Is it time to bust wide open the creativity in your organization? This is your opportunity to step back, gain perspective, build a winning game plan, and unleash the potential of your employees.BEYOND STUCK IN THE MIDDLE SEAT™ Welcome Change & Take Control
What’s the worst place in an airplane? The middle seat! Why? You’re literally stuck in a rotten place, possibly for a long time, and you can’t do anything about it. Or can you? During this presentation, Doug uses the middle seat as a metaphor for what happens to all of us in life. How do you turn setbacks into opportunities for growth? When in a situation that you “can’t control,” what possibility options do you have?
Join Doug for some fun as he addresses how to get unstuck and unleash the power to conquer “cirrhosis of the enthusiasm.”
“ Walt had one foot in the past and one foot in the future.“
Marty Sklar, Retired Vice Chairman, Walt Disney Imagineering
Learn from Mistakes and Embrace Change.
Welcome Change & Take Control
Take a Ride on the S-Curve
Unleashing your Creativity
All presentations are customized. Needs assessment time with Doug is included with every project. Great attention to organizational challenges and/or mission is considered when designing a client’s program. Presentations may be a one-hour keynote or up to three hours in a workshop format. Leadership and teamwork programs may contain any of the following learning modules.
How Disney University ignited collaboration, creativity and profits via executive development.
Contrarian thinkers. Brutal Honesty. “Pot stirrers.” Constantly-evolving organizations embrace these innovation imperatives. Does yours?
Even the best fail … a crisis management lesson from Walt Disney World.
Prescription for a ‘no-excuses’ culture.
Success leads to complacency. Market leaders know how to conquer “cirrhosis of the enthusiasm.”
Seven absolutes for getting out of the rut.
The surprising truth about balancing legacy with current and future needs.
Failure happens. Every organization and leader eventually suffers a humiliating setback or defeat. The most resilient bounce back and share two cultural traits: ferocity and humility.
Walt Disney’s first Audio-Animatronic figure was a failure. Learn how Walt transformed this catastrophe into a force still driving The Walt Disney Company.
Demand a “Yes If” culture. Learn how Walt Disney created breakthrough technology and unparalleled standards with a no excuses leadership style.
What’s the worst place in an airplane? The middle seat! Why? You’re literally stuck in a rotten place, possibly for a long time, and you can’t do anything about it. Or can you? Doug uses the middle seat as a metaphor for what happens to all of us in life. How do you deal with unfortunate situations? When in a situation that you “can’t control,” what options do you actually have?
“Do more with less.” “Connected to the office 24-7.” “Cutthroat competition.” These realities are here to stay and can lead to catastrophic burnout and turnover. How do you and your team cope? What can you do to create sustained energy and creativity?
“If we make it, they buy it!” This statement reflects an attitude that can quickly open the door to your competitors. How do you handle your hard-earned marketplace success and name recognition?
Competition is fierce, markets are eroding, bosses are demanding and employees are complaining. These are the perfect conditions for creating “victims” in an organization. Recognize it. Eliminate it.
How did Disney reinvent itself … twice?! Disney was stuck in a rut making more Love Bug movies while the competition was making ET. How did Disney turn itself around?
Art and Science, Maintenance and Risk-Taking, Short-Term and Long-Term, Expertise and Empathy. All of these represent balances that must be attained. How balanced is your team? And, how deep is your bench?
Backyard globalization is upon us. How is your company tapping into the ever-growing cultural diversity in which you operate? In this segment, learn how some of the world’s most effective teams have leveraged diversity of language, culture and generations to crush their competitors.
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