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Professionally Speaking

Measure versus matter

Turned on Grammarly at the tail end of the tally period. For a whole week only 7 words were recorded. This result is better than 14% of other Grammarly users.

Not everything that can be measured matters.

Not everything that matters can be measured.

Because of my insider position, since 1999, in the improvement industry, it is easy to testify about the prevailing, perverse, and utterly misleading (read lying) information that gurus and wanna-be’s peddle to make a living.

Even at Disney Institute, the insider joke was and still is, “Never let a good story get in the way of the truth.”

By the way, i taught at Disney Institute from 1999-2014. That’s a heck of a run.

i made it, and continue to make it, my personal mission to never let a false or misleading story to ever be told. Ever. For any reason. Period.

Zealot?

Perhaps.

If the shoe fits.

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

In Fall 1981, two Disney College Program recruiters visited campus

Bear Grass
Bear Grass.

 

In Fall 1981, two Disney College Program recruiters visited West Chester State College (now West Chester University) to interview students for seasonal Cast Member roles for Winter/Spring 1982.

Guess who was one of those students.

As the interview concluded, i invited Judy and Gail to our Sig Ep MASH party that night.

You could dress up as a nurse, an officer, a soldier (say, Klinger), a patient, a local.

Two months later an acceptance letter arrived in a West Chester, Pennsylvania student mailbox.

Rather than pick classes for Spring Semester, i booked a one-way flight to Orlando.

With an Army veteran’s duffle bag and a decent (framed) backback, i found my way to Snow White Campground in Kissimmee, Florida – it was at the end of Seven Dwarfs Lane, behind the KOA.

Karma and serendipity rescued me.

i had no idea where the campground was, nor was i prepared to do anything but ask questions and bum a ride (hitch-hike).

Fortunately, the couple i sat with on the plane were intrigued and helpful enough to offer me a ride.

Once i got my key, found the cabin (with full kitchen), the next priority was a case of cold beer.

 

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The Chronicles of Nuwanda

Dear Nuwanda, please tell us how you really feel about the accusations

2009 Masters World Championships view of track from ski jump tower
2009 Masters World Championships (an intimate understanding about world class)

 

A fictional (probably) story that could happen, or is happening now, in any company, anywhere in the world…

Dear fearless new leader, welcome back as our company’s alpha dog. You’ve come a long way in the decade you’ve been gone. Extraordinarily impressive. Congratulations.

Those antiquated astonishing things we’re still doing that have you shaking your head and asking, “What the?“, yeah, me too.

Then there’s the issue of why are our employees still doing the same things the same way?

That’s a great question for your leadership council, coincidentally with the same leader at the top since you left.

One can’t help but wonder why our leadership (for the past decade) isn’t apologizing for allowing it to happen and for falsely thinking we can’t change.

This is were we are embarrassed (and sad) for them.

Please don’t tolerate insidious innuendoes about inabilities.

Please build up your team so they can build up the front line.

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