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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Walt Disney the leader

He was born in Illinois and grew up in his childhood in Missouri. That’s how he started to doing drawing, painting, and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends.  “He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world. Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon character Mickey Mouse. He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of theme parks Disneyland and Walt Disney World” (  I choose Walt Disney because he is an entrepreneur and his company is great for families to go amusement park and watch the movies that Disney produced which I think that is a great idea to sell while everyone enjoys riding at Disney World, the amusement park. I adore his movies and still do which I think he have a skill to get people to love his products. I went to Walt Disney World in Florida and I had fallen in love with that place.
Leadership style:
Five characteristics are honesty, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and persistence. Disney have a great integrity, enthusiasm with his products through motivated and encouraged his employees, ability to have confident in himself, his courage was focus on products and goals, and persistence with his company which rejections will not stop him.  “Above all, what truly makes a great leader is someone who is willing to serve. Walt served in countless ways” (Pahl, 2015, He served such as a father figure he was to his secretary so he gave her away at her wedding, told the producer to respect the gardener since he works longer for Disney, and was a server and defender for his employees.
I know integrity is a common which it is important to have honesty in leadership skill. Motivated is another word in leadership skill because it’s good to motivate the employees to engage them in his company, and courage because when you are the leader and you need the courage to feel confident.
The business dilemma: 
“In December 1939, a new campus for Walt Disney Studios was opened in Burbank. A setback for the company occurred in 1941, however, when there was a strike by Disney animators. Many of them resigned, and it would be years before the company fully recovered.”
It was a challenge because it was a strike which it takes a whole team to agree and went back to work as a team.  Once there is a strike and everyone in a team support each other to make a decision and it was a problem for Walt Disney to make a decision-making after the situation with strike and recovered for the company.
Opportunity: “Disney experienced many failures — including filing for bankruptcy — before he became a hugely successful animator and amusement park creator.” The reason I said it is an opportunity because he moved on with the failures he had then one day, he succeed with his dreams that came true after fail with other things. I believe it is ok to fail because you can learn from your mistakes and don’t’ do that by next time.
Thesis statement:
Walt Disney admitted that he went through failures to became success and it tells me that nobody is perfect and we had to be persistence with our mistakes to learn how to avoid them and have the confident to be strong and grab a dream to complete it. My favorite quote is, “anything is possible.”
My opinion on this part which it is part of leadership and not management decision-making because he motivated the employees, made sure that everyone involved with his goal of the company, and the company still stands strong after he was passed away because of his leadership skills motivated them.

 (2017). Walt Disney Biography. A&E Television Networks.
Pahl, J. (2015). Five leadership qualities we learned from walt disney.

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