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Freaks unite

The stories those nine Disney leaders could tell

Disney Keynote Speakers
Long story, but this was the easiest photo to add…technical difficulties.

 

There were nine adults in the living room at one point last night and all of us currently work at Disney or retired from Disney.

Conservatively estimating at least 250 years of combined Disney service.

Pretty cool.

Each one of us – the stories we could tell.

It would blow your mind.

The diversity.

The real life.

The Magic.

 

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Professionally Speaking

A Disney Keynote Speaker career-defining moment

Disney Keynote Speakers
Joy. Can you please help me with my joy? i’d like it overflowing, please. Photo: random and unintentional yesterday.

 

A Disney Keynote Speaker career-defining moment is when you are intuitive enough to notice (and act on) what no one else is noticing (and acting on).

Climb the ladder.

How can you not?

Well…

If you pause long enough to keenly observe the obvious, you’ll notice something that is either invisible or, visible and ignored.

People in the levels above you – look closely.

Watch them over the months and years.

Are they filled with joy at what they do for a living?

Look at the Disney Leaders at every level above you.

Are they joyful?

This is not a dig.

This is an incredible insight.

An insight into a massive, world-class organization.

Not intending to ruin any Magic for anyone.

Chapin, be careful. There is literally no organization in the world that is immune from this….

What i realized was that there is no amount of (extra) money that would be worth more than the (abundant) joy i get from being a Disney Keynote Speaker.

 

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Am I The Only One?

Parenting is the ultimate leadership test

Talaboman song
Screen shot to help me remember this song. There’s an Apple Music radio station called “Chill” and all the songs are this genre. Great thinking and writing music. PS. If you click the song link, don’t watch the video – the video is irrelevant and actually distracts from the music.

 

Apparently, not many parents let their children follow their truth….

So here’s an email excerpt from a teacher, in the past 48 hours:

 

I just wanted to say that that is truly a blessing and warms my heart. I love when I hear/see parents who support their kids no matter who they love, what they choose to major in, what they want to be when they’re older, their hobbies, how they dress, etc. Thank you for being the type of parent who shows this unconditional love. Your child expressed that it is such a relief for him to not have to deal with these issues as he knows many others do.

 

Excerpt from my reply:

 

As a writer, speaker, executive coach and business advisor (said with humility), it’s my job to pay attention – to perceive what words never say, and look for clues that can lead to new and different actions that then lead to breakthroughs – and create remarkable (and formally impossible) changes that make our world a better place.

 

Leaders and parents make stereotypical mistakes – not developing their direct reports (children).

Listen, tell stories, ask questions, encourage, support, provide positive and critical feedback and all of this needs to be done in a loving fashion.

No one cares how much you know if they think you don’t care.

 

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Great Disney leaders are visionary

Disney Leadership conference speakers
Visionary leaders see the same things everyone else sees, but they intuitively see it differently.

 

Great Disney leaders are visionary.

They obsess about communicating a clear, concise, and compelling vision.

A picture of the future that’s better than now, much better.

For many, what the visionary leader sees clearly, others insist on it being an impossibility.

Driven.

Determined.

Inspiring.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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No really

Leaders say the darnedest things

Florida power line
Random and accidental photo yesterday while running. Pretty non-offensive.

 

Leaders say the darndest things.

We want you to be amazing.

Just don’t offend anyone.

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