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How Leaders Can Build Trust

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
posted by Jody Maberry 1:19 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryToday, many people are skeptical of leadership. How can you overcome this?

People will remain skeptical until you build trust. You have to show you are credible, reliable, do what you say you are going to do, keep your promises. That is how you build trust and begin to create an environment where people are not skeptical of leadership.

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Is There an “It” Factor?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryIs there an “It” factor? Do some leaders just get it?

Yes, some leaders have it and some don’t. But it is possible for you to learn it, enhance it, build it. You have to understand your impact on the people around you and consider leaving a legacy before you can get the It factor.

If you focus on it, you will eventually get it.

In this episode we mention Carol Quinn and her book, Don’t Hire Anyone Without Me

Communicating With Vendors

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryIn this episode, Lee discusses communication with vendors. A key to working with vendors is to get as much information as you can and be prepared. With more knowledge, you will understand if you are getting treated fairly.

Use your judgment on how much information you should share. You have to give enough information to allow them to help you solve your problem.

When working with vendors you have to be clear about what you want.

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When Does it Make Sense to Take a Voluntary Demotion?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM

Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryDoes it ever make sense to take a voluntary demotion?

At one point in Lee’s career, he took a voluntary demotion when he was passed over for a promotion. In this episode of Creating Disney Magic, Lee explains the situation that led to the voluntary and why it was good for his career.

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Should You Give a Gift to a Supervisor?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryDuring the holidays, gift giving can be awkward. Should you give a gift to your supervisor? As a supervisor, should you accept gifts from employees?

During this episode of Creating Disney Magic, Lee examines gift giving in the workplace. We also discuss what to do with gifts from vendors.

You need to understand what do to about gifts before it happens so you know the proper way to handle it.

Do You Have to be an Extrovert to Succeed?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryRecently, a listener to Creating Disney Magic wrote in and said that it seems that Lee makes negative comments about introverts.

In this episode, Lee addresses the listener complaint, but he also examines introverts. Lee himself is an introvert.

The key in business is to get people in a role that best fits them. Perhaps an introvert would not enjoy customer facing jobs as much as they would enjoy a role backstage. If someone likes the work they are doing they will do a great job.

If you work with people as individuals, you will understand how people get energy and work best, whether they are an introvert or extrovert.

To learn more about introverts in the workplace, check out the book Quiet by Susan Cain. Or the follow-up book Quiet Power.

The Time Management Magic Course is almost ready. To be one of the first to find out when the course is available you can add your name to the list HERE.

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Managing Change in an Organization

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryEveryone organization will experience change. Change is healthy.

The problem is people want everything to be the same, but they also want change. So change, even if it is good, can be disruptive. You have to manage change with customers but also within the organization.

Change should be a part of the culture of your organization. If your organization does not have a culture of change, you will face resistance when it happens.

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Be Determined to Make it Happen

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryIn this episode of Creating Disney Magic, Lee Cockerell shares a travel story that nearly ruined his plans. Bad weather and canceled flights threatened Lee’s chance to make a flight to South Africa for five speaking engagements.

Instead of giving in to the situation, Lee rented a car and drove from New York to Atlanta to make sure he made the flight to South Africa. His can-do attitude made sure he was able to meet his obligations. An attitude of determination to make things happen will set you apart throughout your career.

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Lessons From Opening 100 Marriott Hotels (Podcast)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberryDuring his time at Marriott, Lee opened 100 new hotels.

In this episode of Creating Disney Magic, Lee shares what how Marriott was able to open so many hotels in a short amount of time.

When you expand and open a new location, customers don’t care that you have only been open a few days or a couple weeks. The customer paid and expects excellence. Being new is not an excuse for not delivering.

The Real Reasons Work Doesn’t Get Done (Podcast)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
posted by Jody Maberry 1:00 AM


Creating Disney Magic podcast Lee Cockerell Jody MaberrySometimes work doesn’t get done because of team members. Sometimes work doesn’t get done because of bad policies, poor communication, or a number of other institutional reasons.

The real reason work doesn’t get done is because of poor project management and poor time management. In this episode of Creating Disney Magic, Lee examines ways we can all get more work done.

We are recording the modules for the Time Management Magic course. If you want to be one of the first to know when the course is available, you can add your name to the list here.