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The Little BIG Things with Tom Peters

We are very excited to announce the release of our new Tom Peters program titled The Little BIG Things. The Little BIG Things contains 91 individual (2 to 3 minute) segments of Tom’s most important thoughts, interesting stories, and reminders of what you as a manager, leader and employee need to do to succeed in these crazy times.

The Little BIG Things training program consists of five DVDs that can be purchased individually or as a series.

The Little BIG Things training program consists of five topics including:

  • Little BIG Things Excellence
  • Little BIG Things Strategy
  • Little BIG Things Service
  • Little BIG Things Leadership
  • Little BIG Things You

Each DVD has multiple short video clips on the subject matter and can be used as a meeting opener, closer, discussion starter, or streamed to your desktop as a daily or weekly thought. Every organization and company will benefit from this program!

Little BIG Things: Excellence (14 Segments - 52 Minutes)

The Little BIG Things: Excellence from the new Tom Peters training program contains sixteen video clips on the topic of Excellence. This is one of Tom’s favorite words and you will find out why through his insightful observations of the business world and the people who have made it successful. Every employee in your organization can benefit from Tom’s thoughts in this program.

“If not Excellence, what? If not Excellence now, when?”   Tom Peters

A Bias for Action 3:17

One of the original 8 principals from the best-selling book In Search of Excellence, A Bias for Action is just as, if not more, relevant today as it was then. The lesson here is quite simple: Too much talk, too little do!

 

Angry People Make Change 2:57

Change and innovation tend to begin with people who are angry and frustrated with the status quo. These types of emotions can really draw attention to inefficiencies and motivate change. Channel all that frustration into new ideas!

 

Cross Functional Communication 2:56

Although this ability is critical to success, most people would agree that the cross functional communication practices at their own organization are not very good. Well, here is a fun and easy tool to really improve your cross-functional communication skills. Lunch! Socialization is a great way to build a cross functional relationship that will help you now, and in the future.

 

Excellence Can Happen Anywhere 2:18

You can do it in groceries as well as in the wacky and wonderful world of Google. What are we talking about? Excellent people practices! Some people think that excellence in people practice only happen in large corporations, not small companies or the service industry. But, it can be found anywhere!

 

Fail Forward Fast 3:30

If, as Tom believes, trying a lot of stuff is key to Excellence, then failure, too, is key. A CEO once told Tom that their philosophy was “Fail. Forward. Fast.” That is: Fail fast. Learn from it fast. And try again… fast! Each failure leads to a better solution.

 

Hard is Soft, Soft is Hard 1:54

Tom goes back to the basic lessons from "In Search of Excellence" and recaps the importance of people and relationships. Tom believes that the so-called “Hard Stuff” (budgets, strategy, etc) is the easy stuff. The "soft stuff" (people, relationships, etc) is the most difficult – but the most important.

 

Have You 50 12:10

Tom saw an article in the Harvard Business Review called, “Mapping Your Competitive Position.” That triggered the thought: Instead of “mapping your competitive position,” why don’t you just call a customer? If would be easier – and better! Over time, this has led to these 50 pragmatic ideas for achieving excellence.

 

Language Matters! 2:44

Radically Thrilling! Insanely Great! WOW! These are all quotes Tom uses to illustrate the impact of the language you use. If you want an energetic place, use energetic language!

 

MBWA 2:22

One of the original concepts from In Search of Excellence is "MBWA" or Managing by Wandering Around. This concept was radically different from the practices of many organizations where the CEOs were locked in their offices. Tom still believes that this concept if very important and that getting out of your office is critical to success.

 

The 19 E’s of Excellence 4:21

From Edginess to Excellence, The 19 E’s of Excellence contain some of Tom’s thoughts on what it means to have excellence.

 

Thoughts From Tom Watson 1:48

It is such an incredible aspiration, to pursue excellence. In fact, I don’t understand the pursuit of anything else. Tom Watson, the legendary IMB founder, said this after being asked about achieving excellence: “The secret to excellence is a deep-seated personal commitment to the fact that you will never again, knowingly, do anything that is not excellence.”

 

Thoughts On Enterprise 2:26

Every organization exists to be of service to others. Explore this “Enterprise at it’s Best” philosophy and what it means, or should mean, to you and your organization.

 

Tuck In The Shower Curtain 2:34

What does happen when you forget to tuck the shower curtain into the bathtub? As far as Tom is concerned, we talk way too much about strategy when we should be getting the job done and getting it done with excellence. Tom explores the idea that “execution is strategy” while discussing the importance of consistency and passionate attention to detail. How much do you sweat the details in your organization?

 

Unleash Individuals 2:16

If you want an outstanding organization that values a strong focus on the customer and giving great service, then you must first develop your people. Your organization must be devoted to the full-scale and constant development of your people.

 

Value Talent! 2:26

How much importance does your company place on developing and managing talent? Is this a strong focus company-wide, or just an item on an HR check list? The London marketing services firm WPP feels that it is so important that they’ve put it right in the mission statement! There are many companies making plenty of statements about their values and Tom has mixed reactions to many, but this one he likes from WPP: “Our Mission to develop and manage talent; to apply that talent, throughout the world, for the benefit of clients; to do so in partnership; to do so with profit.”

 

Why Excellence 2:25

Ever since the publication of the book “In Search of Excellence,” Tom has fallen in love with the word “excellence.” The reason is simple: Tom believes that any endeavor can be made better by pursuing excellence.

Purchase Includes:

  • DVD (52 Minutes)
  • Discussion Guide
  • Power Point

This program is part of The Little BIG Things Series which is available with discount pricing.

Exciting news! Tom’s latest book The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE by Tom Peters will be published soon! Pre-order now, ships in March.

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The 19 E's of Excellence
Tom lists 19 words that encompass "Excellence"
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A Bias for Action
One of the original concepts from "In Search of Excellence" was "A Bias for Action." It's still very important. You need to try lots of stuff! Be willing to try and fix things. You'll always be ahead of the competition.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Excellence Can Happen Anywhere
Excellence in people practice can be found anywhere - it doesn't only exist in high tech or in large companies. A perfect example is the small regional grocery store chain Wegmans, which is consistently one of the "Best Places to Work" in for the US.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Angry People Make Change
Tom says that change and innovation come primarily from "pissed off people" who are frustrated with the status quo. If you want to succeed you need to channel that anger into new ideas.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Cross Functional Communication
Cross functional communication is critical to success. One idea is to use your lunch to interact cross functionally. Make it a strategic priority to get to know people. Measure it!
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Excellence Can Happen Anywhere
Excellence in people practice can be found anywhere - it doesn't only exist in high tech or in large companies. A perfect example is the small regional grocery store chain Wegmans, which is consistently one of the "Best Places to Work" in for the US.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Fail Forward Fast
If trying a lot of stuff is key to Excellence, then failure is key to Excellence, too! Remember, whoever makes the most mistakes wins. When asked what Sam Walton's top lesson as a leader? It was this: Sam was not afraid to fail. Fail, Forward, Fast!
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Fail Forward Fast
If trying a lot of stuff is key to Excellence, then failure is key to Excellence, too! Remember, whoever makes the most mistakes wins. When asked what Sam Walton's top lesson as a leader? It was this: Sam was not afraid to fail. Fail, Forward, Fast!
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Hard is Soft, Soft is Hard
Tom goes back to the basic lessons from "In Search of Excellence" again and recaps the importance of people and relationships. It's as true today as it was when the book was published.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Hard is Soft, Soft is Hard
Tom goes back to the basic lessons from "In Search of Excellence" again and recaps the importance of people and relationships. It's as true today as it was when the book was published.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Language Matters!
Tom points out that language matters and you can use it to energize and excite people. He cites the BMW expression, "Radically Thrilling: or Steve jobs form Apple "Insanely Great" and of course, the expression, "WOW!"
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Language Matters!
Tom points out that language matters and you can use it to energize and excite people. He cites the BMW expression, "Radically Thrilling: or Steve jobs form Apple "Insanely Great" and of course, the expression, "WOW!"
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Thoughts On Enterprise
In 2006, Tom gave a lecture in Siberia. In it, he spoke about Business and how ultimately, the importance was that it every organizations exists to be of service to others. That is what it's all about - in business and in life! Think about it.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Thoughts From Tom Watson
IBM's founder, Tom Watson Thought that the only way to be find excellence was to be excellent in ALL you do.. ALL the time. Tom's take on this is Excellence. Always. If not Excellence, What? If not Excellence now, when?"
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Thoughts On Enterprise
In 2006, Tom gave a lecture in Siberia. In it, he spoke about Business and how ultimately, the importance was that it every organizations exists to be of service to others. That is what it's all about - in business and in life! Think about it.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Value Talent!
The London marketing services firm WPP specifically mentions Talent in its mission statement. They understand that profit is derivative of Talent. Make the development, management and building of talent a foundation of your organizational values.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Tuck In The Shower Curtain
At a dinner celebrating Conrad Hilton, he was asked for his secret to success. He said, "Tuck the shower curtain inside the tub." Execution is strategy and you need to execute your vision with consistency and attention to detail.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Tuck In The Shower Curtain
At a dinner celebrating Conrad Hilton, he was asked for his secret to success. He said, "Tuck the shower curtain inside the tub." Execution is strategy and you need to execute your vision with consistency and attention to detail.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Unleash Individuals
When Tom was keynoting for an event celebrating Peter Drucker, he wrote about the importance of developing talent. If you want a great organization, if you want great service, than you must develop your people. Put them first.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Value Talent!
The London marketing services firm WPP specifically mentions Talent in its mission statement. They understand that profit is derivative of Talent. Make the development, management and building of talent a foundation of your organizational values.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Unleash Individuals
When Tom was keynoting for an event celebrating Peter Drucker, he wrote about the importance of developing talent. If you want a great organization, if you want great service, than you must develop your people. Put them first.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Angry People Make Change
Tom says that change and innovation come primarily from "pissed off people" who are frustrated with the status quo. If you want to succeed you need to channel that anger into new ideas.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Why Excellence
Ever since the publication of the book "In Search of Excellence," Tom has fallen in love with the word "excellence." The reason is simple: Tom believes that any endeavor can be made better by pursuing excellence.
DVD style course with completion certificate only
Have You 50
Tom saw an article in the Harvard Business Review called, "Mapping Your Competitive Position." That triggered the thought: Instead of "mapping your competitive position," why don-t you just call a customer? If would be easier - and better! Over time, this has led to these 50 pragmatic ideas for achi... read more
DVD style course with completion certificate only

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