0615 | Lee Cockerell

0615 | Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and the ESPN sports and recreation complex. He is the author of the new book Time Management Magic and an investor in the new startup, Thrive 15. Lee also hosts a podcast, Creating Disney Magic. In this interview, we discuss how Lee created and led Disney Magic and how you can too, no matter who you work for.

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About the author

David Burkus is an organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of five books on leadership and teamwork.

2 thoughts on “0615 | Lee Cockerell”

  1. Thanks Interviewing Lee. Headed back to Disney World in September for the second year in a row. I have always been amazed that no matter what we needed we were always served with a smile and wealth of information. It didn’t matter if we asked the resort concierge or the guy sweeping up in the park.

    1. Jon, so glad you enjoyed it. Lee is an amazing guy and it’s easy to see how he made Disney amazing (and how Disney made him such as well).

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