By James Carlini
If you are old enough to remember the dominance of General Motors in the 1950s, 1960s, and even 1970s, you remember the saying, “As General Motors goes, so goes the Nation.”
That was a pretty gutsy observation of how important GM was. A large, manufacturer with industry dominance and a huge dominance within the United States’ economy.
Today, you wonder what strategic direction they have set? They certainly are not following Continue reading
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We prayed. Focused. Took action. Self-promoted. Contributed, and more. How often do we hear, or have you felt, that you, a devout believer, aren’t seeing any results or payoffs, rewards or the glory spoken of? And so the question rises, “what is really my truth based upon results?” Continue reading
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By James Carlini
How can you learn from proven leaders’ wisdom? One quick way is to get an insight to their thought process by reading up on their quotes.
Years ago, a business acquaintance I had met in San Francisco while consulting on a high-tech real estate project for Santa Fe Southern Pacific in Silicon Valley got me started on looking at quotes from different leaders in various industries. Continue reading
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Lee Cockerell, VP of Disney World Resort (Retired),
Talks about Disney Management and Leadership Strategies
“As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and a sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world.
” One of Lee’s major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which continues on as the primary resource for developing the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World.
Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for eight years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project.
Lee has served as Chairman of the Board of Heart of Florida United Way. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
In 2005 Governor Bush appointed Lee to the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Public Service for the state of Florida. He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence which was published in 2008 and is now available in ten languages.
Lee also performs leadership and service excellence consulting for organizations as well as the Disney Institute.
Lee has received the following awards;
2002 Golden Chain Award for Outstanding leadership and business performance from the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operations Association (MUFSO).
2003 Silver Plate Award for Outstanding Operator in the foodservice industry from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).
2006 Excellence In Production Operations Management and Leadership (POMS) from the Productions and Operations Management Society (POMS).
Listen to Mr. Cockerell talk about:
- How do you become VP of Operations for one the the best known and happiest places on earth?
- How do you manage without micromanaging?
- Can leadership and management techniques used to support over 40,000 scale for small business?
- What is R.A.V.E.?
- How do you manage managers
- How Time Management changed his life.
- Leadership for children
- How to set up community.
- And Much, Much More
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