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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Keynote Speakers and Disney business insights yesterday

High School student speaker
Alex is the rising Senior class president and gave a short speech to his classmates before the Outstanding Scholars awards.

 

Disney Keynote Speakers
Social media (Twitter) was active with Disney Keynote Speaker updates yesterday.

 

Disney Institute Keynote Speakers
From Twitter feed yesterday.

 

Disney Institute Keynote Speakers
My colleague Mike Reardon, a die-hard Boston Red Socks and Tampa Bay Lightning fan.

 

Disney Institute Keynote Speakers
This is gold.

 

Disney Institute Keynote Speakers
Closeup of the gold.

 

Keynote Speakers and Disney business insights yesterday.

Love it.

Never gets old.

Surprised to see photos of Disney Institute content.

Technically, this is not permitted by Disney or Disney Institute.

Will check on it for the current policy.

 

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If Disney Ran Your Business (7-Book series)

Disney Business Book author
Notes to myself 24 hours ago. Who writes seven books simultaneously? Walt Disney?

 

Draw Mickey Mouse
i can teach you. This image is from Twitter.

 

Disney Leadership Speakers
Tip: New enhancements to your leadership culture will require a transition phase – intentionally plan for healthy employee skepticism if “asking” hasn’t previously been the norm.

 

Disney Institute Speakers
No one has more ideas how to improve things than your front-line employees.

 

If Disney Ran Your Business (7-Book series).

Humility is critical, for me.

So is making sure my audience (Meeting Planners, Speakers Bureaus, C-Suite) knows what makes me different from their other choices.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Organizational culture insights

The Voice MC with Red Nose
Last night.

 

The Voice judge Blake Shelton with Red Nose
Last night.

 

Culture is what people think and do without thinking.

Culture runs on energy.

Energy must be constantly replenished.

Yet it rarely is.

Why?

Because everyone is busy.

And so it goes.

And cultural vibrancy wanes. Even to the point of sickness.

And organizations simply default to getting used to surviving in an unhealthy environment.

Leaders must understand this context. You see, employees have a deep understanding of their reality and an unerringly accurate perception and predictability to what will happen and why. This applies to all the diverse, daily circumstances.

Employees, at every level, know how the company will react, with few exceptions.

Employees need a deep sense of self and of belonging. Without feeling a deep sense of leadership commitment, they band together to survive. And leadership becomes the “problem”, not the antidote.

People have always asked me, “What was it like working at Disney?”

To which the most accurate answer is, “It depends on your leader.”

Most leaders have no idea how much their direct reports think they are not walking the talk.

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Common Sense, Not Common

Organizational vibrancy is this simple and this hard

Orlando Top Disney Speakers

 

(photo: Open for Organizational Transformation?)

Organizational vibrancy is this simple:

  1. Do you work in an organization that has employees serving customers?
  2. Do you rely on customer satisfaction to drive their intent to recommend and return?
  3. Do you live and die on the belief that customer and employee loyalty is the key to your financial success?
  4. Do you have to constantly and creatively solve everyday challenges, big and small, planned and unplanned?
  5. Do you have a leadership team responsible for leading your organization at every level?

Organizational vibrancy is this hard too.

Mid Life Celebration’s founder spent 30 years at Disney, including 15 consulting for Disney Institute. He retired October 31, 2014 and is available to help organizations become more vibrant.

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Professionally Speaking

Direct and in-your-face leadership insights from a woman in charge

Small business entrepreneurs use their vehicles to promote
Small and large businesses use their vehicles to market their products

 

Direct and in-your-face leadership insights from a woman in charge:

  • It’s better to have a hole in your team than to have an a$$ hole on your team
  • A$$ time = if their feet move their brain works (sitting is deadly)
  • It’s better to have no one than to have the wrong one

Professionally dressed. Professional demeanor. Polite. Cordial.

And then the gems.

As if a bomb exploded granting that profanity suddenly becomes acceptable.

It was fun to witness.

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