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(photo: Selfie from a different angle and no concern if it’s blurry… in fact blurry is cool. The excerpt below is from one of them.)

Received this a few hours after the retirement party from a Disney Leader, who at one time (mid-90’s) was a direct report:

So when I was working at THE Grand, I was banking out in our lovely room across from the manager’s office when I felt a presence watching me. I turn around and no one was there. I went back to counting my coins but I still could feel someone watching me. This time as I looked around I caught a glimpse of something up by the ceiling…I jumped up and turned around and there I see you (well, your head) smiling at me from above the little partition separating the room from the other side. You then proceeded to ask me if I knew what you were doing which I replied “no”. You then explained that we should always remember to take a step back and look at everyday things from a different perspective.

He apologized for not sharing it publicly at the retirement celebration.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Ever heard this leadership teaching point?

Jack the Bear juggling life's five big choices


(photo: Life has five big choices – represented by the balls in the basket – one of them is money, or our career)

Praying for personal peace today and the days ahead for anyone evaluating their work environment.

People don’t leave companies, they leave leaders.

Ever heard that?

Some leadership classes actually use that as a significant teaching point.

Lead with kindness, generosity, forgiveness, hope, passion, and purpose.

And of course, getting business results.


Deep breaths.

Remain hopeful.

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Our Choices Make Us

Life is hard, and we are busy and distracted

Post It note display at Office Max
A metaphor for the overwhelming number of options for each individual choice.


This reminds me of the corporate world, and when organizations restructure to make things better. Always intrigued by the thought and effort spent on restructuring leadership karma. From the Bible:

No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it upon an old garment; if he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37) And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38) But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39) And no one after drinking old wine desires new; for he says, ‘The old is good.’

Life is hard.

We know this.

Up to each of us to deal with it effectively.

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The most unusual leadership proposition I’ve ever heard

Sun at the break of the horizon from Jet
One person’s sunset is another person’s sunrise


The most unusual leadership proposition I’ve ever heard

Survival of the kindest.

Getting results is the name of the game in business.

In life as well.

Money. Survival of the fittest.

Peace. Survival of the kindest.

Journey on.

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The real reason for the change didn’t come out until later

leadership duties
leadership has an obligation for simple, key, repeatable messages


The real reason for the change didn’t come out until later – there are far too many no shows. This came out about halfway through the 90-minute presentation.

And here I had thought it was to embrace technology to not get left behind in an antiquated world.

Insight: Say the most important thing over, and over, and over…

Note: No one is perfect. A HUGE thank you to Larry for 21 years of scheduling dedication. We’d be sunk without him.

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