It’s a Small World

Three Disney Leaders
George Kalogridis served as Walt Disney World President for several years. George and i worked together at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Cheryl worked with George in various Human Resources capacities through her 36-year Disney Career.

It is a small world at Disney. Almost every leader starts out on the front line in an hourly role.

Jungle Jeff at Disney’s World-Famous Jungle Cruise attraction in Adventureland, in 1982.

Cheryl as a Merchandise Hostess in the Christmas Shoppe and the Garden Shop at The Disney Village Marketplace, in 1984.

George as a busser (clearing plates, etc from restaurant tables) at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hotel, in 1971.

Disney is a leadership machine. So many talented leaders.

One leaves, one easily is replaced. Maybe not initially, but in due time, you become a memory.

This is a bitter pill at first, until you realize it’s a cultural phenomena.

You take solace on who you served, how you served, and why you served.

This is the way.

Mandalorian saying

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.