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New Work Survival Kit 2012+++++

July 4, 2013

Here’s a personal improvement checklist – choose at least one area for your own improvement efforts – preferably one that makes you ‘wince’ about your current performance!

  1. Mastery! (Best/Absurdly Good at Something!)
  2. “Manage” to Legacy (All Work = “Memorable”/“Braggable” WOW Projects!)
  3. “USP”/Unique Selling Proposition (R.POV8: Remarkable Point of View … captured in 8 or less words)
  4. Networking Obsession (From vertical/hierarchy/“suck up” loyalty to horizontal/“colleague”/“mate” loyalty)
  5. Entrepreneurial Instinct (A sleepless … Eye for Opportunity! E.g.: Small Opportunity for Independent Action beats faceless part of Monster Project)
  6. CEO/Leader/Businessperson/Closer (CEO, Me Inc. Period! 24/7!)
  7. Mistress of Improv (Play a dozen parts simultaneously, from Chief Strategist to Chief Toilet Scrubber)
  8. Sense of Humor (A willingness to Screw Up, Shrug & Move On)
  9. Comfortable with Your Skin (Bring “interesting you” to work!)
  10. Intense Appetite for Technology (E.g.: Are you a “leading edgeuser” of Social Media?)
  11. Embrace “Marketing” (Your own CSO/Chief Storytelling Officer)
  12. Obsessed with Renewal (Your own CLO/Chief Learning Officer)
  13. Execution Excellence! (Show up early! Leave late! Sweat the details!)
  14. EXCELLENCE. PERIOD. (What else?)

Join the Tom Peters Excellence Academy for support and encouragement in your improvement efforts.

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