Categories
Podcast

More than meets the Podcast eye

No season listed. No episode numbers.
Closeup for easier reading.
Better, but still no episode number.

More than meets the Podcast eye.

Launched yesterday at 1:00 AM with three episodes, while removing the two existing episodes (#22 and Fantasyland placeholder).

Some things that happened differently than expected:

  • “Season 3” is not listed
  • Episodes are not numbered
  • It took nearly 8 hours for me to see the new podcasts on my devices

This caused concern because:

  • There’s an important backstory that official Season starts at Season 3 (Seasons 1 & 2 will resurface later, as Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Episode numbers are critical because each episode contains instructions that build

Based on new knowledge, what we did after the fact:

  • Removed Season 3 episodes 2 & 3 so only the Kuwait episode 1 could be listened to (a Disney principle of guiding the Guest experience)
  • Brainstormed backup plan if Apple podcast platform doesn’t list Season or episode, using show notes differently than normal.

Learned that clear expectations, subject matter experts, and clients need to be excellently synched or everyone can feel way less than awesome.

•  •  •  •  •

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

If you want to stay on this site and read more posts from this Blog, click here.

Categories
Podcast

Plan for it to take longer

Flashback yesterday from 2007. Three out of 4 quarters on the charts. Not bad. The only team member to do so. Thank you insatiable desire to improve.

There’s a Donald Rumsfeld quote that’s referenced a lot in project management:
There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns–the ones we don’t know we don’t know.

When estimating any task or project, you have to take all of these things into account. There are things you know will happen, things you know could happen, and things you never once considered might happen.

Use a factor of 1/4 the time as well as four times the time.

Think something will take four weeks?

Plan on it taking a multiple of four, so plan on 16 weeks.

Also be prepared using a multiple of .25, so plan on it possibly taking only one week.

One week to 16 weeks.

Be better at avoiding the planning fallacy.

•  •  •  •  •

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

If you want to stay on this site and read more posts from this Blog, click here.

Categories
Disney Creativity & Innovation book

In a garage or in a dining room, it’s all the same

Walt Disney and Steve Jobs and jeff noel
Forgot to take photos during last night’s vert first team meeting via Skype. This is afterwards.

 

Six creatives all gathered together for the first ever meeting as a team.

Two in person and four remotely via Skype.

One hour.

The basics.

  • Intros
  • PBJ metaphor
  • Responsibilities
  • Timelines
  • Q&A

Followed by three small followup meetings afterwards.

 

__________

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

 

Categories
Disney Creativity & Innovation book

Launch a cultural transformation in three simple steps

Declaration of Independence vision
Substitute the word “Company Culture” for the word “World”.

 

Wrote this to help a client envision what working with a Disney Business Advisor will look like…

 

Launch a holistic cultural transformation in three primary steps to ensure buy-in and unification.

 

Prelude from jeff:

  • VISION: To demonstrate & enlighten participants with the power of world-class cultural architecture
  • MISSION: To use 30 years Disney expertise to showcase what is self-evident & irrefutable
  • BRAND: To fill each participant with perpetual hope
  • CUSTOMER: Every single employee is important
  • (BONUS: Every session is packed with remarkable insight, energy, engagement, passion & fun)

 

1. Executive engagement

  • Executive & Senior Leaders
  • Two day agenda
  • 70/30 content focus (Disney/Yours)
  • Content: Leadership Chain of Excellence
  • Deliverables: Vision, architecture, accountability, unity, buy-in

 

2. Leadership engagement

  • All salaried leaders, including executive team
  • Two day agenda
  • 70/30 content focus (Disney/Yours)
  • Content: Leadership Chain of Excellence
  • Deliverables: Vision, architecture, accountability, unity, buy-in, tools

 

3. Front line engagement

  • All front line employees, including executive team
  • One day agenda (may require multiple days to reach all employees)
  • 30/70 content focus (Disney/Yours)
  • Content: Customers, Reputation, Improvement
  • Deliverables: Vision, architecture, accountability, tools, hope, pride

 

Specialty engagement (if needed)

  • Special Employee Group (Vendors, Contract Employees, Physicians, etc), plus executive team
  • Four-hour agenda commitment
  • 70/30 content focus (Disney/Yours)
  • Content: Leadership Chain of Excellence
  • Key Deliverables: Hope, unity, buy-in, vision, architecture, accountability, tools

 

Value-driven engagement fees:

 

Single-event engagement schedule (Leadership Retreat):

  • $33k One day engagement
  • $28k Half-day engagement

 

Multiple engagements schedule (Cultural Transformation):

  • $33k/day 1st Engagement (2 days = $66k)
  • $28k/day 2nd Engagement (2 days = $56k)
  • $26k 3rd Engagement (1 day = $26k)
  • $23k 4th Engagement (1 day = $23k)
  • $18k 5th-10th Engagement (per day = $18k)

 

Assumptions:

  • You only work with the owner (jeff) so you are getting the very best every time
  • You are one of a select group (jeff typically averages five or less clients per year)
  • Typical cross-section for pre-transformation commitment levels is roughly 20-60-20.
  • 20% – “Let’s go”
  • 60% – “I’ll wait and see”
  • 20% – “It’ll never work”
  • Some industries, like Healthcare, may have a fourth layer of employees; in this case Physicians.

 

Questions…jeff.noel@me.com or 407-538-4341

 

 

__________

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

 

Categories
Leaving a trail for our son

Adding a “Leaving a trail for our son” category

Adding a “Leaving a trail for our son” category to place all posts 2008-2016, so that when the new rebranded Speaker website launch, it will be easier to keep personal separate from “work”.