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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.

Come Rain or Shine Dan Cockerell

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 79 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.

    How Do You Explain What You Do?

    How Do You Explain What You Do?

    For many of us, we want to know who we are. We want to know who we will become, who will guide us along the way, and who we will eventually influence.
    However, as Jody and I discuss in this episode, while the ‘who’ is important, so are the ‘what’ and ‘how’. Specifically, what do you do and how do you do it? When filling out a resume or discussing your strengths in an interview, how do you capture yourself?
    For starters, don’t emphasize your title in an ‘about me’ section. Rather start with your expertise, what differentiates you from the rest of the pack, and go from there. If it helps, consider what value you bring to a team and any given day. If necessary, step back, seek the clarity you need, and dare to communicate your niche and drives differently.
    You’ll find the more you commit to these steps, the more people will remember what you do and who you are along the way.  
    Resources:­
    The Perch Community: https://dancockerell/perch
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 21 min
    The Right Way to Run Your Business

    The Right Way to Run Your Business

    Have you ever wondered if you’re where you want to be? In life? At work? With your career path?
    If so, you’ve taken the first step towards reclaiming control of your vocational trajectory; if not, consider what special guest and entrepreneur, Emily Ransone, shares in this episode.
    As an EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Evangelist, Emily specializes in teaching the tools and components of a sustainable EOS system – a method that teaches young leaders how to run a business in a way that integrates efficiency with consistency and traction with vision.
    Per Emily’s experiences, even though personal and corporate growth can be challenging when you examine ways to blend disciple and accountability, you not only take healthy initiatives but unlock ways to merge disciple and accountability within a corporate construct.
    Resources:­
    E-mail: efransone@gmail.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyransone/
    Website: https://www.tractionforgrowth.com
    Traction: https://www.eosworldwide.com/traction-book
    Get a Grip: https://www.eosworldwide.com/get-a-grip-book
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 36 min
    The Pillars of Hospitality

    The Pillars of Hospitality

    When we talk about hospitality, we often discuss it as a skill rather than an occupation.
    However, as award-winning concierge, Sarah Dandashy, discusses in this episode, hospitality is more than quality client care but a concept and art form requiring structure. While hospitality, at its core, is defined by thoughtful service, to execute it, one must tie genuine engagement with consistency, efficiency, and anticipation.
    On a corporate level, this means leaders must empower their subordinates through ownership and authority. Even if the service element is adequately tended, expectations must be managed with careful attention to detail. As two decades of hotel experience have taught her, solid intentions and policies are secondary to the customer feeling like they’ve received an authentic, unique product.
    Regardless of industry, to demonstrate award-winning hospitality, a business must intentionally equip its employees to go above and beyond.
    Resources:­
    Website: https://askaconcierge.tv/
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 31 min
    Defining Innovation

    Defining Innovation

    We all know creation is a broad term.
    The art spans thousands of occupations and captures the mindset behind new ideas.
    But in the context of innovation, the advancement of creation can be hard to quantify. As Cris Beswick, Strategic Advisor and Co-Founder for OUTCOME, shares in this episode, there are ways to measure innovation maturity to generate high-value opportunities. The problem is knowing when and where to start.
    For instance, in some cases, the best way to assess client care within an innovative construct is through role modeling and storytelling; in others, timely observation is the best for analysis. Regardless of the method, as Cris suggests, parameters within a “middle-out” approach must be defined. Even if progress is incremental, as long as leaders empower their employees to co-unearth solutions with their customers, improving systems and structures will have a foundation.
    Resources:­
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crisbeswick/?originalSubdomain=uk
    Website: https://crisbeswick.com/
    Website: https://weareoutcome.co/
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 33 min
    Cloud Infrastructure in Business

    Cloud Infrastructure in Business

    We live in an ever-changing technological landscape. As time ticks on, more companies are employing cloud solutions over remote alternatives. At least they’re trying to.
    However, as Kenneth Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Sentry Cloud, shares in this episode, many businesses are failing to achieve cloud implementation. While the conduits and technology are ready, the people and training programs are miles behind. Despite the cloud being a dynamic tool, security failures and misalignments are causing many projects to stall. And as IT leaders struggle to adapt, new questions emerge.
    In particular, what approaches can align business processes with cloud strategy? How can organizations leverage cloud implementation and computing to derive value?
    As Kenneth and I discuss, while answers may vary depending on the initiative, as long as leaders engage cloud technology with an “end in mind” mentality, the foundation for adaption will be set. The problem, after all, is not ‘Day 1’, but ‘Day 2’ when the real journey begins.
    Resources:­
    E-mail: kenneth@bluesentry.cloud
    Company website: www.bluesentry.cloud
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 33 min
    Know Your Intelligence

    Know Your Intelligence

    When we discuss intelligence, we tend to think some people have it and others don’t as if the term is a one-sized-fit-all concept.
    However, as today’s guest, Mark Oliver, shares in this episode, everyone you meet is smarter than you in some way. With four human intelligences spanning emotional, practical, and spiritual spectrums, to be a genius one must be able to convert knowledge into effort, passion, and common sense.
    In business, knowing the primary intelligences can have massive impacts on profit, productivity, performance, and people. These 4 P’s, as Oliver notes, are maximized at the point engagement is tied to purpose. By facilitating a culture where people can discover their gifts, companies can thrive off greater ideas, networking, and team-building.
    Resources:­
    Website: https://www.marktwoconsulting.com/
    The Seven Motivations of Life: Taking Your Leadership to a Higher Level: https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Motivations-Life-Taking-Leadership/dp/144778328X
    Motivational Leadership: https://www.amazon.com/Motivational-Leadership-Third-Mark-Oliver/dp/0244739668
    A Himalayan Trinity: https://www.marktwoconsulting.com/himalayan-trinity
    Connect with Dan:
    www.dancockerell.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/dancockerellspeaker

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Brian Orlando ,

Inspirational and life changing

Dan and Jody do an amazing job with this pod cast. Dan was a leader of mine and a mentor at the Walt Disney Company. He is the real deal this not made up stories. Dan is a great person and a great leader. If you want to inspire your employees this is a podcast for you . I listen every week and I learn so much that I use it everyday. Brian Kirby

Kedron ,

Practical and powerful lessons forged by years of experience

What if you could tap into the leadership and life lessons from an executive that built a successful career at one of the most prestigious companies in the world?

You can! "Come Rain or Shine" offers a rare combo of how to think and how to execute when it comes to shaping your culture, leading your team, and leading the person in the mirror.

The format fluctuates between Dan and Jody tackling a topic, and Dan interviewing a guest. I look forward to both!

Dan Heaton ,

Strong Tips for Work Life

I became interested originally in Dan Cockerell due to his role as a vice president for Disney, and he has great stories from his time there. But there's a lot more on this podcast! Dan has a lot of solid tips that can help us in our daily jobs and as leaders. It also has short episodes, which is perfect for this type of show.

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