It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.” The secret for creating “magic”. Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. Lee Cockerell, Author Broadway Business $26 (p) ISBN. Creating Magic has ratings and reviews. Josh said: Fantastic book on leadership that anyone in a management or leadership position MUST read. C.

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Read it Forward Read it first. During my years working with him at Disney and in all of my senior management positions since, I have used his leadership philosophies to successfully develop effective leaders and cultivate business environments focused on service excellence. There are great ideas that can be implemented by stay-at-home moms or passed on to working husbands!

What advice does the author share for a manager who needs to convey sometimes critical, tough-to-receive information to an employee? There are a lot of great stories in this book, and lots of great lessons you can learn from Lee’s life at Disney. I got chills listening to this book and hearing the stories the magic of Disney. The author’s examples seemed to all be the exact same with just a small twist or spin added to make his point and to hide that I love everything about Disneyland, Disney, etc.

Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell. The author believes a leader must hold cast members responsible for specific tasks. Burn the free fuel: Students do not train and work up to some leadership pinnacle; that describes mere management. Some good principles for leadership are included in the pages, and then they are included again, and again, but not in a repetition leads to learning kind of way.

Students will benefit from learning how to use feedback to access meaningful, necessary truths for aggregate decision making. The formula is not limited to the hospitality industry.

I don’t know that there’s anything here that is huge in and of itself.


How would you answer this question: Disney introduced FastPass, a computerized reservation process to assure guests of shorter wait xockerell for their favorite attractions. Which do you think is more important than the other two?

And in Creating Magic, he shares the leadership principles that not only guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion dollar enterprise, but that also soon came to form the cultural bedrock of the world’s number one vacation destination. That’s what I’ll be doing next.

However, they must ensure those rules make sense for all involved. How do you think your manager will receive and appreciate your ideas? Cockerell goes through his strategies in a very familiar, easy to read style, with stories throughout, in order to v Most likely, a 4. Oct 14, Minutes Buy.

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Here, Lee Cockerell delves into the recruiting, selecting, and hiring of cast members. How would I cteating where to shop or stay on vacation?

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Questioning processes does not always mean changing them. He describes his hard-nosed earlier self getting beaten up by employees twice!

The purest method of gathering true, accurate data from employees is observation. Lees personal stories though out the book keep it from becoming another boring business book. Combining surprising business wisdom with insightful and entertaining stories from Lee’s four decades on the front lines of some of the world’s best-run companies, Creating Magic shows all of us – from small business owners to managers at every level – how to become better leaders by infusing quality, character, courage, enthusiasm, and integrity into our workplace and into our lives.

The author presents a challenging-to-answer question in the chapter on developing character. Why did some employees do this, while others did not? Looking for More Great Reads?

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I am so glad I purchase the Kindle Edition and the narration as well. Why is it valuable for leaders to maintain this awareness? Nov 22, Gerald Carter rated it really liked it. Are you really working on the high priority stuff that will pay off for you in the different parts of your life?


The secret for creating magic in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: Think about the value of what you are spending your time on.

The author discusses minimizing the number of layers in an organization on pages 68 through Granted I wouldn’t want to live in Disneyland that’d be a little too sweet for mebut things and people would be a lot nicer. I am honored that Indeks is given the opportunity to publish your book in the Indonesian language. Additionally, there is very little to be said about conflict, poor employees, and disciplinary action. It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.

It reinforced many of my personal views hands on management, servant leadership, employee recognition on the subject and also taught me some new things time management, growth strategies to improve. What makes you have a deeper appreciation for this acronym after reading Creating Magic?

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The author states on page that even a part-time employee can be a leader, and adds that leaders are patient and persistent. At its core, Creating Magic is a collection of stories that reminds us to demonstrate care and respect for every member of the team and to focus our efforts not our ourselves but on the people we lead. Discuss other examples of particular businesses oee also have a very high rate of returning customers. Creating Disney Magic will be a must-read for anyone who wants to make a positive organizational difference built on highly engaged employees delivering exceptional ccokerell.