To Reach your Goal – M.O.V.E.

To Reach your Goal – M.O.V.E.

There is only one way to reach your goal – M.O.V.E.   On the 1st page of a post-it pad write the letter M On the 2nd sheet write the letter O On the 3rd sheet write the letter V On the 4th sheet write the letter E On the 5th final sheet write the word GOAL   Arrange...

I Choose Hope

I Choose Hope

I will choose hope. I will greet every new sunrise with the belief that today we must do better. I will continue to believe that every act of kindness, every moment of love, and every positive thought can, and does, make a difference.   And I will do this knowing...

To the Inductees of the NSLS

To the Inductees of the NSLS

Congratulations on your achievement and for meeting the qualifications for induction into the National Society for Leadership and Success! O.K. . .  Now what? Leadership / noun The office or position of a leader. A person, or persons responsible for the action of...

Turning The Page

Turning The Page

If you ask me how was I able to have a successful 30 year career with Walt Disney World, I would reply that it depends on how you define “career.” I had an incredible succession of amazing experiences over a 30 year period at Walt Disney World. I never viewed it as a...

Do It Before You Are Ready

Do It Before You Are Ready

Do it before you’re ready. Walt Disney’s team had drawn the plans. They had trained the cast members. They had built the park. But opening day came, and they weren’t ready. There are countless stories that have been told and retold about what happened that day. Paint...

I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know pt.3

I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know pt.3

I don’t know what I don’t know, Pt. 3 Actually, I did not know that I was going to write a Pt. 3. I thought that I had said all that I planned to say in the first two essays. I mistakenly thought that I was ready to move forward to another lesson. But my mind was not...

I don’t know what I don’t know – Pt.2

I don’t know what I don’t know – Pt.2

In Part 1 I shared that as a cast member at Walt Disney World I learned to never say, “I Don’t Know” without then making the effort to find the answer. Now, repeat after me, I DON’T KNOW WHAT I DON’T KNOW. I do this to point out that not only am I unaware of the...

I don’t Know What I don’t Know – Pt.1

I don’t Know What I don’t Know – Pt.1

You are leading a project. A team member asks you a question to which you do not know the answer. In this scenario will you – Ignore the question Deflect by saying, “I am not the correct person to ask that question” Head off the question with, “You should be able to...

Better Than It Was

Better Than It Was

“Do what you do so well, that they will want to see it again, and bring their friends.” Walt Disney When my wife and I first married, we had a favorite catch phrase, “Better than it was”. We even put it on a plaque and hung it in our first apartment. Turns out that...

I Might Be A Cliché

I Might Be A Cliché

 I Might Be A Cliché Former Walt Disney Imagineering President, Marty Sklar, has shared that he was once told by George Lucas, “Don’t avoid the clichés, they’re clichés because they work.” Think about common clichés that we use all the time, such as “Better safe than...