The Excellence Dividend
Principles for Prospering in Turbulent Times from a Lifetime in Pursuit of Excellence
By Tom Peters
Tom Peters, the international bestselling author of IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE which has sold over one million copies, concludes his 15 definitive rules on professional excellence and why, today, they are more important than ever.
"The Real Deal" Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of Linchpin
"I'd rather hire someone who has studied [Peters'] writings than someone who has an MBA" Matthew Kelly, CEO of Floyd Consulting and New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Manager
"Makes me glad to be alive in 2018" Sally Helgesen, author of The Female Advantage and The Female Vision, co-author How Women Rise
The Excellence Dividend is a critical new book from one of today's leading visionaries in business. This year's winner of the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award and the CEO Reads Lifetime Contribution to the Business Book Industry Award, Tom Peters is one of the world's most revered management gurus and global business thinkers.
For decades, he has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today's rapidly changing business environment, this message is more important than ever. Studies show that fewer than one-third of employees feel engaged with their work and that half of all jobs are at risk due to technology. But Peters has a solution: a sustained commitment to excellence combined with a commitment to people. These are, he argues, the only tools for coping with and thriving amidst the tsunami of change facing business today.
In The Excellence Dividend, Peters shows that nothing beats a high-quality product or service, designed and delivered by people who are as dedicated to each other as they are to their shared goal. With his unparalleled expertise and inimitable charisma, Peters offers brilliantly simple, actionable guidelines for success that any business leader can immediately implement.
After spending four decades in in pursuit of professional excellence, giving more than 3,000 presentations on the subject and working with companies around the world, Peters has delivered a contemporary personal excellence manual for any professional looking to make their mark and face today's business challenges.
This year's winner of the Thinkers 50 Lifetime Achievement Award and the CEO Reads Lifetime Contribution to the Business Book Industry Award, Tom Peters' one of the world's most revered management gurus and global business thinkers. Tom co-authored the million copy selling IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE 35 years ago and has since been hailed as "the consultant, writer, columnist, seminar lecturer, and stage performer-whose energy, style, influence, and ideas have shaped new management thinking" in Movers and Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business.
Tom was ranked behind the Pope & Stephen Hawking, but ahead of Elon Musk, Eric Schmidt, George Soros and Michael Porter according to Thought Leaders 2014: The Most Influential Thinkers, by MIT and a Swiss Think Tank raking of influencers and creative minds.
Tom is a keen tweeter, voracious reader, and endlessly enthusiastic. Born in Baltimore, Tom earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in business at Stanford and he holds honorary doctorates from institutions that range from the University of San Francisco to the State University of Management in Moscow and has been honored by dozens of associations in content areas such as management, leadership, quality, human resources, customer service, innovation, marketing, and design. Tom served in the U.S. Navy and the White House before going on to work at McKinsey & Co, becoming partner and co-founding McKinsey's now gargantuan Organization Effectiveness practice. He is the most famous consultant McKinsey has ever produced. In 1981, Tom founded Skunkworks Inc. and The Tom Peters Company.
Praise for Tom Peter's previous book The Little Big Things:
"The single best management book I've ever read."-Warren Bennis
"He says that effective management is management that delivers more value to customers and more opportunity for service, creativity, and growth for workers. He is saying that the decent thing to do is also the smart thing. it's a wonderful message."-Paul Weaver, the Wall Street Journal
We live in a Tom Peters world."-Fortune
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07 Jun 2018
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Well-polished nuggets and anecdotes about how to build and maintain a culture of excellence. — Financial Times
Tom Peters is a unique and compelling voice of passion, enthusiasm, and insight into organizational and managerial life. The Excellence Dividend proves that his thoughts are as vital now as they ever were. — Stuart Crainer, co-founder, Thinkers50
Tom Peters continues to push our thinking and shape our practices. His passion for people, innovation and leadership - critical ingredients fueling a culture of excellence - is contagious. — Marianne Lewis, Dean and Professor of Management, Cass Business School
I'd rather hire someone who has studied [Peters'] writings than someone who has an MBA. — Matthew Kelly, CEO of Floyd Consulting and New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Manager
Makes me glad to be alive in 2018. — Sally Helgesen, author of The Female Advantage and The Female Vision, co-author How Women Rise
A bundle of beautiful dynamite. While I've been a CEO for 30 years, I still learned much worth knowing from The Excellence Dividend. You will too. — John C. Bogle, founder, Vanguard
Ever since the 1982 publication of In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters has shaped the way an entire generation of entrepreneurs looks at business. Now, thank goodness, he's back at it, applying his unquenchable passion for excellence to an utterly transformed world that needs his wisdom more than ever. — Bo Burlingham, former Inc. editor and author of Small Giants and Finish Big
Wow jumps off every page of Tom Peters' book, The Excellence Dividend, delivering brilliant insights and imploring business leaders to change before it's too late. — Cheryl Burgess, CEO of Blue Focus Marketing and author of The Social Employee