which the full and awesome power of the Imagination and Spirit and native Entrepreneurial flairof diverse individualsis unleashed … In passionate pursuit of jointly perceived soaring purposeand personal and community and client service Excellence.

  23. "We all start out in life loving our fathers and mothers above everything else in the world, but that does not close the doors of love. That prepares us to love our wives and husbands and children and friends and to cooperate with and show respect to all worthy individuals with whom we come in contact or have an opportunity to reach in other ways. We must apply that to nations and to other businesses. "We in IBM must not confine our thoughts just to IBM. We must extend our cooperation to all other businesses whether we do business with them or not. We are one cog in the industrial wheel. "Then as citizens we must extend our respect to all worthy people in all nations. We are moving along in troublesome times, but the love of these various things of which I have spoken and of the people in whom we are interested is going to be the great force which will make us all appreciate the spiritual values which constitute the only solid foundation on which we can build." —Thomas J. Watson, Sr. address to IBM Sales and Service Class 525 and Customer Engineers Class 528, IBM Country Club, Endicott, NY, October 30, 1941

  24. Cause(worthy of commitment)Space(room for/encouragement for initiative)Decency(respect, humane)

  25. Cause(worthy of commitment)Space(room for/encouragement for initiative-adventures) Decency(respect, grace, integrity, humane)service(worthy of our clients’ & extended family’s continuing custom)excellence (period) servant leadership

  26. CauseSpaceDecencyserviceexcellenceservant leadership

  27. The Dream Manager—Matthew KellyE.g.: “An organization can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that the people who drive that organization are striving to become better-versions-of-themselves.” “A company’s purpose is to become the-best-version-of-itself. The question is: What is an employee’s purpose? Most would say, ‘to help the company achieve its purpose’—but they would be wrong. That is certainly part of the employee’s role, but an employee’s primary purpose is to become the-best-version-of-himself or –herself. … When a company forgets that it exists to serve customers, it quickly goes out of business. Our employees are our first customers, and our most important customers.”

  28. Thank you Ben & Norm, Ike , Nelson, Dave (and Jerome )

  29. Give good tea!

  30. “Allied commands depend on mutual confidence [and this confidence] is gained, above all through the development of friendships.” —General D.D. Eisenhower, Armchair General * (05.08)*“Perhaps his most outstanding ability [at West Point] was the ease with which he made friends and earned the trust of fellow cadets who came from widely varied backgrounds; it was a quality that would pay great dividends during his future coalition command.”

  31. “The four most important words in any organization are …‘What do you think?’ ” Source: courtesy Dave Wheeler, posted at, source of original unknown (0609.08)

  32. 18”

  33. Thank you, Susan and Henry …

  34. “Kindness is free.”

  35. Press Ganey Assoc:139,380 former patients from 225 hospitals:noneof THE top 15 factors determining Patient Satisfaction referred to patient’s health outcomeP.S.directly related to StaffInteractionP.P.S.directly correlated with Employee SatisfactionSource: Putting Patients First, Susan Frampton, Laura Gilpin, Patrick Charmel

  36. “There is a misconception that supportive interactions require more staff or more time and are therefore more costly. Although labor costs are a substantial part of any hospital budget, the interactions themselves add nothing to the budget. Kindness is free. Listening to patients or answering their questions costs nothing. It can be argued that negative interactions—alienating patients, being non-responsive to their needs or limiting their sense of control—can be very costly. … Angry, frustrated or frightened patients may be combative, withdrawn and less cooperative—requiring far more time than it would have taken to interact with them initially in a positive way.”—Putting Patients First, Susan Frampton, Laura Gilpin, Patrick Charmel

  37. Griffin:Music in the parking lot; professional musicians in the lobby (7/week, 3-4hrs/day) ; 5 pianos; volunteers (120-140 hrs arts & entertainment per month).Source: Putting Patients First, Susan Frampton, Laura Gilpin, Patrick Charmel

  38. The 9 Planetree Practices*1. The Importance of Human Interaction2. Informing and Empowering Diverse Populations: Consumer Health Libraries and Patient Information3. Healing Partnerships: The importance of Including Friends and Family4. Nutrition: The Nurturing Aspect of Food5. Spirituality: Inner Resources for Healing6. Human Touch: The Essentials of Communicating Caring Through Massage7. Healing Arts: Nutrition for the Soul8. Integrating Complementary and Alternative Practices into Conventional Care9. Healing Environments: Architecture and Design Conducive to Health*See the APPENDIX to this presentation for more on PlanetreeSource: Putting Patients First, Susan Frampton, Laura Gilpin, Patrick Charmel

  39. Access to nurses station:“Happen to”vs“Happen with”Source: Putting Patients First, Susan Frampton, Laura Gilpin, Patrick Charmel

  40. “We are thoughtful in all we do.”

  41. Thoughtfulness is key to customer retention. Thoughtfulness is key to employee recruitment and satisfaction. Thoughtfulness is key to brand perception. Thoughtfulness is key to your ability to look in the mirror—and tell your kids about your job. “Thoughtfulness is free.” Thoughtfulness is key to speeding things up— it reduces friction. Thoughtfulness is key to transparency and even cost containment—it abets rather than stifles truth-telling.

  42. “Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”—Henry Clay

  43. L(+21) = L(-21)

  44. Leadership(21A.D.) = Leadership(21B.C.)

  45. Thank you , 7-11…

  46. TP: “How to flush $500,000 down the toilet in one easy lesson!!”

  47. < CAPEX> People!

  48. “The leaders of Great Groups love talent and know where to find it. They revel in the talent of others.”—Warren Bennis & Patricia Ward Biederman, Organizing Genius

  49. Brand = Talent.