(photo: Please note the location of the retirement party)
If you could have a Disney retirement party, what venue?
While it has been six years in the making, the actual final day has been determined rather quickly. This means logistically, choices have to be made and on short notice, it’s challenging to get your first choice.
However, because of dedicated people who make Magic everyday, the event will be at the first choice location.
Disney has taught me to analyze my leadership values. And more than that, to analyze my leadership behaviors.
Funny thing is, my values and my behaviors were contradictory.
The other funny thing, I was clueless. Seriously clueless. The origin of the phrase blind spot comes from the fact that everyone can see it but one person – they have a blind spot.
Plus, everyone else is chicken to say anything, because confrontation is uncomfortable, and many times, ugly.
Who wants that? Who needs that? Not me. Not you. No one is lining up for that kind of stress.
So I confronted myself. It was not ugly, but is was uncomfortable. And then it was impossible. I had suspected it for years, but only casually, because the truth would mean I had dramatic life-altering changes to make.
I’ll tell you more tomorrow, or maybe later this week. We’ll see. For now though, carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂