"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Tom Peters on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Tom Peters on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Tom Peters on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Tom Peters on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Tom Peters on Colin Powell
"Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You."
"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures."
"Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change."
"Communication is everyone's panacea for everything."
"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!"