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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Great Disney leaders are active and visible

Hey, suggestion…read the post first and then watch this 20-minute video. Of course, 20 minutes is a luxury and probably impossible for you at this moment).

Ps. It may be one of the most important videos you watch this year. It certainly is for me. And if you are wondering why, click here.

 

 

Great Disney leaders are active and visible.

Why?

Because the only time a leader comes around is when                        .

Fill in the blank.

When there’s something wrong.

You get the picture.

When people see you frequently (and consistently) they start to let their guard down – because conversations go past work and naturally lead to personal – we don’t care how much a person knows until we know how much a person cares.

Not until your team is comfortable with you being around, will they start telling you the truth about what’s going on.

Until then, you’re being handled.

Good luck changing your habits.

It’s only impossible until you figure out what to let go of.

 

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Inspirational Nuggets

Truth be told about inspiration

Virginia Falls hike
Up we go, another 50 stories.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Made it. Virginia Falls.

 

Virginia Falls hike
The dare would have seen us walk halfway down this fallen log and jump in.

 

Virginia Falls hike
We climbed a little higher to get to the base of Virginia Falls.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Hiking back to the Baring Falls dock and the return to Rising Sun Marina.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Last year’s wildfire happened shortly after we returned home. The damage was more extensive than i thought.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Same boat, different dock, another stunning view.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Mountain living.

 

Inspiration is so underrated because most have never spent a lifetime working where (Disney) it’s clearly seen as a competitive advantage. Glacier is inspiring. Making this visit a priority is also inspiring.

 

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Authenticity

Hire for technical skills or for relationship skills?

Airplane wind seat
The boy exclaimed as we became airborne, “Goodbye Florida. See you soon Florida.”

 

Leadership is remarkably easy and insanely challenging.

It really depends on your audience, and what their motives are and how interactions with you help or hinder their motives.

The little boy and his Mom were incredibly grateful that i traded seats so the boy could see out the window. i made their day with a simple act of kindness.

Conversely, a key contract employee i’m working with thinks i’m disorganized and slow. And interestingly enough, i think he could be milking the system.

It’s eating away at us. i’ve began the resolution a week ago by calling a face-to-face meeting and airing (awkwardly) my concerns. Still waiting for deliverables, yet remaining hopeful.

In my wildest dreams, i pray we both couldn’t be farther from the truth.

 

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

 

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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What Are You Waiting For?

#Truth

#Truth

The clock is ticking.

 

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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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No really

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great

Magic Kingdom Barber Shop
In the classroom, i always talk about the balance between pixie dust and reality. Reality is quite harsh sometimes.

 

David Wong’s 2012 manifesto: 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person is filled with profanity, humor, guilt, and insight. Warning, the article is full of profanity. If profanity offends you or if rampant profanity will paralyze you from being open to the deeper message behind the post, i recommend you don’t click through. And the first paragraph (below) is the only one without profanity. One final thing, there’s a video in #3 that i couldn’t watch because i found it disgusting…i highly recommend skipping it. (So disgusting that i almost canceled this post. And that’s part of the message – we are not going to like everything the world puts before us – yet some of life’s most important messages are only found there.)

PS. Compared to the video (your clue before you click on it is the guy in a speedo and a blue cape), i saw a news story last night about a 15-year old who was wrongly imprisoned for murder. Weeks after his sentencing, the real killer confessed to the five murders. Unfortunately, the young man spent nine years imprisoned before finally being set free. That story makes me sick to my stomach and makes the obnoxious video seem irrelevant.

Here’s the first paragraph:

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life, and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You’re doing a great job, we’re all proud of you. So you don’t feel like you wasted your click, here’s a picture of Lenny Kravitz wearing a gigantic scarf.

 

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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.