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Daily Two Minute Leadership and Business Strategies for the Busy Supervisor, Manager, or CEO from Pete Blank. Pete has been a TV Sportscaster, Disney University Leader, and Training and Development Manager.

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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at a book written in 2001 titled The Myth of Excellence: Why Great Companies Never Try to be the Best at Everything.  He takes five key points from this book and shares examples from today to help you decide how your company can differentiate to become excellent!  They are:

  • Price
  • Service
  • Access
  • Product
  • Experience
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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at a book written in 2001 titled The Myth of Excellence: Why Great Companies Never Try to be the Best at Everything.  He takes five key points from this book and shares examples from today to help you decide how your company can differentiate to become excellent!  They are:

  • Price
  • Service
  • Access
  • Product
  • Experience
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

  • Plants at the Opera
  • Hidden Figures
  • Godzilla Dust Cloud
  • A fun game of Famous Quotes
  • A funner game of Over/Under based on Managing Change
  • The Daily Disney - Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #5 - Have Efficient Processes in Place

Thanks for listening.  Please tell your friends! 

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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at a book written in 2001 titled The Myth of Excellence: Why Great Companies Never Try to be the Best at Everything.  He takes five key points from this book and shares examples from today to help you decide how your company can differentiate to become excellent!  They are:

  • Price
  • Service
  • Access
  • Product
  • Experience
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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at a book written in 2001 titled The Myth of Excellence: Why Great Companies Never Try to be the Best at Everything.  He takes five key points from this book and shares examples from today to help you decide how your company can differentiate to become excellent!  They are:

  • Price
  • Service
  • Access
  • Product
  • Experience
Play Now

This week, Pete Blank takes a look at a book written in 2001 titled The Myth of Excellence: Why Great Companies Never Try to be the Best at Everything.  He takes five key points from this book and shares examples from today to help you decide how your company can differentiate to become excellent!  They are:

  • Price
  • Service
  • Access
  • Product
  • Experience
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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Pete Blank shares a lesson on your temper today from Proverbs 15:18.

18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

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In today's Pick Up the Roach! segment, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader and speaker, shares why there are SO many skills needed for leaders today that go above and beyond.  Leaders need to be ready to use some of these extra skills...

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This week, Pete Blank shares five tips on how to keep remote workers engaged.  They are:

  • Meet in Person
  • Create the Virtual Water Cooler
  • Phone Call or Zoom?
  • Scheduled Times or not?
  • Responsiveness Expectations
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This week, Pete Blank shares five tips on how to keep remote workers engaged.  They are:

  • Meet in Person
  • Create the Virtual Water Cooler
  • Phone Call or Zoom?
  • Scheduled Times or not?
  • Responsiveness Expectations
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This week, Pete Blank shares five tips on how to keep remote workers engaged.  They are:

  • Meet in Person
  • Create the Virtual Water Cooler
  • Phone Call or Zoom?
  • Scheduled Times or not?
  • Responsiveness Expectations
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

  • MLB Season
  • Political Ads
  • Social Talk at Work
  • They Did What? based on the robberies, Segways, and the ADEA
  • A fun game of Over/Under based on podcasting
  • The Daily Disney - Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #4 - Make Dramatic Leaps in Guest Service

Thanks for listening.  Please tell your friends!  

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This week, Pete Blank shares five tips on how to keep remote workers engaged.  They are:

  • Meet in Person
  • Create the Virtual Water Cooler
  • Phone Call or Zoom?
  • Scheduled Times or not?
  • Responsiveness Expectations
Play Now

This week, Pete Blank shares five tips on how to keep remote workers engaged.  They are:

  • Meet in Person
  • Create the Virtual Water Cooler
  • Phone Call or Zoom?
  • Scheduled Times or not?
  • Responsiveness Expectations
Play Now

Sundays are all for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today Pete Blank shares from Proverbs 15: 16-17 about having a lot versus having a little

16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord
    than great wealth with turmoil.

17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love
    than a fattened calf with hatred.

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Saturdays are for Pick Up the Roach!  Roaches have six legs and this is all about the six traits of leaders who do the dirty work...like picking up roaches.  Today, Pete Blank shares a message on Plus Up! - Leaders go Above and Beyond, where he shares the importance of listening and empathy.

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This week, former Disney University manager and leadership expert Pete Blank takes a look at all of those leadership words that end in "-ate."  Who knew there were so many of them?  This week's words are:

  • cooperate
  • eliminate
  • aggravate
  • replicate
  • stimulate
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This week, former Disney University manager and leadership expert Pete Blank takes a look at all of those leadership words that end in "-ate."  Who knew there were so many of them?  This week's words are:

  • cooperate
  • eliminate
  • aggravate
  • replicate
  • stimulate
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This week, former Disney University manager and leadership expert Pete Blank takes a look at all of those leadership words that end in "-ate."  Who knew there were so many of them?  This week's words are:

  • cooperate
  • eliminate
  • aggravate
  • replicate
  • stimulate
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

  • Standardized tests
  • EGOT
  • Robot Dogs
  • They Did What? based on the sports of MLB, NBA, and NASCAR
  • A fun game of Over/Under based on office politics
  • The Daily Disney - Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #3 - Make sure Cast Members are knowledgeable about their jobs

Thanks for listening.  Please tell your friends!  

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This week, former Disney University manager and leadership expert Pete Blank takes a look at all of those leadership words that end in "-ate."  Who knew there were so many of them?  This week's words are:

  • cooperate
  • eliminate
  • aggravate
  • replicate
  • stimulate
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This week, former Disney University manager and leadership expert Pete Blank takes a look at all of those leadership words that end in "-ate."  Who knew there were so many of them?  This week's words are:

  • cooperate
  • eliminate
  • aggravate
  • replicate
  • stimulate
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Sunday's are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank shares a message around having a happy heart from Proverbs 15: 13 and 15.

13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
    but heartache crushes the spirit.

15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,

    but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

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Pick up the Roach! is all about the six legs of leadership.  Today, Pete Blank shares Pick Up! - Leaders remove their blinders.  He shares how leaders should be looking out for all employees as they start making their way back to the workplace.

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Disney's Great Leader Strategies were a core component of how Pete developed my leadership and management skills while working for The Walt Disney Company.  This week, Pete Blank shares five tips that are directly related to Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #1, which is "Design your Organizational Structure for Success".  The tips are:

  • Be an Organizational Architect
  • Decide approval layers
  • Allow no one to "hide"
  • Determine appropriate number of meetings
  • Select correct ratio of management/employees
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Disney's Great Leader Strategies were a core component of how Pete developed my leadership and management skills while working for The Walt Disney Company.  This week, Pete Blank shares five tips that are directly related to Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #1, which is "Design your Organizational Structure for Success".  The tips are:

  • Be an Organizational Architect
  • Decide approval layers
  • Allow no one to "hide"
  • Determine appropriate number of meetings
  • Select correct ratio of management/employees
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Disney's Great Leader Strategies were a core component of how Pete developed my leadership and management skills while working for The Walt Disney Company.  This week, Pete Blank shares five tips that are directly related to Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #1, which is "Design your Organizational Structure for Success".  The tips are:

  • Be an Organizational Architect
  • Decide approval layers
  • Allow no one to "hide"
  • Determine appropriate number of meetings
  • Select correct ratio of management/employees
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

  • Toad Vomit Lozenges
  • Monkeys stealing blood
  • They Did What? based on poor leadership decisions around employees with disabilities
  • A fun game of Over/Under based on e-mail marketing
  • The Daily Disney - a sad, but important story about Give Kids the World

Thanks for listening.  Please tell your friends!  

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Disney's Great Leader Strategies were a core component of how Pete developed my leadership and management skills while working for The Walt Disney Company.  This week, Pete Blank shares five tips that are directly related to Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #1, which is "Design your Organizational Structure for Success".  The tips are:

  • Be an Organizational Architect
  • Decide approval layers
  • Allow no one to "hide"
  • Determine appropriate number of meetings
  • Select correct ratio of management/employees
Play Now

Disney's Great Leader Strategies were a core component of how Pete developed my leadership and management skills while working for The Walt Disney Company.  This week, Pete Blank shares five tips that are directly related to Disney's Great Leadership Strategy #1, which is "Design your Organizational Structure for Success".  The tips are:

  • Be an Organizational Architect
  • Decide approval layers
  • Allow no one to "hide"
  • Determine appropriate number of meetings
  • Select correct ratio of management/employees
Play Now

Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank shares a message about correction from Proverbs Chapter 15, Verse 12.

12 Mockers resent correction,
    so they avoid the wise.

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Pick Up the Roach! is all about the six legs of leadership and the six leadership traits needed.  Today is Live Up! which means Leaders do what they say!  Today, Pete Blank shares a message on the importance of your words matching up with your actions.

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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University Leader, shares information on how leading web based meetings.  Whether you lead meetings or training classes, these five tips will help you lead a web-based session like a true pro!  The five topics this week are:

  • choose the right system
  • know all the features
  • have the proper bandwidth
  • use your camera properly
  • ignore your cellphone
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University Leader, shares information on how leading web based meetings.  Whether you lead meetings or training classes, these five tips will help you lead a web-based session like a true pro!  The five topics this week are:

  • choose the right system
  • know all the features
  • have the proper bandwidth
  • use your camera properly
  • ignore your cellphone
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University Leader, shares information on how leading web based meetings.  Whether you lead meetings or training classes, these five tips will help you lead a web-based session like a true pro!  The five topics this week are:

  • choose the right system
  • know all the features
  • have the proper bandwidth
  • use your camera properly
  • ignore your cellphone
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

  • The current state of leadership in America
  • some fun news stories to put a smile on your face
  • a great 1-1 chat with John Freeze, Director of Professional Development, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • A fun game of Over/Under based on the Pandemic
  • Disney Great Leader Strategy #2 - Make sure the right people are in the right jobs (again)

We had another small hiccup with the audio about 10 minutes in, but we got it fixed. Thanks for listening.  Please tell your friends!  

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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University Leader, shares information on how leading web based meetings.  Whether you lead meetings or training classes, these five tips will help you lead a web-based session like a true pro!  The five topics this week are:

  • choose the right system
  • know all the features
  • have the proper bandwidth
  • use your camera properly
  • ignore your cellphone
Play Now

This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University Leader, shares information on how leading web based meetings.  Whether you lead meetings or training classes, these five tips will help you lead a web-based session like a true pro!  The five topics this week are:

  • choose the right system
  • know all the features
  • have the proper bandwidth
  • use your camera properly
  • ignore your cellphone
Play Now

Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank shares a lessons about staying on the right path with Proverbs 15:9-10.

The Lord detests the way of the wicked,
    but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
    the one who hates correction will die.

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Pick Up the Roach! is all about the six legs of leadership.  Today, Pete Blank talks about Ham Up! - Leaders Drive the Culture.  This concept is so important as we all are experiencing different styles of work.  Whether it is flex scheduling, work-life balance, remote work, or some other combination, the culture may change.  As a leader, make sure you are driving that change.

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Leaders respond to what gets their attention.  This week, former Disney University leader Pete Blank asks the following question: "What gets your attention?"  He shares an overview, followed by four different ways you can answer that question to better understand your leadership preferences:

  • Overview
  • Character - leaders respond to their conscience
  • Analysis - leaders respond to ideas
  • Accomplishment - leaders respond to problems
  • Interaction - leaders respond to people
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Leaders respond to what gets their attention.  This week, former Disney University leader Pete Blank asks the following question: "What gets your attention?"  He shares an overview, followed by four different ways you can answer that question to better understand your leadership preferences:

  • Overview
  • Character - leaders respond to their conscience
  • Analysis - leaders respond to ideas
  • Accomplishment - leaders respond to problems
  • Interaction - leaders respond to people
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

  • Space Rockets
  • Chicken Sandwiches
  • Sabertooth Anchovies
  • we played a new segment called "Follow the Leader"
  • A fun game of Over/Under based on Remote Work
  • Disney Great Leader Strategy #2 - Make sure the right people are in the right jobs

We had great guests and lots of fun.  Thanks for listening.  Please tell your friends!  

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Leaders respond to what gets their attention.  This week, former Disney University leader Pete Blank asks the following question: "What gets your attention?"  He shares an overview, followed by four different ways you can answer that question to better understand your leadership preferences:

  • Overview
  • Character - leaders respond to their conscience
  • Analysis - leaders respond to ideas
  • Accomplishment - leaders respond to problems
  • Interaction - leaders respond to people
Play Now

Leaders respond to what gets their attention.  This week, former Disney University leader Pete Blank asks the following question: "What gets your attention?"  He shares an overview, followed by four different ways you can answer that question to better understand your leadership preferences:

  • Overview
  • Character - leaders respond to their conscience
  • Analysis - leaders respond to ideas
  • Accomplishment - leaders respond to problems
  • Interaction - leaders respond to people
Play Now

Leaders respond to what gets their attention.  This week, former Disney University leader Pete Blank asks the following question: "What gets your attention?"  He shares an overview, followed by four different ways you can answer that question to better understand your leadership preferences:

  • Overview
  • Character - leaders respond to their conscience
  • Analysis - leaders respond to ideas
  • Accomplishment - leaders respond to problems
  • Interaction - leaders respond to people
Play Now

Sundays are all about Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank takes a look at the idea of discipline from Proverbs 15:5, which reads...

A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

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Pick Up the Roach! is all about the six legs of a roach and the six traits of leadership. They are Pick Up!, Plus Up!, Word Up!, Own Up!, Ham Up!, and Live Up!.  Today, Pete Blank shares a tremendous story of an NFL draft prospect who decided to "Own Up!" and admit a mistake, and how that helped define the man he is today.  

To learn more about his letter and his story, you can find more at these websites.

https://triblive.com/sports/kenny-robinson-admits-mistake-ready-for-nfl-chapter-of-his-life-story/

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kenny-robinson-jr-nfl-draft-letter-to-general-managers

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This week, Pete Blank shares five leadership lessons he learned while working at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.  Some of these lessons were learned the hard way, and that is why they are so meaningful and memorable. They are:

  • Don't get Cocky
  • Sell Yourself
  • Say Yes to Opportunity
  • Support your Team
  • Have Fun at Work
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This week, Pete Blank shares five leadership lessons he learned while working at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.  Some of these lessons were learned the hard way, and that is why they are so meaningful and memorable. They are:

  • Don't get Cocky
  • Sell Yourself
  • Say Yes to Opportunity
  • Support your Team
  • Have Fun at Work
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