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Lee Cockerell's Best Selling Books

Career Development Magic

Executive Career Development Secrets from a Life at Disney…

Career Development Magic is a unique book full of priceless advice and insightful experience. Lee Cockerell chronicles how he went from being a college dropout, rose through the ranks at both Hilton and Marriott, and ultimately became the Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World? Resorts. As the Senior Operating Executive for more than a decade, 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 & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex.

AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE

Time Management Magic

Executive Time Management Secrets from a Life at Disney…

During Lee Cockerell’s career at Disney as the Senior Operating Executive of Walt Disney World Resort, he led a team of 40,000 Cast Members (employees) and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and the ESPN Sports Complex. As you can imagine, Lee had to become a time management expert, first as a means of survival and then as a way to help others make the best use of their time. The time management secrets he developed have become one of his most requested corporate training lectures and are now available to you in this tell–all book

AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE

The Customer Rules

The former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World shares indispensible Rules for serving customers with consistency, efficiency, creativity, sincerity, and excellence.

Lee Cockerell knows that success in business–any business–depends upon winning and keeping customers. In 39 digestible, bite-sized chapters, Lee shares everything he has learned in his 40+ year career in the hospitality industry about creating an environment that keeps customers coming back for more. Here, Lee not only shows why the customer always rules, but also the Rules for serving customers so well they’ll never want to do business with anyone but you.

Lee Cockerell - Customer Rules
AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE

Creating Magic

“It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.”

The secret for creating “magic” in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership—the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results.

No one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell, the man who ran Walt Disney World® Resort operations for over a decade. And in Creating Magic, he shares the leadership principles that not only guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion dollar enterprise, but that also soon came to form the cultural bedrock of the world’s number one vacation destination. But as Lee demonstrates, great leadership isn’t about mastering impossibly complex management theories. We can all become outstanding leaders by following the ten practical, common sense strategies outlined in this remarkable book.

AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE

How’s the Culture in Your Kingdom?

How's the Culture in Your Kingdom explains how to lead oneself and their team/organization by using relevant stories and practical examples from Dan Cockerell’s 26 year Disney leadership journey.

Dan Cockerell started his Disney journey as a parking attendant. Over the next 26 years and 19 different jobs, he became the Vice President of the biggest theme park in the world, The Magic Kingdom Park. During the course of his Disney career, Dan learned many life and leadership lessons and teaches those learnings within How's the Culture in Your Kingdom. Within its pages, Dan explains how to lead oneself and how to lead their team and organization by using relevant stories and practical examples from his 26-year Disney leadership journey. How's the Culture in Your Kingdom helps prepare leaders to lead their team by teaching them how to:

  • Surround themselves with the right people
  • Build trusting relationships
  • Set clear expectations
  • And provide regular feedback, positive and critical
Lee Cockerell - Customer Rules
AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE