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1 Ten Business Lessons Learned Along the Way 35 Years and Still Learning Dr. Mike Schoultz

2 Lesson 1 Always put your people first

3 The Disney Culture “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality” - Walt Disney

4 “You have to treat your employees like customers.” —Herb Kelleher, complete answer, upon being asked his “secrets to success” Source: Joe Nocera, NYT, “Parting Words of an Airline Pioneer” Source: Joe Nocera, NYT, “Parting Words of an Airline Pioneer”

5 Lesson 2 Be a talent hound and put priority on finding the best people

6 “Development can help great people be even better but if I had a dollar to spend, I’d spend 70 cents getting the right person in the door.” — Paul Russell, Director, Leadership & Development, Google

7 Message: Some people are better than other people. Some people are a helluva lot better than other people.

8 Lesson 3 Build on your strengths … work around your weaknesses

9 The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. -Michelangelo

10 Lesson 4 Keep it simple in everything you do

11 Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple... That’s creativity!

12 Lesson 5 Be a change agent … anticipate and embrace change

13 Re-invent constantly … lifetime learning

14 Lesson 6 Make listening your core competence

15 It was much later that I realized Dad’s secret. He gained respect by giving it. He talked and listened to the fourth- grade kids in Spring Valley who shined shoes the same way he talked and listened to a bishop or a college president. He was seriously interested in who you were and what you had to say.” Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Respect

16 Lesson 7 Relationships are what count

17 Why does a customer choose you instead of your competitor?

18 1.Trust 2. Confidence 3. Strength of relationship

19 Lesson 8 Be different to stand out and be heard

20 Lesson 9 Live your passion

21 Lesson 10 Don’t fear failure

22 “ You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take" - Wayne Gretsky

23 In the new era of business and social, playing it safe is the riskiest choice of all.

24 FINAL THOUGHTS

25 Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Steve Jobs

26 Thank You ! Digitalsparkmarketing.com Digitalspark.tumblr.com

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