Still in Search of Excellence - with Tom Peters
Iconic management thought leader Tom Peters is intellectually irritated and still in search of excellence! Join us for episode 16 of the Happy Space Podcast for delightful commentary on the power of women and the end of the three-martini lunch.
In our conversation, we explore several of these including Tom’s deep respect for humanity which he refers to as Extreme Humanism. We dive into sensitivity, his fondness for “quiet” people, inclusivity, and the power of female leaders. We tackle the challenges of managing by zooming around and the need for a new kind of leader. While some understand a different leadership mindset is required for the current world of work, many don’t. We are, indeed, still in search of excellence.
00:09:34 Pandemic-influenced leadership skills
00:10:48 Passing the introvert scale
00:14:35 Tension between leaders and the workforce
00:15:38 The death of the three-martini lunch
00:16:40 Managing by Zooming around
00:17:50 Acknowledge the ask
00:23:00 Promote more women
00:26:56 We are a little bit less worse
00:31:21 Intellectual irritation
00:34:44 Can leaders slow down?
00:35:51 Relationships are inversely proportional to speed, period
00:39:48 Saying no to booze
Financial Times article: “Tom Peters: McKinsey's work on opioid sales represents a new low”
The Female Brain - Louann Brizendine
Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity - Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods
Leadership the Hard Way: Why Leadership Can't be Taught and How You Can Learn it Anyway - Dov Frohman with Robert Howard
IMAGE CREDITS (see on Youtube video)
Quiet book cover - credit Clare Kumar
Sensitive book cover - credit Clare Kumar
Elaine Aron - credit Clare Kumar
Tom Peters - credit Tom Peters
Elaine Aron - credit Clare Kumar
Bill Clinton - credit Wiki Commons
Video of audience - credit Envato Elements
#Acknowledgetheask - credit Clare Kumar
Financial Times - credit Depositphotos.com
The Female Brain cover - credit Clare Kumar
Christine Farrell - credit Washington Speakers Bureau
Leadership: The Hard Way - credit Goodreads
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Highly sensitive executive coach and productivity catalyst, Clare Kumar, explores the intersection of productivity and inclusivity continually asking how can we invite the richest contribution from all. She coaches individuals in sidestepping burnout and cultivating sustainable performance, and inspires leaders to design inclusive performance thereby inviting teams to reach their full potential. As a speaker, Clare mic-drops “thought balms” in keynotes and workshops, whether virtual or in-person. She invites connection through her online community committed to designing sustainable and inclusive performance, the Happy Space Pod. Why? Because everyone deserves a Happy Space.
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