Some leadership blog posts are driven by purposeful events

Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort

Some leadership blog posts are driven by purposeful events. Like yesterday concluding an amazing five-day workshop for 120 at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort, participants saying things like:

  • This was flippin’ amazing!
  • Phenomenal!
  • Life-changing!

But tomorrow’s post is driven by an email response to some speaking attributes of a captivating and influential speaker a Mid Life Celebration tribe member saw.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. I recognize the room formation. Brings back great memories. It actually WAS flippin’ amazing.

  2. So do I Donna! Following this exercise, we were done for the night. It was during the first night of Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence. I went back to my room thinking “I’m not ready for this. Am I really qualified to be a leader of this magnitude?”

    By the end of the course, I was well equipped to become a leader. It wasn’t an overnight transformation. It was more of an awakening, showing me the potential that lies within each of us.

    BTW, I picked Goofy. Irony? I don’t think so. πŸ™‚

  3. David, wow, no idea you carried that level of apprehension. Being so close it’s hard to understand why.

    And, SO glad you left as a man ready and motivated to be transformed, with tools and everything. πŸ™‚

  4. Jeff,

    Going in, I wasn’t apprehensive. Meeting you and Mary in the line for dinner aided the transition in a (not-so) foreign place with (almost) total strangers. The excitement of being there was enough to override any anxiety.

    Then there was the exercise. It showed me that although I had a fair amount of knowledge about Disney, I didn’t have a great level of knowledge about leadership and what it really took to be an effective leader.

    Three days later I was ready to take on the world. Now I can’t wait to get back. πŸ™‚

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