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Disney Leadership Book

Authenticity, transparency, and enthusiasm

write like you mean it
Nearly everyone could write a book. Hardly anyone does. Fear, doubt, and excuses lead the way in why so many important books never get written.

 

Authenticity, transparency, and enthusiasm.

The three keys to sales.

And the script i use to tell myself was, “I’m not good at selling. i hate selling.”

Turns out, i excel at sales.

What changed?

The three things audience members – from executives to front-line employees – consistently tell me is that they observe an authenticity, transparency, and enthusiasm that is rarely seen in keynote speakers.

When i’m on the phone with a potential client who loves Disney, and they have a robust budget, Magic happens.

 

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Dear Son

Do you see your transformational opportunity?

Mac keyboard
Completely random (accidental) photo yesterday.

 

Do you see your transformational opportunity?

Two choices every day.

Autopilot:

  • no plan
  • reacting to life as it comes
  • unintentional

Present:

  • game plan
  • proactively influencing life as it comes
  • intentional

 

Pick one.

 

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Disney Leadership Book

2016 Disney Talent Management Article

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
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?

 

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Recommit

It’s this simple

Foggy Country road
Yesterday, Christmas morning, the first photo from a 10-mile run.

 

Commitment isn’t when you feel like it.

It’s all day, every day.

Attitude.

Yours.

Go.

 

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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 mental attitude.

 

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Everything Is Important

The value of enterprise and the secret to success

Middle School graduation playbill
This only happens once for each person.

 

Last night was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

What advice can we offer an 8th-grader?

We need something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.

Make the assumption these three are lifelong goals.

Suggestion:

Over-manage the same things others under-manage or ignore. Focus and discipline only fail when they are under-managed or ignored.

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