When we surveyed business leaders and consultants from the Tom Peters network in 2010 using our Excellence Audit instrument, we wanted to get a sense of what people saw ahead for their organization and their work, and what changes they thought were most needed. There had already been two years of economic recession in many parts of the world at that time, and we wondered how this context was affecting peoples' perspectives on the world of work.
We found there was a strong opinion that looking back over their shoulders was the very opposite of what leaders should be doing at that time! Here's one typical comment from a U.S.-based Manufacturing Manager: "The biggest challenge we face is establishing a new benchmark for our efforts. It is important that we don't let the current malaise dictate our outlook."
We are repeating the survey again this year looking out for how leaders' attitudes may have shifted further. Can you help us, please?
The Excellence Audit takes around 30-45 minutes to complete thoughtfully and we are leaving our 2012 survey open for participants until 9th September. You can access it yourself by following this link.
What's In It for You?
What you get in return for your time invested is a chance to try out the Excellence Audit again, after the survey, for yourself for free. The completion process can generate many fresh thoughts and ideas for you to apply around you, and you'll receive a copy of TPC's overall conclusions when the survey is complete. The survey is meant to surface how leaders themselves are seeing the future. The feedback we have had is that completing the audit yourself gets you to clarify your own priorities.
You can also request a personal debrief of your own Excellence Audit survey results. If you so wish, one of our consultants will call to chat through our interpretation of your Excellence Audit data with you.
We hope you can help.
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