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This Disney Leadership Book is perfect for

This Disney Leadership Book is perfect for:

People who want to change the world.

People who admire Disney’s business practices.

Outliers.

Misfits.

Weird people.

High achievers.

Driven people.

Hopeful people.

Optimistic people.

Visionary people.

People who are tired of excuses.

People who are tired of regrets.

Confused people.

People who are tired of formulaic templates.

People who want someone they can implicitly trust.

Committed people.

People willing to “burn the ships”.

 

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What this Disney Leadership Book is not

What this Disney Leadership Book is not.

This book is not designed for Disney history connoisseurs.

This book is not designed for Disney trivia buffs.

This book is not designed for Disney fanatics.

This book is not designed for people looking for a great story.

This book is not designed for people grasping at straws.

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Once Upon a Time in Disney Leadership (prologue)

Once Upon a Time in Disney Leadership (prologue)

The traditional American industry leadership structure changed in the early 1990’s at Walt Disney World when Judson Green shared a clear, concise, and compelling vision of the future to 6,000 salaried Walt Disney World Leaders.

i remember it like it was yesterday.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort, second floor, Ballroom of the Americas.

Four sessions.

Back to back days of morning and afternoon sessions to roughly 1,500 leaders each.

Judson’s message was clear, no more bossing people around.

Instead, he wanted every leader to lead with, “What do you think?”

Judson took the proverbial hierarchical pyramid, with the chief at the top and the front line workers on the bottom, and turned it upside down.

Quite simply, the best leaders of the future would be the ones involving their teams in decisions rather than giving orders to do it “my way or the highway.”

This restructuring was the single greatest, and most challenging, organizational change i witnessed between 1982 and 2014.

 

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Disney Leadership Book Chapters

Disney Leadership Book Chapters:

  1. Prologue (Once upon a time)
  2. Disney Beliefs
  3. Why? (not what and how)
  4. The Basics
  5. So What? (And they all lived happily ever after)
  6. Disney Stories

Our plans may change time and time again, but this is our first overall thinking for Walt Disney World. – Walt Disney

 

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Disney Leadership Book

Writing seven Disney Business Books in one year, from the iPhone 7 release to the iPhone 8 release.

i’m writing all seven books on an iPhone, and all at Walt Disney World.

  1. Disney Leadership
  2. Disney Employee Engagement
  3. Disney Customer Service
  4. Disney Brand Loyalty
  5. Disney Creativity and Innovation
  6. Disney Greatest Business Hits (from the first 5 books above)
  7. How to Apply Disney Business Principles to Your Personal Life

This goal is epic and literally impossible.

Which is perfect.

i’m using this site to edit the Disney Leadership Book.