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Emotion Trumps Everything

You have been promoted, effective immediately

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You have been promoted, effective immediately.

Congrats, in addition to your lifelong title as CEO of You, Inc., you have three new titles:

  • CLO – Chief Leadership Officer
  • CMO – Chief Motivation Officer
  • CTO – Chief Trust Officer

Go forth and prosper.

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Being Brave

Squander your sacred and privileged opportunity?

Disney Keynote Speaker
From a Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurant.

Dear Executive Team to whom i revealed and taught Disney’s 19 cultural blueprints.

You are having consecutively powerful financial years and yet you squander your privileged, and dare i say sacred, opportunity to be bold.

Why?

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

We can all use a little more leadership civility (video)

 

 

Execs, looking the other way and justifying it with your busy schedule is only fooling one person, you.

Of course you’re under tremendous pressure.

Here’s a little secret – everyone is.

The good news? This may be your greatest catalyst and opportunity for transformational change.

Leaders show the way.

Middle and front-line leaders, ditto.

 

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Could This Change Your Life?

Take your time but hurry up

Disney Keynote Speaker retreat
Exact photo and email content…what you read next is what i emailed to someone, including this photo…

 

Forest fire smoke last year provided a view i’d never seen in 45 years of visiting.

Intentionally engage with nature…enjoy, have fun, inspire, refresh, rethink, renew, reprioritize, transform, recommit…the list goes on and on.

BFO – this is a fleeting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to question everything you believe in and decide what your next 10 years hold for you, for the people you love, and for your professional career (your legacy).

Be amazed and be amazing.

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Am I The Only One?

Balancing humility with strength is challenging

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
Most executives are easily distracted by bright, shiny things.

 

Dear Company Executive,

Do you trust your gut?

Me too.

May i remind you…

Recently, you received the gift of gut reactions from the only person (me) that confronted you when none of your inner-circle did, even though they had ample opportunities. And i did it quickly, after a single encounter with you.

So you know first hand how incredibly powerful my gut (and courage for confrontation) is.

First, here are the key snippets from a sterotypical Executive Coach’s website:

 

  1. “I have also earned the Master Certified Coach (MCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation.”
  2. “Less than 5% of all professional coaches worldwide hold this designation.”
  3. “The primary significance of this for my leaders is that a) I have done a ton of coaching, and b) I have been judged by my peers as meeting the highest standards of the coaching profession.”

 

Now, i’m gonna dissect my gut reactions based on the three points above.

 

Sentence 1:  Sounds impressive, and she needs to sound impressive. She’s sunk if she can’t sound impressive. Period.

Sentence 2:  The wow-factor, top of her industry. This was a purchased opportunity, like an MBA or a PhD. She needs the wow factor.

Sentence 3:  Like “going-the-extra-mile” is a flawed proposition, this sentence reveals something inexperienced CEO’s will never know. Disney has a standard of excellence that no one can comprehend, except those who spent a lifetime there…that’s 30 years for me, my Executive friend. i’ve literally seen it all, at every level. From Michael Eisner and Frank Wells to brand new Custodial Hosts and Hostesses (janitors).

 

 

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