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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Interesting how being in charge makes your choices feel different

Interesting how being in charge makes your choices feel different.

While there is obvious pressure that comes with the territory for being the chief, there is also a freedom that can be architected by the following structure:

  1. Vision
  2. Mission
  3. Brand
  4. Customer

Each of the four becomes one side of a square, a one-dimensional “box”.

You are then clearly able to think inside the box.

This is the paradox of thinking outside the box.

It’s called organizational Identity.

It changes everything.

Including what you are (easily) willing to walk away from.

 

 

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Making tough business decisions should be easy

Birthday candles
Yesterday’s birthday celebrations for 94 and 81 year olds, my mother-in-law’s neighbors.

 

Making tough business decisions should be easy.

Why?

Because making tough decisions never goes away.

To thrive in this harsh reality, as well as build, maintain, and enhance your brand, organizational blueprints are mission critical. Cultural architecture is another way of saying organizational blueprints.

Yesterday (Friday) a tough answer came in from an easy decision i made Monday. The special price offer from a (Lee Cockerell) referal came with structure conditions.

  1. A five day deadline opportunity to commit
  2. Upfront payment in full

The client declined.

Losing business on cost is the price that’s paid to build a reputation, externally and maybe more importantly, internally.

Do what you say you’re going to do.

 

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Am I The Only One?

No one wants to hear this

iAqualink pool wifi device
Yesterday. The digital infrastructure to run my swimming pool from an iPhone.

 

No one wants to do the deep thinking and have the heavy discussions about building or maintaining an infrastructure.

Why?

Because it’s too much work, especially the implementation and change (transformation) part.

So we wait and do nothing – the twin siblings of diseased organizational culture.

Think for a moment about trying to change a culture without the proper infrastructure.

Insight: Creating infrastructure is what working at Disney has polished me to do better than anyone in this space. i know the secret formulas. And what works and doesn’t work in implementing them.

How?

From working inside Disney for 30+ years, including the final 15 years at Disney Institute working with over 2,000 clients (and one-million+ people), including many of the world’s most famous brands.

#truth

 

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jungle jeff’s Top Ten List

jungle jeff’s top ten list:

Today, my personal Leadership recipe:

  1. Vision – number one, it must be compelling, and impossible
  2. Passion – passion is unlike yeast, we need a ton of passion
  3. Communicationmore is better; daily
  4. Confidence – people love someone who believes “all the way”
  5. Structure – how great work gets done effectively, and quickly
  6. Teamworktogether, everyone achieves more
  7. Innovation –  fancy word for creativity; implementing creative ideas
  8. Measurement – you can’t improve what you don’t measure
  9. Results – this is why we are in business
  10. Fun – do what you love

Mix with courage, or, an indomitable will, and you have the opportunity to achieve what others say can’t be done.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂