Peter Bregman Quotes
“Everyone is driven by three things: 1. Achievement (the desire to compete against increasingly challenging goals) 2. Affiliation (the desire to be liked/loved) 3. Power, expressed in one of two ways: Personalized (the desire for influence and respect for yourself) Socialized (the desire to empower others; to offer them influence and respect)”
“Everyone is driven by three things: 1. Achievement (the desire to compete against increasingly challenging goals) 2. Affiliation (the desire to be liked/loved) 3. Power, expressed in one of two ways: • Personalized (the desire for influence and respect for yourself) • Socialized (the desire to empower others; to offer them influence and respect)”
“Instead of looking for how things are the same, we can look for how they are different. Instead of seeking evidence to confirm our perspectives, we can seek to shake them up. Instead of wanting to be right, we can want to be wrong. Of course, this takes a tremendous amount of confidence. Let’s face it, we’d all prefer to be right rather than wrong. But here’s the irony: The more you look to be wrong, the more likely you’ll end up right.”
“Where We Are Slow down your momentum. Pause in the moment. Stop to reset. Look around—beyond what you expect things to be—to see things as they really are. Expand your view of yourself. Be open to your extraordinary potential. Focus on your outcome. These behaviors—steps really—will help you see yourself, and the world, plainly and distinctly. They’ll send you up in the air to see what’s below more clearly. They’ll help you cut through your—and other people’s—unhelpful biases,”
“Observant Jews spend Shabbat praying, eating, walking, and spending time with family and friends. They’re on to something. This life is a marathon, not a sprint. In fact, each day is a marathon. Most of us don’t go to work for twenty minutes a day, run as fast as we can, and then rest until the next race. We go to work early in the morning, run as fast as we can for eight, ten, twelve hours, then come home and run hard again with personal obligations and sometimes more work, before getting some sleep and doing it all over again. That’s why I’m such a fanatic about doing work you love. But even if you love it, that kind of schedule is deeply draining. Not an athlete in the world could sustain that schedule without rest. Most athletes have entire off seasons. So if we’re running a daily marathon, it might help to learn something from people who train for marathons.”
“La primera vez que alguien hace algo que no me gusta, me limito a ser consciente de ello. La segunda, me planteo que si no ha sido un hecho aislado o malintencionado, pero es algo que podría repetirse, empiezo a estar más atento y me planteo qué puedo decir a esa persona en cuestión. ¿La tercera vez? Siempre hablo con ella. Es mi regla de tres.”
- Description: Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a global management consulting firm which advises CEOs and their leadership teams. He speaks, writes, and consults about how to lead and how to live.
He is the author, most recently, of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, winner of the Gold Medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year on NPR, and selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post as a top 10 business book of the year. He is also the author of Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change and co-author of five other books. Featured on PBS, ABC and CNN, Peter is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, National Public Radio (NPR), Psychology Today, and CNN.
Peter began his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions and then moved into the consulting field with the Hay Group and Accenture, before starting Bregman Partners in 1998. Peter has advised CEO and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations, including Allianz, American Express, Brunswick Group, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, FEI, GE Capital, Merck, Clear Channel, Nike, UNICEF, and many others.
Peter bases his work on the notion that an organization, at its core, is a platform for talent. By unleashing that talent, focusing it on business results, and aligning it with a compelling vision, both the individual and the organization thrive. Since 1989, Peter has trained and coached all levels of management and individuals to recognize their leadership, exhibit leadership behaviors, model and stimulate change, and foster their own development and growth as well as that of their teams and colleagues.
Peter earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. He can be reached at [email protected]
He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.