This coming weekend I will be speaking at a conference at the Disneyland Hotel. Our whole office attends this conference every year and we do believe that Disneyland is one of the happiest places on earth.
It is always so much fun to watch the children and how excited they are to be at Disneyland. You cannot help but be happy seeing the smiles on their face and the amazement in their eyes when they catch a glimpse of Mickey or Goofy wandering about the grounds.
Walt Disney did leave the legacy that he had dreamed of. His leadership abilities have journeyed through time from eternity to keep his dream alive.
He spoke his vision so clearly that those who are now in charge, almost 50 years after his passing, know what it is that he would have wanted to do. Just thinking about that is so amazing.
One of my lectures at this conference is on the topic of Leadership and self-examination. As a leader we need to continue to grow and learn so we may better serve those who are entrusted to us.
As I have been studying this topic to prepare I have come across some very interesting questions and thoughts that leaders should ask themselves. These are meant to hone ones leadership skills.
As you read these think how your Leadership standard would reply.
- When it comes to performance and productivity do you allow personal feelings to get in the way of moving forward?
- Team players are to uphold the rules and play the game hard. Great team players are responsible to keep their own morale up so the team can accomplish its goals.
- It is okay to make exceptions to your rules and expectations because it is easier sometimes than being the enforcer all of the time.
- Teams perform best when individuals keep doing the same tasks and perfecting them, instead of learning new skills and challenging themselves.
Not all leaders are created equal. Becoming a leader that people will want to follow and work beside day-in and day-out takes time to cultivate and mature. Continuing education is the key to keep growing as a leader.
Below is a link to a great book of Disney Leadership Strategies.