Orlando Airport Wow Factor – Revisited

Last week, I posted about Michele, the TSA hostess, that delivered the Wow Factor to me while I was at the Orlando International Airport?

Amazing how when you tell a story, it can sometimes be a challenge for the listener to grasp the significance – you know, it’s like one of those, “You had to be there” moments.

Well, virtually every time I travel, the lines are incredibly efficient and well run. Every once in awhile, for all of us, we are challenged in some way.

When I returned from my trip and was passing through the security area, in the opposite direction, there was an unusually long line.   It was at that moment, that Michele’s small act of kindness really hit home for me.

PS.  Today, I’m on the road again, to help make the business world a better place, in spite of these turbulent times.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂


Sustaining Excellence In Turbulent Times Podcast

Sustaining Excellence in turbulent times is challenging.

Here’s a podcast from Bruce Jones, Director at Disney Institute.  Bruce conducts a 22 minute podcast with Peter Clayton, from the Leadership Development  Channel on Total Picture Radio.

Click here: Sustaining a Competitive Advantage through a Culture of Excellence

Hear directly from Bruce, a 28-year Disney Cast Member and recognized expert in Disney’s Business practices – Leadership, Management, Service, Loyalty, and Creativity.

If you’re looking for some free Disney insight on managing through this difficult economic landscape, look no further.

Make it a GREAT Tuesday, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

Jungle Cruise You Tube Funny

Jungle Cruise You Tube Funny.  Funny is as funny does, or something like that.

And now for something completely different.  A friend sent this to me, knowing how many times I delivered the Walt Disney Jungle Cruise Attraction spiel, back in 1982.

Here’s the You Tube video – If you’re ready to be amused, click here.

First there was Sunday’s unusually casual post, and now this?  What’s happening?

Walt Disney said, “Laughter is no enemy to learning.  We should use every gag and every prop at our disposal”.

Words to live by……words to live by……

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

And On The 7th Day He….

On the seventh day he rested?

Nope.  He floated.

I spent last week at one of Florida’s best beaches, Sanibel Island.  It was the polar opposite of wearing business suits and standing in front of hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of business professionals, delivering keynote speeches.

In between the Writer’s Retreat I was attending, while my Family relaxed, I had opportunities to join them.

Float.  Swim.  Shell.  Sun.  Shade.  Relax.

It’s no different really than when business professionals visit world-class convention destinations like The Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, or any of the other great Disney Destinations.

Most business professionals attend programs during the day, and also find time to enjoy some things with their family or friends.

And remember the other day I wrote a post, “Where was Obama”? Do you recall the point I was trying to make? Well, it’s the same point here.

By design, I’ve just shared a small glimpse of jungle jeff you haven’t heard about before.

People ask me all the time, “Where do Central Floridians go to get away”?

The intent here is simply having you see me as regular person, who does the same things everyone else does.  It works for the President.  Maybe it’ll work for me.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Against All Odds

Yesterday….(Not the Beatles).

Happy Birthday (yesterday) to Disneyland!

Walt Disney said:

“I knew if this business was ever to get anywhere, if this business was ever to grow, it could never do it by having to answer to someone unsympathetic to it’s possibilities, by having to answer to someone with only one thought or interest, namely profits.  For my idea of how to make profits has differed greatly from those who generally control businesses such as ours.  I have a blind faith in the policy that quality, tempered with good judgement and showmanship, will win out against all odds”.

If Walt Disney could have envisioned how successful his business philosophy would ultimately become and how far it would take The Walt Disney Company, maybe he would have found a way to quit smoking.

Crazy, yes.  Impossible, no.

Walt Disney never used the word, “Impossible”!

Carpe diem,  jungle jeff  🙂