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Creating Magic in your own industry
Lee is a great motivational speaker. His book is an easy read/listen. Well worth the money and time. The small investment in time and money in this book will pay big dividends in your life!
Former teacher and counselor
Something that resonated with me was the author describing his interactions as a young & less experienced manager with his employees and several occasions in which the employees retaliated against him. His wife made a suggestion "maybe you need to change a little something"<br/
The author wrote a letter of commendation to an employee and sometime later happened to be in the employee's home for a dinner or gathering and he noticed the letter had been framed and place prominently on the wall - demonstrating the positive benefits of praise and how employees respond to recognition
The audio version is narrated by the author Lee Cockerell.
Even though Lee ran a huge organization he was able to be a progressive leader, and was able to put these ideas into simple principles that I have been able to use many times. He ran the Disney World complex, and it was interesting to hear a little more about the great service Disney provides, but the book is applicable to any business.
Lee is a public speaker and does a fantastic job reading the book.
You don't have to listen to the book in one sitting.
The book starts with a short autobiography, which I though was a little slower than the rest of the book, but it helps to understand how Lee got to where he is today.
This book is exactly what corporate America needs. There are great concepts that need to be implemented in every work place. In order for workers to be good workers, they need to respect who they work for. Even if people don't like the job they are doing a positive atmosphere as laid out in this book creates a job they will enjoy being at. Thank you for putting in words what I believe in. The ideas in this book are amazing and well worth putting into practice.
I have already started listening again because of how much advice is offered for all parts of life.
Lee because he tells it like it is.
Lee is the Narrator, which gives the book a more personal feel
Some of his stories were very heartfelt and I found myself wiping a tear away here and there.
After listening to the audio book, I purchased the print version. I refer back to both often.
If you are looking for a book where the author shares insights into the mindset of leadership, this one is for you! Transparent and authentic author!!!!
Great management advice
The fact that the Disney corporation focuses on their people as their #1 asset - making them feel valued and appreciated which in-turn creates their desire to create magic for their employer
The humour, humbleness and candid way he describes both his triumphs and failures as a leader
When Lee talks about a letter he wrote for an employee and later notices it framed on that same employee's wall when invited over for dinner several years later. His initial embarassment, then realization of the tremendous impact his simple gesture of a brief letter of recognition had on the employee.
The Disney philosophy of A.R.E. (Appreciate, Recognize and Encourage) is likely one of the most effective, straightforward and easily implemented concepts in the workplace and one that will allow the employer to reap the benefits of the
This is a great book full of examples and is a very moving book. I especially like that he goes into detail of mistakes he has made and how he has learned from them. As he states in the book, leaders are not born, they are developed. I was sad that the book couldn't be longer and am now searching for more books regarding Disney Management/Institute and am now even a follower of Lee CockerelI's blog. This book was so inspiring that I bought 2 paperback copies, one for my myself, so I can make proper notes, and another for a former boss of mine which can gain alot of knowledge from this book.