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Could This Change Your Life?

Clear, concise, compelling

Reporting last night on ABC Evening News.
Tom Yamas sitting in for David Muir. Will Reeve on left.

A man who broke his neck in eight places and was told he would never walk again is a recipient of new medicine at the Mayo Clinic that miraculously has him walking again.

Will Reeve, a reporter, is the son of Christopher Reeve, a famous actor who became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian event.

Last night on ABC Evening News, Will Reeve, who reported on this story, said:

I felt like I was witnessing the realization of my Father’s dream of a world of empty wheelchairs.

Clear. Concise. Compelling.

A world of empty wheelchairs.

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The beauty in writing and talking about your priorities

Wells Fargo mistakes
Yes, please, at my convenience, and from my phone. (but your limitations won’t allow me to.)

 

Wells Fargo mistakes
Yes, please. (but instead, it requires about an hour to drive to and from your closest branch to do what the app won’t permit)

 

The podcast i did two days ago was only the fourth ever, and the first time with someone other than Jody Maberry.

It was also the first, by design, where i didn’t talk specifically about Disney.

What i’m reflecting on right now is how long today’s posts are and how i don’t want to do that here or at the next blog.

Today’s insight?

Writing and talking about what’s important to you really forces you to become clear – and clarity is power.

 

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Do Not Collect

Speed and clarity oppose each other

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Leadership comes with the opportunity to leave a legacy others will want to emulate and perpetuate.

 

Speed and clarity oppose each other.

Do you come up with epiphanies or unique viewpoints that lead to transformational change?

When you do have brilliant clarity, how often does it happen?

And does it typically happen while you race through your day?

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Being Brave

Leadership accountability works best with perfect clarity

Mickey and Minnie Mouse on Parade float
What the public focuses on – the 3-O’clock Parade.

 

Disney World peak attendance
What the organization focuses on – how to keep the Magic alive after the Parade is over.

 

What the Senior Executive saw as being rigid and inflexible, i saw as clarity.

Funny how the same thing can be seen paradoxically opposed.

One of the four world-class leadership basics is accountability.

Accountability works best with perfect clarity.

Less than perfect clarity brings less than perfect results.

Either way, a culture is established and practiced daily based on the way expectations are determined, communicated, and enforced.

 

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If Disney Ran Your Life

The harsh reality for people who dislike demanding bosses

Disneyland book
Walt Disney had his moments like every leader does. He wasn’t always happy with the way things were going.

 

There’s a harsh reality for people who dislike demanding bosses. The demanding boss doesn’t like being demanding. If accountability is clear, then results should follow. When results don’t follow the boss has to do something to ensure the results happen.

That plan b that the boss has to go to is often perceived as demanding.

Now imagine if you delivered exactly what you and the boss agreed on.

There’d be praise instead of pressure.

Tell me again who’s fault that is.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.