If Disney Ran Your Life

We hate to admit it so we ignore it

Leadership article
Delta In Flight magazine last week.


No one is going to be more excited about your vision than you. When your organization isn’t achieving it’s potential, look in the mirror.

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Freaks unite

Can we sustain this level of daily effort?

Dad carrying son on shoulders watching Walt Disney World Railroad train
Should a Father teach as if his life depended on it?


Can we sustain this level of daily effort? To do our work so well – as if our life depended on it?

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Emotion Trumps Everything

His enthusiasm was contagious

inspiring airport advertising sign
enthusiasm is slightly more contagious than the lack of enthusiasm


His enthusiasm was contagious as he spoke to the group on a tour at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park yesterday morning. He knew it to be true by the looks on the audiences’ faces. And by one brave individual’s private question.

The question was a test of his authenticity. The speaker passed with flying colors.

Insight: You can’t fake joy.

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The great Summer of 2012

Don’t grow up

Disneyland Paris 2012
Disneyland Paris 2012
may we never lose our childlike enthusiasm and excitement for life

May we never outgrow our childlike enthusiasm for life, even in our careers.

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Orlando’s jungle jeff Air Tran WOW!

Orlando’s jungle jeff is still talking about his Air Tran experience.

OK, this is the final Air Tran installment – two more jeff noel You Tube videos.

This is all my eight-year old son’s fault.   When he was born, I shelved our 35mm SLR camera with the wide-angle and telephoto lens, and bought a Sony digital camera – the smallest, pocket-style one they made.  I currently have the Sony T-70.  It’s always in my pocket.  Always!

The best way to get people enthusiastic is to be enthusiastic.

Don’t believe it.  Try getting people to be enthusiastic about something important, using a sincere lack of enthusiasm.  Ya with me?

So here are Air Tran You Tube videos – parts two and three:

So what does all this mean?

At the end of the second video (part three), you hear me say, “Are you trying to get better everyday?  I know Air Tran is”?

Are the people around you committed to getting better?  I bet they are.

But if they’re not, take a look in the mirror.  Do you see a mountain of enthusiasm?

Best wishes for continued success.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

PS.  While everyone is working desperately hard to survive these turbulent economic times, there is also an invisible opportunity in our midst.  I’ll write more about it later.