Picture a 17-year Disney Resort Operations Leadership veteran starting a new career as an official Keynote Speaker for Disney Institute.
Talk about a career change.
And the new speaker never carried a desire to become a public speaker.
Pause and contemplate this…
We judge ourselves on our intentions, others judge us on our behaviors.
It was a personal mission to make the above statement my thesis for Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence.
i learned, embraced, and taught this Disney Leadership business insight my entire Disney Institute career from 1999 – 2014.
Note: When i began teaching the four-day open-enrollment classes at Walt Disney World in 1999, i began asking questions i thought everyone should have a ready answer to, but no one did.
Astonished, yet optimistic, i forged my own hypothesis based on 15+ years in Disney front-line and front-line leadership roles.
It was the catalyst for my life mantra:
• • • • •
This website is about our WORK. To ponder today’s post about our HQ, click here.
If you want to stay on this site and read more posts from this Blog, click here.
You cannot live on thoughts (intentions). You can only live on actions.
No one builds a life (or a reputation) based on what they’re gonna do someday.
This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.
No one passionately builds a reputation on what they’re gonna do. The folks in this photo will rent you anything. Need a thing-a-ma-bob? They have 20. Need a high reach? They have at least nine.
There’s always a rebuttal, right?
Whatever you call it, there is always another perspective.
Leaders, just like parents, get caught in the vicious cycle of busy-ness.
People judge us on what they see us do, not on what we hope to do.
Recently read a Facebook update from a friend, and, an aspiring, passionate person who’s launching a new career.
The Facebook update said to this effect, “I didn’t get the job…I learned more in one night than I did in a whole year in school.”
How powerful is that?
When was the last time any of us said something like that?
- Love to learn at an accelerated pace?
- Value a great education?
- Act in a manner that mirrors your belief system?
Odds are, we all said, “Yes!”
To all three.
I say, “Doubtful.” It’s number three that gets us in conflict.
What we see in the mirror and what others see in the mirror, almost without exception, are two different things.