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Oct 25, 2018

I just came back from a trip to Zurich where my dad and I did some consulting for a company. They mostly wanted to discuss how to give effective feedback.

 We talked about some reasons why we don’t give feedback and here are some of the common responses: I don’t know how, I’m afraid of the reaction, I’m not sure...

Oct 18, 2018

Balance is the holy grail of life and I don’t know if we’ll ever really find it.

A concept I learned a long time ago is the difference between problems and dilemmas. Problems have solutions and dilemmas can only be managed. I think balance is one of those dilemmas where there never is a final answer.

Everyone deals...

Oct 11, 2018

Disney goes out of their way to create magical moments for guests but what about for the employees?

If you’re going to do something for your guests you need to give a taste of that to your employees.

Sometimes when you’re heads down in your work you can forget to think about the moments that need recognition so it's...

Oct 4, 2018

A special guest this week is my father, Lee Cockerell, who is the retired Executive VP of Disney World. We pulled some questions to ask him.

A leadership lesson Lee learned from being a parent is being clear and setting expectations. He says you need to be willing to have the hard discussions.

Lee continues to have the...

Oct 4, 2018

I’ve been preparing for a trip to Zurich where I’ll meet with a consulting company for pharmaceutical companies.

When it comes to leadership concepts, nothing lives in a vacuum but everything overlaps.

This particular company wants to focus on getting feedback because it’s so important and I’m going to be...