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Religious folk ain’t perfect

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GNP. Wild Goose Island and St Mary Lake.

Most people have some sort of religion. At least they know which church they’re staying away from.

John Erskine

We are raised with countless imperfections and abundant bias. My goal is to shed as much of it as possible.

dad

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Leadership retreat

Glacier National Park East Entrance
GNP. St Mary, Montana. Behind the scenes. 2018. Jody Maberry and Djuan Rivers (foreground).

Why are you feeling ashamed? Who have you disappointed? Who’s rules are you breaking? Someone else’s, or your own?

Melody Beattie

When you change what you see, what you see changes. Get away and create your own leadership retreat. This is why Glacier is important. Never allow yourself to form or repeat negative scripts. Find a million ways to stay motivated and positive.

dad

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Disney Customer Service book

Organizational Spirit

West Chester University Sig Ep House
West Chester University Sig Ep House. Lived on second floor for a year.

From a lifetime at Disney, particularly the last 15 years at Disney Institute, i saw first hand from countless (about 2,000) looks inside industries and organizations, that an overwhelming majority are like a ship without a rudder.

No rudder.

No foundational, guiding organizational values.

Rarer still, i astonishingly discovered, are organizations where the values are actually defined, not simply implied.

ORCHIDB

  • Openness
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Balance

Not until the early 1990’s did we actually have written down leadership values.

A list is a great start, but ineffective without agreed upon definitions.

We did that.

We defined all seven core Disney leadership values.

It changed everything.

For the first time, we all had clear organizational expectations around behaviors.

Behaviors, not human resources concepts or theories.

Perhaps sometime after the Disney Leadership Book is published i will be able to refer you to the page(s) where our ORCHIDB values are explained in detail.

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The Other Side

The department of know

That quote stopped me in my tracks yesterday.

The department of know.

The mystery of Faith.

You can’t know what you’ve never seen.

But you can know that Faith, Hope, and Love are three unequivocal human values.

You don’t need religion to convince you, simply use your instinct to imagine the opposites (or absence) of Faith, Hope, and Love.

Humanity doesn’t stand a chance with the opposites.

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Final 120 Days

Our rights and the undeserving

Purchased six reams and had them cut in half, for a work project. Meanwhile, smiling from the multi-colored “Sun Rays” at the-photo’s top.

Dr. Robert Enright is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin and president of the International Forgiveness Institute. He defines forgiveness as:

A willingness to abandon one’s right to resentment, negative judgment, and indifferent behavior toward one who unjustly injured us, while fostering the undeserved qualities of compassion, generosity, and even love toward him or her.

Son, remember, forgiveness sets you free. The devil tempts you with our rights and with undeserving people. Please consider pride and anxiety versus humility and goodness.

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