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You must wear this every single day for your entire career

Disney Speakers
Esteemed colleagues (L-R) Dennis and Byran prepping for big client. Dennis and i met in 1988 and had lunch yesterday.

 

We had lunch at Cracker Barrel and talked for nearly three hours. Dennis was my Disney Traditions Manager in 1988, when 13 hourly, front-line Cast Members (i was one of them) were selected from hundreds of applicants.

Becoming a Disney Traditions instructor is one of the highest (non-promotional) honors an hourly Cast Member can receive. It’s a year-long cross-utilization role and several times each month you are pulled from your operation for a day to teach brand new Cast Members on their very first paid day at Walt Disney World.

It’s an engaging and exciting day-long introduction to the Disney culture, history, milestones, “business secrets, and it’s where they receive their Disney Name Tag.

Wearing your Name Tag is expected every single day of your Disney career because of what it represents to our Guests – it means any Cast Member can help you with anything.

Seems simple enough.

It’s what separates good and very good companies from world-class.

PS. Dennis retires from Disney and Disney Institute April 29th.

 

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.think. intentionally

Quote from Diversity book
Brad Smith became Intuit’s president and CEO in January 2008.

 

Out and Equal at work
Out and Equal looks like a great read. Upper right corner is George Kalogridis.

 

i wonder if in 100 days this will become my new tag line.

.think .intentionally

Like much of life, time will tell.

PS. Disney’s secret sauce is intentionality. Disney over-focuses on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

Diversity is one of Walt Disney World’s seven internal values.

 

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Work like you mean it

Disney Keynote Speakers
Waiting in line yesterday i Googled “Disney Keynote Speakers” (top center)

 

Best Disney Speakers
Waiting in line yesterday i Googled “Best Disney Speakers” (top center)

 

Work like you mean it.

 

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