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
    • 4.9, 52 Ratings

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.

    Adding a Side Gig to Your Regular Job

    Adding a Side Gig to Your Regular Job

    When we talk about the coronavirus, we often talk about the negatives and negatives alone. Health concerns, economic trends, first-world convenience issues – clearly it’s been a hindrance for many. But the virus has also brought with it some silver linings and surprises. 
     
    For instance, I’ve noticed many furloughed entrepreneurs diversifying their portfolios, developing new products and processes as side gigs to their day jobs. While these endeavors may be temporary, they are nonetheless tapping into peripheral skill sets to help people make ends meet. From my end, this is one of the most underrated hallmarks of the year. If business leaders can embrace greater technology, remote systems, and their employees making a difference outside the 9-5, no question we’ll be a more mature society moving forward.
     

    • 24 min
    Being Creative with New Ideas

    Being Creative with New Ideas

    In trying times, often the best ideas are the most creative. With many companies suffering due to current health and economic issues, entrepreneurs and business leaders around the world are having to think outside the box to make ends meet.
     
    One of these leaders I’ve had the privilege of conversing with recently is an innovator employed by the University of Buffalo. In our discussion, we talked about the difference between virtual and augmented reality in terms of connection, translation, and leveraged technology. We also talked about how this dichotomy can be a valuable concept when teamed with a conference app like Zoom and interactive platforms allowing participants to engage content options in virtual rooms.

    • 17 min
    The Impact of Conflict and Candor

    The Impact of Conflict and Candor

    One of the hardest aspects of leadership is understanding and resolving conflict. For some leaders, the issue isn’t so much the problem itself, but the perception of surrounding context. If conflict isn’t necessarily a collision of two opposing views, what is it exactly? Could conflict actually be a good thing?
     
    As I discuss in this episode, conflict can be a valuable tool when approached with candor. For instance, at Disney, whenever disagreements arose, I’d exercise critique through positivity and transparency. This, in turn, allowed me to navigate challenges with courage and risk with honest assessment. In many ways, leadership is the same way. To lead well, you ultimately have to negotiate and mediate varying perspectives. Perhaps this is why many resources today talk about accountability through the lens of constructive communication.

    • 22 min
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    Lemons to Lemonade episode 38

    • 10 min
    Lemons to Lemonade episode 37

    Lemons to Lemonade episode 37

    • 2 min
    Making the Most of Video and Media Appearances

    Making the Most of Video and Media Appearances

    Michelle Burdo, owner and CEO of The Burdo Media Group in Orlando, Florida, discusses her corporate story and her current work.
     
    As Michelle explains, it’s difficult for most people to feel confident in front of a camera. Not only do you need poise, but presence and precision. Even driven television personalities can be vulnerable to miscues and slipups. However, that’s where The Burdo Media Group steps in. With over fifteen years of past news anchor experience, Michelle has the skills and savvy to help business leaders communicate properly whether in real-time or in virtual space.
     
    Today, Michelle focuses her time on media training, video production, keynote speeches, and teaching clients how to deliver content.
     
    If you’re interested to speak with Michelle, you can contact her through her website: www.michelleburdo.com.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

TristanB71 ,

Great Advice Through Stories and Experience!

Dan’s experience as a Disney Executive shows in his amazing leadership advice and wisdom! Easily applicable to all operations or organizations!

Geertsema Family ,

Absolutely amazing podcast

I absolutely love this podcast. Dan and Jody are both so relatable, and do such great work together. I get something out of every podcast I listen to and always eagerly await the next. Thanks Dan and Jody!

Klisowe ,

Relatable advice

Dan is very relatable and speaks to you. He’s not a lofty unrealistic person but someone who is easy to understand. He comes across as someone who you would want to work hard to please. Hopefully some of that rubs off on me!

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