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One Person Making a Difference

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
posted by Dee 7:07 AM

We often forget or underestimate what one person can do to make a big difference in other peoples lives. As a  business leader or as a good citizen leader each of us can make life a whole lot better for others. Are you doing enough?

Make Reality Fantastic

Monday, July 28, 2008
posted by Dee 7:07 AM

For all of you out there remember that you can make reality fantastic for your customers and for your fellow associates. When things go wrong you can make them right quickly.

Go out into your organization and make reality fantastic for every customer this week. Start this new habit and your business will thrive. When you do a great job, recessions are not as harsh.

Keep It Clean and Orderly

Friday, July 25, 2008
posted by Dee 9:07 AM

As I said in a previou post, “If you have flies in your operation then you like flies.” If a place is dirty and disorganized that tells a lot about the leader of  that organization.

Why Can't We Get Anything Done?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
posted by Dee 10:07 AM

I just returned from a quick trip to London to pick up my grandson Jullian and to meet with my UK publishers who will be publishing my book in Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore and other countries outside the US where they distribute in English. We even had time to have afternoon tea and a forced march tour of London one afternoon. Instead of tea sandwiches Jullian order Earl Grey tea and a tortilla platter. Not very traditional but it was tasty. He then asked me what Earl Grey was. I told him I have no idea but will Google it today to find out. I hope you enjoy this article titled, Why Can’t We Get Anything Done? It was published in 2001 but is still relevant today… Lee

How Many Studies Do We Need?

Monday, July 21, 2008
posted by Dee 7:07 AM

We don’t need more studies on the affect of excellent leadership. What we need is a whole lot more common sense.

Speaking of common sense, there are only 85 days left until my book is published. Go to my website for the latest update:

Another Way To Think About Time Management

Friday, July 18, 2008
posted by Dee 10:07 AM

Thinking is the most important part of good time management or should we say, life management?

Keeping your life under control the best you can is the name of the game.

Tell The Truth With Enthusiasm

Monday, July 14, 2008
posted by Dee 8:07 AM

Good Morning Everyone

I am heading to London today to meet with my UK publisher. They are publishing my book in the UK, India, Australia and New Zealand. The best part of the trip though is that I am picking up my 12 year old grandson Jullian, showing him London and then bringing him home from his summer in France. 92 Days until my book is published. Go to: for more information….Lee


Today’s post is from many years ago when I was at Disney and we were going through a recession much like what may be happening now. This is the time to communicate more than ever and to tell the truth to your associates. The truth is usually much less scary than the rumors flying around.

Caring Is Sharing

Friday, July 11, 2008
posted by Dee 9:07 AM

Good Friday Everyone

95 Days until my book is out. Go to: to pre-order. This book will give you an MBA in just a few hours.

I hope everyone had a good week. My mother taught me a lot. Some days I did not think she cared, especially when she was giving me some pretty tough feedback. Of course I learned that she cared 110% for me and that is why she gave me tough feedback. Think about how well you are doing this as you read the following letter from my mother. Have good weekend.

How Are Your Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
posted by Dee 8:07 AM

97 DAYS UNTIL MY BOOK IS PUBLISHED: Go to my website to order:

Sign up for my leadership blog. We all need to be reminded of the basics several times a week if not daily.

Continuous improvement is the name of the game. Do you lead in a way that creates an environment where great ideas can surface and are you willing to try new things before shooting them down?

If You Love Them…Tell Them

Monday, July 7, 2008
posted by Dee 8:07 AM

Learn to give out the Free Fuel…Appreciation, Recognition and Encouragement (A.R.E.). This is the subject of chapter 7 of my book which will be published on October 14, 2008, but can be pre-ordered right now by going to my website:

Exxon is an expensive fuel at around $4.00-4.50 a gallon. My fuel A.R. E. is a free fuel. This is the fuel that powers human performance.