Leadership By Disney

Leadership done the Disney way.  What does that mean?  For starters it means that Leadership is HUGE at Disney.  In fact, it’s huge in every world-class organization.  It’s even huge in serious, small businesses.

Good leaders get good results.  Great leaders get great results.  Ever do the math on the difference between good and great results?

Last night my family and I watched the classic Disney – Pixar DVD, “A Bug’s Life“.  In the opening few minutes, the young Queen Ant “in training”, makes an excuse, after something terrible had happened.  She said, “It wasn’t my fault”.

The Grasshopper laughed at her statement and told her, “The first lesson in leadership – everything is your fault”.

I found that scene, especially the comments, intriguing.

Wonder if anyone recalls that Bug’s Life scene?  If you where discussing leadership with smart people, would you tell the truth or sugar-coat things?   Carpe diem,  jeff noel  🙂

Twitter, Disney, Twitter?

Twitter and Disney?   Are you kidding me?   Nope.   It’s gonna happen.   At least that’s what I believe.  Twitter is on my radar.  Is it on yours?

In picking today’s topic, this headline caught my eye.  Click on it to read:  “Ashton Kutcher wins Twitter battle with CNN

I’m focused on better ways to market my business, especially no-cost, leading edge technology.    Why?

To me, at the end of the day, if people don’t know who you are and how you can help them, then I think you’re not serious about helping others.

Social networking, social media, business networking, business media – no matter what you call it, or how comfortable you using it, has one goal.   Know what it is?

To offer (sell) more stuff, to more people, more often.

Pretty bold, eh?

When a someone once called me audacious, I had to look it up.   We never used words like that in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania where I grew up.  It means bold and out of place.

In today’s world, if you haven’t noticed, the Internet has flooded (deluged) us with “important” messages.   How will you be noticed?   How are you keeping up with your competition?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

Disney and number 42?

Who said, “A life is not important, except for the impact it has on other lives“?

Number 42 said it. Number 42? Yep.

With relatives from Pennsylvania staying with us for a few weeks, our routine is adjusted. The TV is on more often, playing programs we do not normally watch. Wednesday’s ABC Evening News is a great example.

Charlie Gibson started talking about baseball having 15 games played that day.  So?  Well, he then starts telling the story about how every player on this one team was wearing the same number. Number 42.

Then, he says that everyone on the opposing team was wearing number 42. What the?

Not only that, but every player on all 30 teams that played those 15 games Wednesday, had the number 42 on every jersey.


Because it was that day in history when a HUGE barrier was broken.

It was the day when you no longer had to be white to play baseball.

It was the day Jackie Robinson, a black man, first played major league baseball, 62 years ago.

I don’t know about you, but I’m eternally grateful to any person who pushes the boundaries and finds a better way.

Jackie Robinson, number 42, did that. We should all stand up and cheer.

The Walt Disney Company, was founded in 1923 by two brothers, boundary pushers, just like Jackie Robinson.

In honor of Jackie, Roy and Walt Disney, I challenge myself to do something today that will make the world a better place. Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

Creativity means what?

What are the big two, three or four key drivers for you and your leadership behavior?

I believe in innovation, technology and global reach.

I’m curious by nature, so let me please ask you, “Did you have an immediate answer”?

Great if you did.  If you didn’t, imagine the unbelievable potential you have to get, and stay, focused.

Curious still.  If you do have a list, how many others know of it? How often do you focus on it?

Bottom Line?  How important is focus?

Million-dollar question……how focused are you?

Today is an excellent day to make your list or revisit your list.  If not today, when?  If not you, who?  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂