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Using prevailing wisdom is Disney’s secret to long-term success

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Disney business secrets for success.

 

Disney’s business success is based on this prevailing wisdom:

Great organizations over-focus on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

 

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Let the workbook work begin

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Disney DNA starts here.

 

Let the workbook work begin. What kind of workbook would you design if Disney ran your business?

It would be something like this:

  • Simple
  • Easy and fun to use
  • Powerful
  • Tells a story you won’t tire hearing
  • Challenges you to do work that matters
  • A frequent resource (not a shelf decoration)

There, that’s not too difficult.

 

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He asked when was the last time i looked at his website

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    Five daily blogs for 2,300+ consecutive days.

 

i asked him yesterday, “When was the last time you looked at my website?”

The hunch was correct.

It was before (and maybe never) i spent $700 to meet him in person.

He came highly recommended.

There is only so much i can do.

An entrepreneur should be ready for anything, including the obvious:

  • You will need to work harder than you have in the past
  • There are no guarantees
  • In the absence of direction from others, create your own

Without his appreciation for me “not quitting my full-time career” for six years while building an entrepreneurial business “in my spare time”, it’s going to be easier for me to be unimpressed with anything that looks like the lack of initiative on his part.

 

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Making tough business decisions should be easy

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Yesterday’s birthday celebrations for 94 and 81 year olds, my mother-in-law’s neighbors.

 

Making tough business decisions should be easy.

Why?

Because making tough decisions never goes away.

To thrive in this harsh reality, as well as build, maintain, and enhance your brand, organizational blueprints are mission critical. Cultural architecture is another way of saying organizational blueprints.

Yesterday (Friday) a tough answer came in from an easy decision i made Monday. The special price offer from a (Lee Cockerell) referal came with structure conditions.

  1. A five day deadline opportunity to commit
  2. Upfront payment in full

The client declined.

Losing business on cost is the price that’s paid to build a reputation, externally and maybe more importantly, internally.

Do what you say you’re going to do.

 

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Seven obvious warning signs of a crumbling culture

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Two days ago…a 25 mile roundtrip bike ride to use the gym.

 

Seven obvious warning signs of a crumbling culture:

  1. High turnover/low moral
  2. Lack of consistency
  3. Woe-is-us mentality
  4. Short term thinking
  5. Silos
  6. Survival mode
  7. Cynicism

These seven lead to the river of leadership mistrust.

If Disney ran your business they’d attack this – to protect your culture at any cost.

Most organizations, and you know this for a fact, have no clue where to begin.

 

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