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Emotion Trumps Everything

Pride in your workplace is unstoppable

144 Kentucky Derby
144th Kentucky Derby

 

144 Kentucky Derby
144th Kentucky Derby

 

Mark Ruis is a successful businessman and yesterday during the Kentucky Derby, the TV spotlight was shown on him for a few minutes.

Why?

His horse is a longshot.

So is he.

He’s an unlikely first-time entrant.

The short documentary about his life highlighted his insatiable work ethic.

And how now – later in life – he tries to get out of as many business trips as possible so he can spend as much time as possible with his Family.

Most executives i know look back and acknowledge the sacrifice they made to achieve what they did – and how now they don’t want to work that hard anymore.

Organizational culture is like personal health: it’s your greatest asset and something you must intentionally focus on for a lifetime.

 

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Don’t make it too hard for your employees

Landscape crew near Disney World
Talented, hard-working crew removed dead palm and then an acre of chain link fence in the backyard.

 

Insight from 30 years inside Disney…

Don’t make it too hard for your employees.

The easier you make expected employee behaviors, the more likely they are to become organizational habit.

 

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If Disney Ran Your Life

The difference between involved versus committed employees

Epcot hidden Mickey
Epcot drain hole cover, and an unintentional hidden Mickey.

 

When i think about commitment at Disney, it reminds me of eggs and bacon at breakfast. The chicken is involved. The pig is committed. Sounds kinda ridiculous until we dwell on the notion for a moment. The difference between involved employees and committed employees is the difference between running with the pack, or clearly outdistancing the competition.

Fun trivia: The only place Guests could find Mickey Mouse when Epcot Center opened on October 1, 1982 was on the drain hole covers, pictured here. Epcot Center opened as “the adult Park” and there were no characters. We quickly discovered this was a huge mistake.

 

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If Disney Ran Your Life

He asked when was the last time i looked at his website

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i asked him yesterday, “When was the last time you looked at my website?”

The hunch was correct.

It was before (and maybe never) i spent $700 to meet him in person.

He came highly recommended.

There is only so much i can do.

An entrepreneur should be ready for anything, including the obvious:

  • You will need to work harder than you have in the past
  • There are no guarantees
  • In the absence of direction from others, create your own

Without his appreciation for me “not quitting my full-time career” for six years while building an entrepreneurial business “in my spare time”, it’s going to be easier for me to be unimpressed with anything that looks like the lack of initiative on his part.

 

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It's Not Over Rated

What good are Company perks if we ignore them?

Disney University Building
Cast Members are permitted to escort non-Disney Cast to DU.

 

Disney University hallway
Escorted Guests and photos are permitted at Disney University.

 

What good are Company perks if we ignore them?

Employee benefits are meant to bring joy and happiness to employees and their family and friends.

We humans have a habit of postponing today’s joy because we are so busy. We promise ourselves we’ll cash in on those joyful moments when the timing is right.

As they say, “No time like the present”.

There was also an orchestrated Magic Moment at Disney University’s “Company D” store. It included a Disney Cast happy birthday wish and concluded with Donna selecting her choice of a Cast exclusive Disney trading pin, compliments of Mickey Mouse (as far as she knows).

And perhaps the icing on the cake was seeing Mickey Mouse three times at DU. It was unexpected (and delightful) even for the “tour guide”.

While we could have snapped photos of Mickey there, we chose not to out of a deep respect for Disney’s Corporate Culture.

Insight: Not all perks are genuine. Some are meant to manipulate. Today was 100% genuine. Thank you Walt Disney.

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