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“Thought of you today” was the email “subject”

CEO emails me last night:

“I saw a documentary today called “won’t you be may neighbor “
It was awesome. I recommend it”

Margy Whitmer, the film’s producer, in the early description in the trailer, says…

“You take all the elements that make up good television and do the exact opposite, you have Mister Rodgers Neighborhood. Low production values, simple set, an unlikely star. Yet, it worked.”

Wow.

So i asked why…

He said:

I saw in the documentary you. I think you strive to make the world a better place in everything you do. Your not perfect but an inspiration

Upon reading his answer, it occured to me, “i did not know this.”

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My Greatest Work Failures in 2017

Disney Institute keynote speakers
Disney Institute classroom.

 

My Greatest Work Failures in 2017:

Getting caught up in the busy-ness of work.

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Sorry, we are just really, really busy

quote about forgiveness

 

(photo: Lee Cockerell’s Father-In-Law’s sage advice)

What is the traditional side effect from our prosperity?

Sorry, we are just really, really busy. This is a traditional side effect to prosperity.

And in our prosperity, we have the opportunity to savor it or rush headlong in the pursuit of more.

A 25-day notice. A patient, eight day wait until his leader announced it to the team.

But last night the email announcement finally allows for some personal choices on how the future retiree will share his news with people he cares about.

It will be fun to read this in 100 days and look back on this prosperity.

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One said then the other thought (a little riff)

plate full of fancy chocolates
Leadership is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.

 

Business Consultants see this all the time…

Leadership is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.

One said…

It’s a little bit like a fox in the hen house.

Another one thought, You’re kidding right… you cannot be serious?

Too much preaching and not enough practicing makes a leader ineffective.

How toxic is ineffective leadership?

Just ask the team. They’ll tell you.

Genuine listening implies acting on the most important, overwhelmingly recognizable issues.

And maybe there is one singular issue that has the power to be the game changer.

Then the constituents wait. And wait. And wait.

Why?

Because the people who make the rules have an extraordinary opportunity to lead in an admirable way, and to live by the rules they proclaim.

Otherwise, it’s just another in a long list of busy (and successful, depending on the metrics used) managers talking a great talk.

So the constituents wait for different behaviors that will be easily identifiable.

The behaviors demonstrating commitment, and integrity.

And some leaders wonder why there is silence when they ask for feedback.

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Admirable is the only choice

Wells Fargo quote about customer courtesy
True 150 years ago, true today. Passion for serving.

 

Tomorrow is Easter.

Listening to Jeremy Camp’s Reckless CD.

Use us Lord.

There is no greater leadership than servant leadership.

We know this.

And some are lucky enough to be crystal clear about their passion.

Being on fire with the commitment to live a life so admirable that if someone said something bad about them, no one would believe it.

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