MBA syndrome

Disney Concierge team in the 1990's
Disney’s Grand Floridian Concierge Team in the 1990’s. Even 8-10 years into my Disney salaried leadership career, an MBA felt like a legit credential. These days though, i know text-book theories can’t hold a candle to actually running a profitable business.

Actual email exchange today:

Me: Why do you think an MBA is what’s missing? The people who sell MBA’s work hard to exploit insecurities. Discover your insecurities and then pretend you want to slay them as much as an Olympian wants to be on the podium

Them: You’re right on about the sell job advice from the MBA folks. $$$$$$ As for insecurities, I’ve been thinking about your question over lunch… there are definitely ones coming to mind already which create some false assumptions about an MBA’s potential to “patch” insecurity. Conquer them head on with focus!

Me: Your first sentence is encouraging because you didn’t try to defend the industry. Your second is vital because you have signaled to me – and more critically to yourself – that you see the pervasive patch syndrome. The last thing i wanna do is discourage anyone from their plans…and at the same time the last thing i wanna do is see someone blindly follow the herd without looking at the vitality and vibrancy of the herd. It also works in reverse when people leave organizations to start their entrepreneurial lifestyle – most don’t make it. The romanticizing hype always covers its tracks about the vitality and vibrancy of its success rate.

.think .differently

CEO of You, Inc. (embrace it)

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It’s a long way to the top

This ain’t Broadway, but it’s a step in the right direction. The road from here is crowded, and way too long.

They say it’s lonely at the top.

They say you have to be someone special to make it to the top.

What they don’t say is you have to believe what you say.

Why do you want to be on Broadway? Is it worth the grind? Are you raising the bar so high because that’s what everyone who’s anyone says you have to do?

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What marketing ​soundbite would you propose

No one has ever pushed me or my team to think differently the way Jeff has.

No one has done a better job of getting me and my organization to think differently.

Jeff inspires, excites, and motivates as if he is Walt Disney himself.

A modern day Walt Disney.

A category of one.

Jeff points you to your truth.

Our organization will never be the same.

We never knew how vibrant we could become until Jeff led us there.

He helped us solve our unsolvables.

He taught us how to become a category of one.

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Annual performance appraisal

Annual performance appraisals.

 What’s the point?

Do you wait until year-end to coach and develop the children in your life?

Of course not.

What a ridiculous thought.

Exactly.

PS. How do you coach and develop yourself with feedback from self-reflection and self-evaluation?

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Will Podcasting go from fad to art?

Windermere Prep School website
Couple days ago from an after school meeting about the Arts.

 

Will Podcasting go from fad to art?

If it does, it will need to first move from fad to trend.

If podcasting lasts, the ones who break the mold create art will be the ones people will gravitate to.

A notable podcaster and i have been talking at length. Yesterday i told him that i believe he will benefit more from working with me than i will from working with him. At least initially. He agreed, and we struck an agreement.

He was going to purchase and send a special microphone from Seattle to Orlando. i offered to buy it (which i did) myself from Amazon. It will be here tomorrow.

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