Early in Lee Cockerell’s career, he had two people who stepped up to act as a mentor. Lee credits those mentors for the successful career he had at Hilton, Marriott, and Disney. Because of the impact mentors had on Lee, he now gives back by teaching others.
Often, people ask how they can find a mentor. You can’t find a mentor, but a mentor can find you. When you work hard and with a great attitude, someone is likely to want to work with you to help you work better.
No matter how conflict is caused, a leader needs to tell the truth and be willing to talk about the cause of the conflict.
Lee also offers advice on how to properly complain to a company when you experience bad service.
Lee Cockerell and special guest Lou Mogello, the host of WDW Radio, discuss the power of podcasting and the experience they have had as podcasters.
What would Walt Disney think of Podcasts? Lee and Lou explain what Walt Disney may think of podcasting.
Lou Mongello, the host of WDW Radio, joins Lee Cockerell for this special episode of Creating Disney Magic. Together, Lee and Lou discuss entrepreneurship.
Hear the story of the different directions Lee and Lou took to become entrepreneurs. Lee explains how his experience at Disney has served him in his new role. Lee also offers advice for other entrepreneurs.
Physical activity contributes to health and mental outlook as well. If you start active habits with children early, it is likely to stay with them when they are older.
Reading can also give children a headstart in education and learning. Reading can build vocabulary and generate ideas that will open doors and create new opportunities.
You can get ahead by using down time in the military to become an expert in the area you want to have a career when your service is over.
Lee offers advice on finding a job once you have left the military.
Lee also suggests ways business owners and managers can help veterans who work for their organizations.
For more inspiration, read Dave Burlin’s article 5 Things Veterans Should Know About Their Career Do Overs.
Lee Cockerell explains that his proudest moment at Disney was 9/11. During such a tragic time, Disney Cast Members stepped up and took care of guests. Lee explains what happened at Disney World that day and offers lessons other businesses can learn from Disney.
A plan and practice will keep your business prepared for any emergency. Already knowing what to do will make emergency response instinctive.
In this episode of Creating Disney Magic, Lee explains the step he took to create the right environment. Lee’s open environment trickled down through the rest of the Disney World.
People will know your reputation before they know you. When you create a welcome and candid environment, people will know about it before they ever meet with you.
Lee also talks about how and when to meet with people who report directly to you.
Lee Cockerell explains how he solved problems when he was the Executive Vice President of Operations for Disney World. He also explains how he solves problems as an entrepreneur. No matter the size or nature of a problem, you can solve it the same way.
Lee talks the small ways he puts exercise into his day by parking three blocks away, taking the stairs
and using small opportunities to add movement into his day. He also works with a strength training twice each week.
Exercise helps leaders release and relief stress. Putting exercise into your calendar ensures you don’t less stress build up.