During yesterday’s speech there was a moment where recognition was highlighted. And in the moment, raced to the back corner of the stage and grabbed from the small backpack the world’s best leadership book, Creating Magic: Ten Common Sense Leadership Strategies From A Life At Disney, by Lee Cockerell.
Told the Fortune 150 audience that the only reason i was standing in front of them now was because of Lee Cockerell.
Not a hard sell. Rather a seed planted for them on their executive leadership journey. And a small attempt to repay Lee for my biggest post Disney career break.
Insight: Was organized enough to have the book handy should an opportunity present itself.
The biggest moments are often the most unexpected. Sound familiar?
If not for a few short emails (over a couple years – a decade ago) telling Lee what a great job his son was doing, and how Dan was growing as a leadership guest speaker, we may never have spoken, let alone have him show up here.
Lee Cockerell wrote Creating Magic last year. Lee spent a lifetime studying leadership and perfecting leadership. He was also the Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Operations. Lee Cockerell knows leadership. His book is brilliant. But you probably won’t find it in an airport bookstore though. I’ve been searching airport bookstores the world over. Try Amazon, or go directly to Lee’s site.