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10: Lee Cockerell – 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

The secret for creating “magic” in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership — the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results.

No one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World® Resort operations for over a decade. Lee will share the leadership principles that not only guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion dollar enterprise, but that also formed the cultural bedrock of the world’s number one vacation destination, Walt Disney World.
Great leadership isn’t about mastering impossibly complex management theories. We can all become outstanding leaders by following the ten practical, common sense strategies outlined in this presentation. As straightforward as they are profound, these leadership lessons include:
  • Everyone is important.
  • Make your people your brand.
  • Burn the free fuel: appreciation, recognition, and encouragement.
  • Give people a purpose, not just a job.
  • and much, much more
Combining business wisdom with insightful and entertaining stories from Lee’s four decades on the front lines of Disney, Lee will show all of us — from small business owners to managers at every level — how to become better leaders by infusing quality, character, courage, enthusiasm, and integrity into our workplace and into our lives.

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