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Only if most of your thoughts are original

Disney Innovation Speakers
Preparing for a 45-minute Keynote Speech.

If most of your thoughts are original and you’re thinking for yourself about what to do next and in the future, you’re a leader.

If most of your thoughts are, “How can I find somebody to tell me what to do and what to think about next?”, you are functioning as a manager.

Are you a manager who is afraid to do your own thing because you’re not spending time thinking about the future?

This defines the difference between a manager and a leader.

Managers are not thinking about how to make things better now.

Managers are thinking about the status quo – how to maintain the current level of output.

In essence, managers are waiting to be told by someone.

Managers are waiting on someone who has a guarantee.

Managers are waiting on someone who will get blamed if something doesn’t work.

Managers don’t want to take a risk.

What if fails?

What if i get in trouble?

To do something that has never been done before and goes against conventional wisdom…this is not the thing a manager signs up for.

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Great leaders at Disney develop more great leaders

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What do you see when you stop looking at what you habitually look at?

 

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What do you notice on the floor of a barely ever used side porch.

 

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That’s a stunning, and tiny, yellow.

 

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These stones were gathered from the surrounding ground.

 

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The logs were gathered from the surrounding area.

 

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The wind brought this plant here. It’s fairly tiny as well.

 

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Backig up just a little, for perspective.

 

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Backed up just a little more, for more perspective.

 

Leaders get work done through other people.

The best Disney leaders are noticers.

These same leaders also do one more thing well, they develop more noticers.

Insight: Noticers tap into the creative and collective power of their frontline employees to make extraordinary improvements at little to no cost.

Improvements that scale, and transform.

 

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The harsh reality of being a leader

Disney Leadership Speakers
Your job as a leader is to wake up knowing exactly where you’re heading.

 

The harsh reality of being a leader…

No one will be more excited about your vision than you.

If your team seems bored, you’re boring them.

 

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What type of leader have we become since high school?

work challenges
The answer to a brand manager’s top three daily time consuming tasks, in a LinkedIn messaging exchange.

 

old fashioned type writer
Imagine how much effort it was without spell check, cut & paste, and delete.

 

Fall trees in yellow
Blurry wasn’t intentional, but it’s a great metaphor to aging.

 

Disney Mickey Mouse image
The High School tour last night included seeing this poster outside the Music room.

 

Frank Zappa quote
Also outside the Music room…my personal favorite of the many posters i saw on the hour tour.

 

What type of leader have we become since high school?

Does this even cross our mind?

Should it?

Should it not?

Forty years is a lot of time to grow, to transform even.

But have we?

Are we better?

Or have we not?

Why?

Totally worth feeling amazing about our answer.

 

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It went better than expected

Disney Leadership Keynote Speaker
Last week at airport newsstand.

 

We carve out a life one day, one meeting, at a time.

Yesterday’s meeting with seven Healthcare executives went better than expected, and i expected it to go well. The client was thrilled with the content, the flow, the commitment. The fact that we have worked, extensively, together in the past is a huge plus.

All my speaking in 2015 has come from referrals, recommendations, or previous clients.

Regardless of what the Harvard Business Review shares in their front page article, i will always stick to what i learned, know, and do – based on a lifetime (1982 – 2014) as a Disney insider.

 

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