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Anyone Else Think Like This?

What would you say?

View from Siyeh Pass Trail.

What would you say?

About what?

If you were on your deathbed and your direct reports visited you privately, what is the last thing you would tell them?

Why ask you that?

Because…

Does it make sense to tell them now, instead of waiting, and likely missing the opportunity?

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Great leaders at Disney develop more great leaders

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What do you see when you stop looking at what you habitually look at?

 

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What do you notice on the floor of a barely ever used side porch.

 

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That’s a stunning, and tiny, yellow.

 

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These stones were gathered from the surrounding ground.

 

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The logs were gathered from the surrounding area.

 

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The wind brought this plant here. It’s fairly tiny as well.

 

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Backig up just a little, for perspective.

 

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Backed up just a little more, for more perspective.

 

Leaders get work done through other people.

The best Disney leaders are noticers.

These same leaders also do one more thing well, they develop more noticers.

Insight: Noticers tap into the creative and collective power of their frontline employees to make extraordinary improvements at little to no cost.

Improvements that scale, and transform.

 

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Am I The Only One?

Parenting is the ultimate leadership test

Talaboman song
Screen shot to help me remember this song. There’s an Apple Music radio station called “Chill” and all the songs are this genre. Great thinking and writing music. PS. If you click the song link, don’t watch the video – the video is irrelevant and actually distracts from the music.

 

Apparently, not many parents let their children follow their truth….

So here’s an email excerpt from a teacher, in the past 48 hours:

 

I just wanted to say that that is truly a blessing and warms my heart. I love when I hear/see parents who support their kids no matter who they love, what they choose to major in, what they want to be when they’re older, their hobbies, how they dress, etc. Thank you for being the type of parent who shows this unconditional love. Your child expressed that it is such a relief for him to not have to deal with these issues as he knows many others do.

 

Excerpt from my reply:

 

As a writer, speaker, executive coach and business advisor (said with humility), it’s my job to pay attention – to perceive what words never say, and look for clues that can lead to new and different actions that then lead to breakthroughs – and create remarkable (and formally impossible) changes that make our world a better place.

 

Leaders and parents make stereotypical mistakes – not developing their direct reports (children).

Listen, tell stories, ask questions, encourage, support, provide positive and critical feedback and all of this needs to be done in a loving fashion.

No one cares how much you know if they think you don’t care.

 

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Dear Son

You can’t fire your children

Windermere Prep High School classroom building.
Yesterday at Windermere Prep. Teen learning happens way beyond traditional classrooms.

 

i wish i had spent more time teaching and developing my children.

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No really

Work like you mean it: Four early “big ideas” that never took off

West Orange High School 9th grade center
He was less scared after seeing the campus.

 

Until you are out on your own as a solo entrepreneur, it’s easy to have a lifetime of delusional ideas about how business works. All the crazy ideas about spending money, priorities, brand building, marketing and sales – well, it’s all theory until you own it.

Dreaming is the easy part.

It’s almost pornographic how wild the business improvements or new ventures could go. All the “what if’s”.  So easy to go nuts.

Dreaming is the easy part.

Making stuff happen, nearly impossible.

Here are four early “bright ideas” that were like candles in the wind.

The coolest thing about mistakes is how much more meaningful – because of the real lessons learned – they are when you own the business.

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