discuss "Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership..." by L. Cockerell

Please plan to purchase a bottle of wine at Wine Lover's for group tasting. Cheese &/or dessert will be provided. If you prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, please bring a drink. Don't forget to bring a book suggestion, too!


Book description from Amazon.com:

“It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.”

The secret for creating “magic” in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership—the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results.

No one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World® Resort operations for over a decade. 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. But as Lee demonstrates, great leadership isn’t about mastering impossibly complex management theories. We can all become outstanding leaders by following the ten practical, common sense strategies outlined in this remarkable book. As straightforward as they are profound, these leadership lessons include:

Everyone is important.

Make your people your brand.

Burn the free fuel: appreciation, recognition, and encouragement.

Give people a purpose, not just a job.

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.

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  • Christine

    Sad to hear that the company we share a space with will be closing on Friday and then I received this newsletter today that seems a little to close to home. http://www.cobizmag.com/article...­ Christine

    April 30

    • Gisela

      This link led me to something about Stanley McChrystal. He spoke at, and his brother works for our company. Very inspiring.

      April 30

  • Audrey Schumacher T.

    Thanks all for making me feel so welcome to the group. I enjoyed the book and the discussion. See everyone in May.

    April 30

  • Mary O

    Good discussion. I definitely have some "take always". Terra - thanks for your leadership and the snacks. See you all next month!

    April 30

  • Gisela

    Feeling inspired to create some magic today. Thanks, all.

    1 · April 30

  • Gisela

    This book is full of great, practical tips and thoughtful recommendations. I'm enjoying it so much, I've started an email conversation with the author!

    2 · April 23

    • Terra T.

      Looking forward to hearing more about your email conversation with Mr. Cockerell, Gisela!

      April 24

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