Walt Disney on Executive Management

07.02.2013

A little girl visiting Disneyland once asked Walt Disney if he still drew Mickey Mouse.  Walt replied that he no longer drew the characters he created.  “Do you still write stories?” she asked.  Walt said, “No, I don’t write stories anymore either.” “Then what do you do?” asked the perplexed girl.  Walt paused for a minute then explained, “I’m like a bee that flits from flower to flower, taking a little pollen here and a little pollen there and I build up all the honey in the honeycomb.”

He meant that he buzzed around the Disney facilities pollinating the imagination of every employee to help them become more creative and more productive.

~ As told by Lee Cockerell, former VP of Customer Service at Disney

This is a good example for executive leaders to emulate.

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