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Dear Son

You should give a speech to the students about that

IB High School diploma
IB High School diploma

 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) High School diploma is an option at our school.

It virtually guarantees top–shelf credibility and predictive success no matter what University Admissions Director reads your college application.

Students are immersed in above average rigor and group requirements, and are therefore prepared for the same thing in higher education – it’s not a shock to their lifestyle.

On the drive home from school last night, i reminded our son that doing these things meets expectations, but it’s the little things, like thanking a teacher after class for a great insight, that exceed expectations.

There are no courses (except perhaps Disney Institute) focusing on exceeding expectations.

The High School sophomore said, “You should give a speech to the students about that.”

(Dear son, thank you for paying me a compliment, and encouraging me.)

 

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Could This Change Your Life?

Even with as much experience as you have

Top Disney Keynote Speakers
It’s different when you aren’t working for the 5th most admired company in the world. Screenshot of ad from maybe eight years ago.

 

Even with as much experience as you have, you can still make dramatic leaps in your leadership development.

Being the CEO of your own business is vastly different than being in charge of something at someone else’s business.

Vastly.

Transformationally.

 

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Professionally Speaking

This is rarely talked about and therefore rarely addressed

Highland Trail Hike
It was indescribable to make it this far.

 

Highland Trail Hike
Never saw this view until last night.

 

Highland Trail Hike
Never saw this angle before either….and in the back of my mind as we made it across the treacherous portion…i didn’t know if i could make it back.

 

Highland Trail Hike
Wow. i have to make it back. Otherwise, it’s an 11-mile walk to the closest road access.

 

Fear holds leaders back. And it holds leaders back their entire career. Overcoming is the DNA of exceptional leaders. This is rarely talked about and therefore rarely addressed.

And like a summit, it’s a continuous journey.

It literally took 30 years for me to figure this out.

 

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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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If Disney Ran Your Life

It’s because i stay with the questions longer than anyone else

Disney Institute Keynote Speakers
Stumbled upon this on LinkedIn two days ago. Thirty years at Disney, 15 at this place – Disney Institute. Yes, i’m confident i can answer your toughest challenges.

 

Is there an unfair advantage some speakers have over other speakers?

It’s because i stay with the questions longer than anyone else.

i over-focus on the questions others under-focus on or ignore.

That’s the key to why my cultural architecture is the only way to transform a culture into organizational vibrancy and competitive immunity. It’s also the only way to sustain it.

It hit me yesterday when I was reading an email newsletter from a friend and healthcare culture consultant. Was struck by the slick layouts and diverse topics; very well done.

Their specialty appears to be the ability to go in and help organizations strengthen weaknesses.

That’s the simplest way I can explain my perception of what they do and the difference in my approach.

My approach isn’t to go in and fix anything.

Not in a targeted way, but rather (and more importantly) in a holistic way.

My approach reinforces and strengthens the best parts of their current cultural foundation and puts in place the must-have’s for world-class organizational culture.

i address their culture at the foundational, DNA level.

The need-to-haves and the nice-to-haves come later.

And i insist that without the foundational architecture, any attempt at “fixing or improving things” will fail in the long run.

 

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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.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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Being Brave

You know the saying, “Impossible is nothing”?

Map My Run screen shot
Routinely running 8-10 miles three times a week was impossible until i (got older) retired.

 

Most of us are buried (daily) with things to do so we race through our stress-filled days.

i remember many years decades of wondering if it was possible to break free and design a life that was different, and better, than the rat race i was living.

Turns out, it’s not impossible.

 

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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.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.