100 episodes

Creating and maintaining a magical culture in any organization takes dedication and commitment. Dan Cockerell, a 27 year Disney veteran and retired Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, and host Jody Maberry share stories and insight to help you build the mindset you need to build a strong organizational culture. Come Rain or Shine will equip any leader with the tools to influence the weather in your kingdom for years to come.

Come Rain or Shine Dan Cockerell

    • Management
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Creating and maintaining a magical culture in any organization takes dedication and commitment. Dan Cockerell, a 27 year Disney veteran and retired Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, and host Jody Maberry share stories and insight to help you build the mindset you need to build a strong organizational culture. Come Rain or Shine will equip any leader with the tools to influence the weather in your kingdom for years to come.

    Lessons From 100 Episodes

    Lessons From 100 Episodes

    Jody and I discuss the milestone of reaching one-hundred podcasts.
    While the show has found its stride as of late, the journey to success did not happen overnight. From the start, we had to learn an entirely new rhythm and artform to communicate information. At times, I wondered if I should have stayed at Disney.
    But now as we progress into a new decade, the script continues to improve. The number of special guests has increased; the quality of our content has matured. And as a result, we're planning better, questioning better, and have been able to provide savvier solutions for our audience.
    As Jody points out, we've recorded at many locations, from Magical Vacation Planner Conference to Starbucks. Yet, while the settings may change, our goal remains the same: To capture the power of leadership and culture through creative interviewing and storytelling.

    • 22 min
    How Fear and Shame Effects Leaders

    How Fear and Shame Effects Leaders

    Illustrator, Vesper Stamper, joins me to discuss her story and views of leadership.
    An illustrator with over 20 years of experience, Vesper explains her origins as an artist as well as her transition into historical fiction writing. Having illustrated books and covers for multiple artists, she shares how her family life and educational endeavors ultimately helped her find her inner voice.
    As for stances on leadership, Vesper believes the best leaders are not only readers but guides who offer boundaries for others to journey within. Furthermore, they’re aware of the effects of fear and shame and help steer others away from them. With an acclaimed novel in ‘What the Night Sings' (2018), she hopes to capture this perspective with future works.
    For more information about Vesper, visit her website at http://www.vesperillustration.com.

    • 34 min
    Maintaining Culture With Remote Workers

    Maintaining Culture With Remote Workers

    No question, the coronavirus has had a huge impact on our economy. From temporary leaves to distance working, if you're listening to this, chances are you’ve had to adjust in some way.
    While there have been some benefits, I've been wondering: How can a business maintain its culture when its employees are distant?
    As Jody and I discuss in this episode, for a healthy work culture to exist at home, the parameters for that culture must be defined and designed. Yes, Zoom calls have their place, but to preserve synergy, supervisors, and directors must realize the occasional virtual meeting is not enough. Even though it may seem like a low priority, how you replace happenstance matters. Whether setting a selective open-door policy via messaging or offering more collaborative opportunities, there are many ways to extend culture remotely.

    • 20 min
    The Importance of Healthy Relationships, Empowerment, and Delegation

    The Importance of Healthy Relationships, Empowerment, and Delegation

    Dr. Eric George joins me to discuss his story as well as relational trends in today’s economy.
    A man of many hats, Dr. George has experience across multiple realms. Not only is Dr. George the founder and CEO of ERG Enterprises, Omega Hospital, and the Hand Center of Louisiana in New Orleans, but he is also a venture capitalist, real estate investor, author, and philanthropist.
    Across each responsibility, Dr. George emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships, empowerment, and delegation. In light of more enterprise going virtual, he believes business leaders would be wise to screen for culture fits in their team building. As the coronavirus has taught us, many businesses can function remotely based on our current technological state. Accordingly, prospective employees will be looking to work from home in an environment where trust is established.

    • 29 min
    A Change in Comedy

    A Change in Comedy

    Special guest, Jacob Chancelor, joins me to discuss his story as well as a special project he’s working on.
     
    A former Disney cruise ship entertainer, Jacob discusses his transition to London where he’s now pursuing his master’s degree. As part of his final project, Jacob has spent recent months creating and producing a new type of live entertainment. The project involves a show entitled, “The Bar at the Edge of [Blank]” where guests can choose their adventure through a unique blend of script and impromptu.
     
    As Jacob goes on to explain, he hopes to not only provide comic relief to a country in distress but also change the way audiences participate in the live entertainment.
     
    At this time, the show is set to take place July 13-14 at the Crooked Can Brewery in Winter Garden Florida. Participants can also stream the show live for free. For those interested in contributing to Jacob’s cause, you can visit his Kickstarter link below:
     
    Resources:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1781880269/the-bar-at-the-edge-of-blank
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bar-at-the-edge-of-blank-tickets-108499123800

    • 12 min
    How to Get Your First Break

    How to Get Your First Break

    Have you ever wondered how to get your ‘in’ in a company? What qualifies one candidate above another in a given job search?
     
    If so, you’re not alone. After all, in a sea of resumes, standing out can seem impossible with many applications desperate for a hook or a lead. But as I’ve been telling college graduates these days, if you want to help your chances, you must be willing to meet people and take a personalized approach to networking. Even if you have to associate outside your comfort zone, to catch your first break, often that’s the place you want to be.
     
    As I discuss this episode, many are those who are qualified but far less are those who differentiate by seeking advice. By seeking to make meaningful connections, you’ll ultimately give yourself the advantage you crave in landing your dream job.

    • 15 min

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