Every theme park or amusement enterprise wants to be great – even the best parks in the world have opportunities for improvement. I have shared on my Disney at Work site many ideas the House of the Mouse could improve. I want to share three low cost opportunities that could really help SeaWorld, but they … Read more3 Low Cost Opportunities at SeaWorld & Beyond
Over a four year period, the New York City Department of Finance (NYCDoF) worked to design and implement a basic performance management system. With the support of the Public Strategies Group (of which I played a role), NYCDoF established the process of focusing on results, developing performance measures, and implementing the measurement and learning process. The … Read moreCan Government Act Like the Waldorf Astoria?
An article in the Boston Globe focuses on the affect that healthcare has on patients–even when they are sedated or in an ICU setting. The results show that many patients, though made well by procedures performed on them, end up still be emotionally troubled and traumatized after the experience. In fact, about a quarter of ICU … Read moreReducing Social Harm in the ICU
I’m excited to announce that my newest book, Disney, Leadership & You, will be premiering at the D23 conference next week. I’ll be doing an exclusive book signing at Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday, July 14th, from 2-3 pm. You’ll find us in Exhibit Hall A/Booth 301E. It’s sponsored by the Annette Funicello Research Fund, … Read moreNew Book! Disney, Leadership & You
In a “carnival-style” retail shop at Disney California Adventure, I found this humorous play on the oft repeated phrase, “Quality Guaranteed.” “Quality Guaranteed” is such an overused statement. It usually is used as a gimmick to get you to go with doing business with an organization. Seldom is it really meant. If I found an … Read moreIs Quality Guaranteed?
Motorcycle engines have all sorts of sophisticated terms and parts. One of them is something called a shift point. A shift point is the best engine r.p.m. at which to shift gears. With most Harley makes, you have six shift points. But at Orlando Harley, their six shift points refer to something else as well. … Read moreHarley Davidson: Six Shift Points of Great Customer Service in Retail
On one occasion when we hosted an executive session for the Society for Human Resource & Management (SHRM), we took a group to visit and go behind the scenes with the Wynn Hotel, Whole Foods, and The Las Vegas Convention & Visitor’s Authority. It was a great experience and they were all terrific hosts! While … Read moreZappos: Would You Hire This Employee?
Recently I was asked to do a program on the future of Customer Service. One of the key concepts I introduced was “Brick Ownership”. What is that? To understand Brick Ownership, you have to see A LEGO Brickumentary. This is not the same film as The LEGO Movie that came out into the theaters a couple … Read moreBrick Ownership
In a previous post, we spoke of Blue Sky Goals. They not only allow you to dream big, but they begin to give clarity to the direction you want to head into. This post defines the kinds of goals that make Blue Sky Goals a reality. This post defines those goals that fall underneath. Defined … Read moreActionable Goals
Goal setting is so important. But in truth, there are many types of goals. In the next few posts, we’ll look at different types of goals. Today we’ll look at the biggest of them all, Blue Sky Goals. Perhaps no one said it better than this man: “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir … Read moreBlue Sky Goals