Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show, Aaron Walker interviews Dan Cockerell on “How is the weather in your kingdom?”
We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below.
Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.
Dan Cockerell has held various management and executive operations roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in the theme parks and resort hotels, and was the sixth executive to hold the position of Vice President, Magic Kingdom since the park opened in 1971. He earned his MBA in 2001 at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.
Dan puts great value on spending time in the operation and frequently spent time in the park, assisting cast members and interacting with guests. He believes that building relationships is critical for leadership success, and his approachability in the workplace is a testament to his people-first philosophy.
In addition to his operational responsibilities, Dan Cockerell has been a keynote speaker for the world-renowned Disney Institute for 18 years. He has addressed open-enrollment participants as well as attendees in customized programs including the USAA Bank, General Motors, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, the Southern Methodist University Business School, Porsche A.G., and United Airlines. He also participated in the Sodexo Quality Life Worldwide Conference Panel, moderated by Arianna Huffington, in 2015.
Dan provides customized, authentic presentations, focusing on leadership and management practices, drawing upon his extensive Disney career with relevant examples and inspiring storytelling.
“Rest and relaxation is the key to better performance.”
“If it’s in your head, that doesn’t mean your employees know it.”
What are you going to do for yourself this week? You can’t lead at your best unless you live at your best!
If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop
Dave Sanderson: Cultivating Personal Leadership
Copyright © 2018 View from the Top