Seth Godin, BFF?

Seth Godin’s perspective on Leading.

It’s quite common for me to fantasize that Walt Disney and I are related because of the similarities in the way I believe our thinking aligns.

Come to find out there’s another “crazy man” out there that is growing on me.  Seth Godin.

It almost makes you want to snort milk out of your nose when you hear what some people think leadership is.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff noel 🙂

Jungle Cruise You Tube Funny

Jungle Cruise You Tube Funny.  Funny is as funny does, or something like that.

And now for something completely different.  A friend sent this to me, knowing how many times I delivered the Walt Disney Jungle Cruise Attraction spiel, back in 1982.

Here’s the You Tube video – If you’re ready to be amused, click here.

First there was Sunday’s unusually casual post, and now this?  What’s happening?

Walt Disney said, “Laughter is no enemy to learning.  We should use every gag and every prop at our disposal”.

Words to live by……words to live by……

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Does Your Vision Do This?

Does your vision – personal, professional, or both – send a shiver down your spine when you think or talk about it?

What if it did?

What would it take?

As a professional speaker, a wise person once told me, “Jeff, if you look out at your audience, and they look bored, you’re boring them”.

To me, this means if I’m  bored with my thinking, and not motivated, excited or inspired enough, it’s my responsibility to take action.

There are many ways to figure this out.  It happened to me and I’m applying my best efforts to, as Gandhi said, “You must become the change you wish to see in the world”.

What about you?

Thank goodness it’s Monday.  Bring it on.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

What, No Pixie Dust?

A comment on yesterday’s jungle jeff post started me thinking.

His question to me was, “No Pixie Dust”?

It was “missing” from my personal Leadership Top Ten List.

He made a good point and I thought for a moment, “How could I have forgotten Pixie Dust”?

Then, just as quickly, if not faster, the answer hit me.

Pixie Dust IS Passion.  Period.

What’s Magic about the way Disney does things is their PASSION to:

  1. Create the highest quality products and services.
  2. To stay focused on why they are in business – to serve their Guests
  3. To stay disciplined to “keep their eye on the ball” – Quality

Passion IS Pixie Dust.

Always was.  Always will be.   Thank you Walt Disney for your vision.

By the way, Vision and Passion are my respective number one & two top leadership values.

Guess what’s number three?   Communication!

Looks like a coincidence, doesn’t it?  The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

PS.  Does your own Vision send shivers down your spine?

PSS.  What if it did?  Can you comprehend that?  I hope so.  🙂

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New Disney Institute 1 & 2 Day Programs

There are new Disney Institute One and Two day programs coming in August and September, this time to The Disneyland Resort.

Here’s the link: New Disney Institute Programs, from the email I received yesterday.

Not on their email list?  Click here to sign up.

Thank goodness it’s Monday.  I can’t wait to get started.  Seriously.

The privilege to work, sure beats the alternative.  At least that’s what I think.

I also think the people and organizations that will be ahead of the pack when these turbulent times turn around, will be the ones who are making plans, right now, to be the leader.

Make it a GREAT Monday, because if you don’t, who will.  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂