The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last – Tom Peters

4,9 Punkte

Buchbesprechung „The Excellence Dividend“

Das schreibt der Verlag: „For decades Tom Peters has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today’s rapidly changing business environment, this message is more important than ever. With his unparalleled expertise and inimitable charisma, Peters offers brilliantly simple, actionable guidelines for success that any business leader can immediately implement. He provides a roadmap for your organization and for you as an individual to thrive amidst the tech tsunami, and he has a lot of fun doing it. The Excellence Dividend is an important new book from one of today’s greatest business thinkers.“


Warum Excellence keine langfristige Strategie ist, sondern in den nächsten 5 Minuten passiert – oder eben nicht

  • EXCELLENCE is your next conversation. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is your next meeting. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is shutting up and listening — really listening. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is your next customer contact. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is saying „Thank you“ for something „small.“ Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is the next time you shoulder responsibility and apologize. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is pulling out all the stops at warp speed to respond to a screw-up. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is the flowers you brought to work today. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is lending a hand to an „outsider“ who’s fallen behind schedule. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is bothering to learn the way folks in finance [or IS or HR] think. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is waaay „over“-preparing for a 3-minute presentation. Or not.
  • EXCELLENCE is turning „insignificant“ tasks into models of … EXCELLENCE. Or not.


Starke Zitate aus „The Excellence Dividend“

„Excellence is a way of life that sustains us and inspires us day in and day out, minute in and minute out.“

„The primary defenses against AI-driven job destruction are widespread, relatively unconstrained creativity and novel organizational arrangements designed to produce products and services that will stand out in an automated world. I unequivocally believe that such creativity is antithetical to algorithmic optimization of human affairs.“

„Management is about the essence of human behavior, how we fundamentally arrange our collective efforts in order to survive, adapt, and, one hopes, thrive and achieve excellence individually and organizationally… The leader’s enthusiasm and her skill at dispensing enthusiasm is the Great Leadership Differentiator.”

„Culture is the chief’s obsession or it’s pretty much nothing at all. Culture is shaped by the casual comment the boss makes to the receptionist as she walks through the door in the morning. Culture is shaped by three casual comments—no more than thirty seconds each—that the boss makes as she walks the twenty-five yards from the receptionist’s desk to her office. Culture is shaped dramatically by the tone and quality and care put into the six e-mails the boss responds to in the fifteen minutes after she gets to her desk. Culture is shaped by every twitch and blink and comment the boss makes at the morning meeting… You want the driver to shovel a snowy walk or the call-center agent to form a bond with a policyholder? Create a culture where such acts are cherished.”

„Excellence is not a metric. It is a state of mind, a way of being… The point here is not to dismiss numbers. It is that numbers should not be the default tail that wags the dog. Numbers are abstractions. Numbers are derivative of real action.”



  • Tom Peters ist pure Energie und Leidenschaft – und 100% kompromisslos in seinen Überzeugungen. Hier ist nichts geschmeidig und nichts weichgespült. Das kann man mögen oder nervig finden. Ich liebe es.
  • Für die unglaublich vielen und ausgewählten Zitate, Beispiele und Buchempfehlungen.


Warum „The Excellence Dividend“ lesen?

Seit „In Search of Excellence“ bin ich ein großer Fan von Tom Peters, habe jedes Buch von ihm verschlungen, ihn bei einigen Veranstaltungen live erlebt und hatte die Chance mich vor einigen Jahren in London mit ihm auszutauschen. In den letzten Jahrzehnten habe ich viel von ihm gelernt. Tom Peters ist wie ein Mentor für mich. Er hat meine Werte von Führung und Unternehmertum geprägt.

Tom Peters fasst sein Buch so zusammen: „It is about hard work and unrelenting development and maintenance of a culture of excellence.” Und genau so ist es. Wenn du einen Growth Mindset und jede Menge Dampf hast – und wenn dein Anspruch an dich und andere nicht weniger als „Excellence“ ist, dann heißt das Motto: READ! READ!! READ!!! READ!!!!


Lese „The Excellence Dividend“ von Tom Peters


Dr Peter Kreuz Beste 99 Wirtschaftsbücher Buchtipp Management WirtschaftDr. Peter Kreuz
Ich bin Peter Kreuz, Gründer von ‚Rebels at Work‘, Spiegel-Bestsellerautor und Vortragsredner. Mein Ziel: Organisationen schaffen, die so inspirierend sind, wie die Menschen in ihnen. Mehr Infos über Peter Kreuz