76. Why You Should Manage Like a Mother with Lee Cockerell
“When in doubt, manage like a mother. Mother’s don’t care if you’re happy, they care if you’re successful. They have empathy and they have discipline, and they’ll use both on you.” – Lee Cockerell
On this episode of The Leadership Locker, author and Chief Learning Officer of Cockerell Academy, Lee Cockerell talks about responsibility vs. ability in leadership. Listen in as Rich and Lee discuss how a fear of failure can lead to success, the value of subtlety in leadership, and why you should manage like a mother. Lee also tells us the incredible story of how he went from being a waiter at the Washington Hilton to Executive Vice President of Operations at Walt Disney World.
Lee Cockerell is the retired Exec VP of Walt Disney World. Lee has held management positions with Hilton for 8 years, Marriott for 17 years, and the Walt Disney Company for 16 years. He is the author of four books: Creating Magic, The Customer Rules, Time Management Magic and Career Magic. He is a popular speaker and seminar presenter around the world on Leadership, Management, and Customer Service. Lee and his wife, Priscilla, live in Orlando Florida.