In Search of Excellence was THE book when I was studying for my MBA. There was not much room for discussion about it (I thought) and although it raised many interesting points, it raised even more questions for me (the Halo effect by Phil Rosenzweig did put things more into perspective for me). I have lost my copy of In Search throughout the years. Liberation Mangement, from the same author, I still have.
These Essentials are very good recaps of what you have to know to get into action mode in ‘these times’. They are easy to read and reread in a few weeks time. If have been following Peters through the years and his messages are not new to me. E.g. on leadership: Leaders say “I don’t know”, they are optimistic, they are architects of great design, they honor the rebels in the organization. Leaders are experts in relationship, network maniacs and they love new technology. His statements are difficult to prioritize, but I guess no priority is meant to be.
This small booklet has only four chapters (starting with a –Tom Peters- tirade, then a vision and then e.g. 25 remarks about how managers have to embrace talent – their most important job). Tom Peters is a great –digital- mentor. Get his direct from www.tompeters.com and/or his tweets....Continua