2016 Disney Talent Management Article

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The “Magic” is our ability to keep the reality of the hard work invisible.


It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

A recent Disney Talent Management article from July (no longer available on this site) illustrates many things which aren’t specifically called out, including:

  • Everything takes longer than hoped
  • Collaboration is key
  • Creativity is key
  • Vision is key
  • Transformation is key

Lots of keys to the Kingdom.

Focus and discipline.

Let me try to hammer home the point.

It’s as absurd as when non-athletic people say this when talking about athletic people, “They don’t need to worry about dieting.”

Having run consistently for the past 17 years, since turning 40, i can tell you that there isn’t a single day that i don’t:

  • Weigh myself
  • Consciously evaluate every food choice i make on a daily basis
  • Feel frustrated at how easily i gain weight
  • Secretly wish i didn’t have to work so hard just to maintain my weight

You had no idea right?




This website is about our mental attitude. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical 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.


By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.