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Excellence…every time?

UIHC
Working with CEO’s is awesome, and challenging.

 

Heading out at 7:20am this morning via Lyft to Orlando International Airport to attend a surprise 50th birthday party for a CEO i’ve known since 2014.

Our relationship began as a business association – as a contracted business advisor.

As we’ve worked together we’ve become friends – the same way it happens when you are colleagues.

The label pin photo is from a multi-year Disney Institute client (a different executive).

Here’s what i’ve come to expect from CEOs: they all intuitively know culture is their most important asset. And they struggle to make it their number one priority.

 

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Disney Leadership Book

The road to excellence has no finish line

Disney Creativity Speakers
Glacier National Park a few days ago at dusk. Lake McDonald Lodge employee beach, just down from our cabin. The employees don’t need much, but they do need something (special).

 

If the evidence shows that there’s a better way to do this, are you open to changing?  – Seth Godin

 

Taking risks is risky. So is playing it safe.

 

At Disney, we are never satisfied.

And we are ok with that.

We wouldn’t be who we are without it.

It’s how we solve for impossible.

We like having that reputation.

Hard work, as a collective organization, is its own reward.

 

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Disney Leadership Book

7 Reasons why failure and excellence don’t like each other

Disney Keynote Speakers
Imagine Disney being Disney without a fanatical approach to excellence.

 

Reasons why failure and excellence don’t like each other:

  1. Excellence is a habit
  2. It’s challenging to do the right thing (habits) all the time
  3. You have to do the right thing all the time
  4. Excellence can’t be sustained without 100% commitment
  5. 100% commitment is challenging in a stressful, busy world
  6. Excellence shuns excuses
  7. Humans like excuses because the person making one believes it’s legit

Remember, very good and excellent aren’t the same things, just as good and very good aren’t the same things.

And the difference between good and excellent is staggering.

My mindset determines my goal, how well i strive for the goal, and how determined i am to always have the highest goals.

Note: One of my high goals is to be a minimalist. High goals are not about status and wealth (although for some they are).

High goals are about living (and dying) with peace and contentment.

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Dear Son

Take a mental walk on your Disney side

Mickey Mouse tennis shoes
Walking to Magic Kingdom yesterday.

 

What lights your fire?

How do you keep it alive?

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Dear Son

How did you get to a mental 10?

Glacier National Park
Summer 2016, Glacier National Park.

 

On a scale of 1-10 (10 is best) how do you rate yourself for achieving a consistently positive attitude?

How did you get to a 10?

Do you spend every day at a 10?

What do you do to stay at a 10?

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