Career ROL

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What is your Return on Leadership?

More specifically, what is your career ROL?

Is your over-focused, intentional investment in your work mindset providing the excellent career leadership vibrancy returns you originally envisioned?

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What’s the advantage of hiring a Disney Institute Customer Service Speaker?

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The advantage is unmatched intimacy and experience.


Where do we find great business ideas in a sea of time-tested information?

While cleaning yesterday, found two old notes written on a post-it:

  1. Consulting ROI.
  2. Disney Institute (DI) Chamber of Commerce.

Unsure of the first one’s meaning. Can guess it’s about how you convince a client your high price is worth it. The second is a spin off of what DI already does with their Sponsorship Series.

What’s the advantage of hiring a Disney Institute Customer Service Speaker?

The advantage is intimacy.

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You’re such a freak, is a crowning leadership glory


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The Internet’s Only Five-A-Day Blogger is um, well, me


The main point: Great leaders (but not great managers) bring out the freak in each of us.

You’re such a freak, is a crowning leadership glory.

In our desire to make more money, so we can buy nicer things, we work hard to get the next promotion, or make the next commissioned sale.

There’s a tried and true path that is crowded, and, predictable. Only a few get there first.

Freaks slow things down, because they question, they balk, they don’t follow. Status quo hates that.

But here’s the tip of the ROI iceberg. And it’s the reason I read his daily blog.

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Overrated MBA Degrees


This past Sunday in the comments section, we heard a few perspectives on the value of the MBA – Masters of Business Administration. Personally, MBA degrees are a dime a dozen, and mostly overrated.

Count on your hand five people who have been transformed by their MBA.

Not saying that people don’t benefit from getting their MBA.  There’s no question that the enormous effort and expense changes the MBA graduate.

And perhaps there’s a place, a rite of passage so to speak, to follow an undergraduate degree with a Master’s degree when we are in our early 20’s and at the very front end of our career..

But what I’m saying right here, right now, that in later life, people have to admit a certain truth.

The truth is, you must ask some seriously honest questions:

  1. Why is an MBA critical to me now?
  2. What’s my payoff, my ROI?
  3. Will this catapult my career, and why?
  4. Or will it simply pad my resume?
  5. Is there a smarter way to increase my rank and salary?

Please don’t misunderstand, everyone knows that an MBA graduate has conquered what few others have. All I’m saying is this, does it catapult you?

And if it doesn’t, then why expend the energy, effort, time, and money?

So, back to where we started, at the end of three years, will you have a profitable business?

Now that seems like a great payoff, a huge ROI – like being shot out of a cannon.  Or am I missing something?