Dan Cockerell is retiring from Disney at age 49

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Dan Cockerell announced yesterday (April 25) he’s retiring from Disney May 11.

 

The world just got a lucky break.

i knew it was coming, but never dreamed it would be in 2018.

So excited for Dan and his family – and his future clients.

He is an amazing resource for any organization dreaming of a brighter future.

 

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What does being brave mean if we reserve it only for special occasions?

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This would make me ill. And i’m so grateful for this fact.

 

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Surreal. Comes with the territory. Pretty crazy for an introvert.

 

What does being brave mean if we reserve it only for special occasions? Or it’s reserved until we are forced to be brave? What then?

 

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If you are not in a position to do the same, you’re stuck

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This is what writer’s flood looks like.

 

The following message is a copy and paste of an email exchange yesterday with someone seeking my time and advice. The famous Company is asking for a very detailed six-month proposal to elevate their company to world-class status without peer.

Here’s the email i wrote…

Ok, couple things…and all of this is my personal opinion from a lifetime at Disney and nearly a decade as a business owner.

Yes, we’ll figure out a call for Tomorrow or Tues …before 9am will be best…tomorrow 830am-9am? Time may need flex a little on either side.

Rereading your first msg, they’re asking you for a consulting proposal – for free!

Be careful…..Not a fan of this. And i’d probably only do it verbally, or if in writing, very high level, intentionally leaving out all the how-to’s.

That said, they are in a position to walk away from you because of who they are.

As an entrepreneur, i do not operate under any textbook theory – none.

Everything is negotiable.

Additionally, you will NEVER have enough leadership authority if you’re not willing and able to walk away.

If they want you, they’ll figure out how to get and retain you.

To go any further with this, we should talk. Words on a screen are tricky without tone, and banter.

Be amazed and be amazing.

PS. What do you want in your next 10 years? Does this position help you or does it protect you from something bigger that might not work?

During our call, i suggested the applicant ask the famous company, “What have you tried so far and why hasn’t it worked?”

 

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Take your time but hurry up

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Exact photo and email content…what you read next is what i emailed to someone, including this photo…

 

Forest fire smoke last year provided a view i’d never seen in 45 years of visiting.

Intentionally engage with nature…enjoy, have fun, inspire, refresh, rethink, renew, reprioritize, transform, recommit…the list goes on and on.

BFO – this is a fleeting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to question everything you believe in and decide what your next 10 years hold for you, for the people you love, and for your professional career (your legacy).

Be amazed and be amazing.

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Managerial, Technical, and Behavioral

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Worked on details yesterday where this information is helpful.

 

Glacier Park operating hours
Worked on details yesterday where this information is helpful.

 

Five trips to Glacier National Park this Summer.

The first and last trips are at risk of happening when services aren’t open yet or after they have closed for the season.

Every leader’s three-legged stool must focus on Cast, Guest, Business in a balanced way.

The other three-legged stool is managerial, technical, and behavioral.

Manage your resources of time, talent, and money.

Become technically proficient in every aspect of your professional role.

Intentionally demonstrate great leadership behaviors – everything speaks.

Yesterday i focused on managing the details of time.

 

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