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The Herd

Under New Management

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What’s the first thing you do after reading this?

Under New Management.

When we see this sign on a business we immediately think, “Ok, maybe we should have another look because someone better than the previous management has finally arrived to run the place the way it should be run.”

In reality, this is us everyday, if we continuously learn and improve.

The road to excellence has no finish line.

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Disney Leadership Book

Not until and only when

Walt Disney drove his team to chase perfection. It’s the DNA of the Walt Disney Company.

Not until and only when.

What?

Not until you are willing to think and act at a higher and much different level – a level that chases perfection and settles for excellence, will you ever find peace and contentment.

Because, after all, peace and contentment is what we are chasing.

Chase perfect peace and perfect contentment.

Settle for excellent.

The one compromise worth making.

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Rethink

When the bar is set high

Hidden Mickey
Hidden Mickey two nights ago.
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Couple of drops of moisture from a restaurant drinking glass. Who would notice? Who would care? Who would take a photo? Who would later decide to use it in a blog post?

When the bar is set high, failures are glaring.

When it’s set low, no one notices.

Think about where you set your bar for your daily attitude.

And ask yourself, “Is this my best self?”

Inspire yourself.

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Back To The Future

How many have been written or recorded?

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Stumbled on some old photos Disney Institute yesterday.

How many have been written or recorded?

How many books and articles have been written and how many videos and podcasts have been recorded about having a positive attitude?

What are they all trying to say?

They can’t all be saying something different.

So how have you sifted through it all to create your personal leadership template?

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Disney Leadership Book

We know great leadership is a competitive advantage

Disney Keynote Speakers
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Any leader and any organization, in any industry, can architect world-class leadership excellence using systems and processes they control. World-class leadership excellence is not reserved for special organizations that have secrets others don’t and never will have. Exceptional leadership is built with four fundamental blueprints. Jeff’s Disney Keynote will be interactive, fun, thought-provoking, and comes with a personal challenge for every participant.

First, a vision statement and a vision are not the same. You’ll learn the fundamental difference and why every leader has the daily imperative to articulate a clear, concise, and compelling Vision for the future. This is the first rule of great leadership.

Most organizations consider training and development as a single entity. Jeff reveals the distinct and powerful difference and makes a compelling case for separating the two – one yields compliance, the other yields commitment. There are four simple tactics for increasing Involvement

Leaders, clarity is power. The clearer the expectations, the better the results. There are two universal sets of Accountability metrics. The key is a balanced and agreed upon set of expectations.

Every leader experiences the honeymoon effect from Commitment and eventually, the real world settles in and the ultimate (and relentless) leadership challenge is how to find a million ways to inspire, excite, and motivate a team that will face setbacks, obstacles, and unwelcomed change.

Expect to be wowed. Expect to have fun. Expect to be enlightened. Expect to be put to task. You deserve it. C-ya real soon.

BIO:

Jeff Noel is a 30-year Walt Disney World Leadership veteran, two-time Disney Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, a published author, and highly-sought business advisor, helping Fortune 500 companies worldwide achieve greater success through a series of programs focusing on Jeff’s unique approach and architecture for World-Class Organizational Vibrancy. He has spent his life deconstructing and then reconstructed Disney’s DNA into clear, concise, and compelling business insights. Jeff not only helps you see remarkable opportunity, but he also engages you in wonderfully participatory ways so you actually “feel” his context-neutral insights – it’s the “feeling” of these insights (and the simple architecture) that will motivate, excite, and inspire you to create a future that’s not only better than now, but much better.

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