I’m very pleased to personally introduce to you Destination Magic, your go to place for Disney insights, vacation advice, and magic. For over 20 years I have presented ideas on life and work from the Happiest Place on Earth. In the early years, that role was as a Cast Member and Leader at The Disney … Read moreIntroducing

WDW Announcements

Podcast #12: WDW Announcements from the D23 Expo

Thanks for joining us for the twelfth episode of the Disney at Work Podcast! Today, we chat about WDW announcements made at the recent D23 Expo, announcements made prior to D23, and most importantly, announcements that we think may still be yet to come! You can find the link for the episode on iTunes, SoundCloud, or TuneIn. Some highlights of our … Read morePodcast #12: WDW Announcements from the D23 Expo

New Book! Disney, Leadership & You

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

Happy 90th Anniversary, Walt Disney Company

October 16, 2013 marks the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. If you’re asking yourself, “I thought we celebrated the 100th anniversary a few years ago, then you’re probably thinking of this anniversary: That was the birth of Walt Disney on December 5, 1901. So it isn’t that date. Nor is it the birthday of … Read moreHappy 90th Anniversary, Walt Disney Company

The Courage and Discipline to Dream and Do

There’s a little known story told by my boss, Valerie Oberle, who was the original director of The Disney University Professional Development Programs, or what is known now as the Disney Institute. It seems that back in the days of Eisner and Wells, Michael was concerned that programs being taught to different companies all over … Read moreThe Courage and Discipline to Dream and Do

The Marathon of Another New Year

About the first of the year comes the annual Walt Disney World Marathon. This year is no different. Thousands of runners are up and down the streets of 192 and International Drive practicing their runs for this weekend. I always thought this event was held this time of year because attendance was soft, and it … Read moreThe Marathon of Another New Year