Professionally Speaking

It’s been a great run for 30 years

Disney Cruise Line Bus seat  reserved seating


(photo: Disney Cruise Line bus reserved seating… sat here yesterday because it was the closest seat to the bus microphone)

There is no luck, only hard work.

The opportunity to hop on a Disney Cruise Line bus and escort 50 business travelers backstage happened yesterday, will happen again today, and one final time tomorrow.

  • Epcot Cast Services Building
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park
  • Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park

It’s been a great run.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Is the best efficiency to create a busy enough schedule to insulate

Apple Store Mall at Millenia


Bosses are responsible for managing many things.

Including people.

People are complex. Each one different.

Time consuming?



Is the best efficiency to create a busy enough schedule to insulate the leader from the really hard work of making their team feel like rock stars?

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Brand Loyalty

Which Christmas will be our last as a full-time employee?

Cinderella Castle Christmas 2013
Christmas 2014, the last one?


Which Christmas will be our last as a full-time employee?

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One Question A Day?

Do annual employee performance reviews use criteria only the leader knows?

Mid Life Celebration book excerpt with typo
Once past the typo (1st line) the rest of this has uncanny correlation here


Do annual employee performance reviews use criteria only the leader knows?

Or is it crystal clear – with no surprises and no tension – because everything is transparent and authentic?

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John Maxwell Quote

Time Waits For No One
Time Waits For No One

Quote from John Maxwell, courtesy of Bob Stewart.

“Law of the Niche: People are most valuable where they add the most value.”

Duh, right?  No brainer.  Obvious. Get a clue. You can’t be serious.

In the hectic pace with which we travel through our days (weeks, months), we often miss the most basic of life’s truths.

This happens to me with our son.  I’ll get caught up in my work, and the next thing you know, the week has flown by and our son has done amazing things, but guess who hasn’t noticed?  Guess who wasn’t there to add a little coaching, a little fun, a little encouragement?

Guess what else?

Life is like this.  Always was, is now, and always will be. Whatever your level in your organization, you must find your own ways to stay engaged, to stay passionate.

I see so many people who are stuck.  Many of them leaders, responsible for inspiring and developing others, the way a parent does with children.

They get stuck managing their to-do list instead of inspiring and developing their people.  Just like a Parent.  Just like me.

But the days (weeks, months) fly by.

Our son can not wait for me to find the time.  His life marches on at an incredible pace. He will not slow down for me. I must find the way(s) to keep up with him.

Same is true as a leader, and as an employee who follows orders. Same as you. You must figure this out yourself and not wait.

Because if you don’t, what are you stuck with?