What’s the downside to creativity?

What’s the downside to creativity? Being creative does not mean being productive. Huh? Creativity can be defined as generating useful ideas, in any domain.  Most people assume that a bunch of creative ideas is something great.  It really isn’t.  Seriously, it’s not  Because, if none of your creative ideas ever get implemented, then what do […]

Why 17.84 ?

What’s significant about 17.84? That’s what Disney stock closed at today.  As in $17.84 a share.  That’s a 52-week New York Stock Exchange low.  (The official low today was $17.72, but the close was $17.84) Because of the strength of the Disney Company brand (Magic), Disney tends to be one of the last to feel […]

National Speakers Association

One word to describe the National Speaker’s Association’s Winter Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida? WOW! Why WOW? World-class presenters.  Cutting edge information.  Inspiration.  Great sense of community.   Commited Leadership.  Entrepreneurial spirit.  Discovering possibilities.  Hope.  Laughter.  Palm trees, sunshine and Mickey Mouse.    Does it get any better than this? What began on Thursday […]

What’s the paradox of risk?

Why take a risk? Aren’t risks dangerous?  “Yes, and”. Risks can lead to breakthroughs.  Risks can catapault a product or service into market domination – into brand recognition so great, it makes the product or service a household name.  Risks can enhance your career.  We can even argue that rewards are directly proportional to the risk involved.  […]

Walt Disney said so

‘It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” “If you can dream it, you can do it.” “Laughter is no enemy to learning.” When was the last time you had the chance to hear someone speak to your organization who really created positive energy and excitement?  When the goals you dream start to seem within reach, […]