Absolutely! For anyone that is a fan of Disney, Lee Cockerell's book Creating Magic is excellent! As the title explains, he does have common sense strategies however common sense is not so common nowadays. His points really do encompass what Disney is all about, and more companies would be better off following his strategies.
I really liked that the author was also the narrator for this book. It added a personal touch.
This book was so inspirational and a great learning experience. It taught me a lot about leadership and how to drive performance.
Yes. It is genuine with common sense principles and strategies. It is inspirational and makes you want to apply the strategies.
Lee, the author is a great role model for anyone in management or leadership role.
Genuine, real life examples and very inspiring.
Yes. Listened one straight through, then chapter by chapter to really understand all strategies and action steps.
One of the best investments you can make for your development.
This book was read by the author. The stories from his career really made the book enjoyable.
I am not in a leadership postition at work, ie, I don't have anyone who reports to me. I was very inspired by the concepts presented. I plan to purchase a print copy to make notes and refer to when implementing the concepts with my volunteer organization.
Top 5 , an easy listen and great ideas come to implement into your industry.
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.