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So many people want in so badly

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Yesterday coming home from Urologist visit.

 

Amway Center
Yesterday coming home from Urologist visit.

 

Amway Center
Yesterday coming home from Urologist visit.

 

Life is tough. Everyone is feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders. It’s the common thread for all humans.

Sent this last night, responding to request for advice…

“Thanks for your note and i do know your Grandfather and recall Cheryl going to lunch with you and your brother.

Judson, the greatest resource you have for the goals you describe is right under your nose. It’s your Disney leadership team. The one you had on your College Program and the one you have currently.

So here’s my best advice: Create great relationships with your leaders, their bosses (if possible, and it’s always possible), your peers, your Guests, vendors, everyone. Disney is famous for friendly, helpful, optimistic people. If that’s hard to do at the level you are at, it will be impossible to advance.

Every ring on the “leadership ladder” carries with it additional responsibilities that can bury people who aren’t equipped. So if this feels like hard work now, leadership might not be the right direction.

I’m assuming you were a standout at Cosmic Rays. Leverage those connections.

I retired almost two years ago and Cheryl’s position is in an exceptionally busy time right now.

Happy to answer any and all questions you have at any time.

Think of a mentor like a personal trainer. i can give advice from the expertise that comes from experience, yet i cannot do the exercises (the relationship building) for the trainee.

What books have you read about Disney? Send that list and i’ll recommend what’s missing and validate the great ones.

And if we aren’t connected on LinkedIn, please send an invitation.

Finally, expect an answer to any question within 24 hrs, usually same day, and often within hours. Future replies are not likely to be this long. 🙂

Be amazed and be amazing Judson. Our world needs more of that.

(PS, i didn’t proof this, sorry for grammar/typos)”

 

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The reward for thinking small

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Scribbled this idea on a post it note a couple weeks ago.

 

At Disney, the belief is simple:

If everyone does a little all the time, a lot gets done.

It’s the engine that powers the Magic-making machine.

To tweet the last three sentences, click here.

 

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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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The Disney Way is world famous

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World Famous.

 

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The Disney Way is compromised of over-focusing on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

 

Struggling is a big part of life. You know, the personal struggles we all face.

But what about in business?

Do entire companies need to struggle with a culture that isn’t intentional?

No.

All that needs to be done is to over-focus on the very same things everyone else either under-focuses on or ignores.

My days are spent talking with executive leaders who don’t know how to initiate a culture like this.

It’s what i’ve grown up on, spent a lifetime doing, and now teach others how to do it themselves.

And it all started on January 25, 1982, when i began my Disney career as a front-line Cast Member,  jungle jeff.

PS. Sometimes i end a post just like this one. No moral, no punchline, no call to action. It just ends. Why? Because i figure what happens next it up to the reader.

 

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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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Using prevailing wisdom is Disney’s secret to long-term success

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Disney business secrets for success.

 

Disney’s business success is based on this prevailing wisdom:

Great organizations over-focus on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

 

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Great Disney Leadership traits

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Email this morning from my colleague and fellow Jungle Cruise skipper, Mike Donnelly.

 

A treasure trove of great Disney content.

For people like Mike and i, we know it all.

And we love illuminating the secrets for others.

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