Career Magic:How To Stay On Track To Achieve A Stellar Career And Survive And Thrive The Ups And Downs

Career Magic:How To Stay On Track To Achieve A Stellar Career And Survive And Thrive The Ups And Downs

by Lee Cockerell




Career 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 then ultimately became the Executive Vice President of Operations for Wait Disney Worict 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. After spending more than 40 years in the hospitality industry developing skills, learning lessons in management and excellence in customer service, people were always asking Lee the same career-minded questions: How Can I Climb the Corporate Ladder? How Can I Get into Management? How Can I Get Promoted? How Can I Make More Money? It was these persistent questions that convinced Lee to write this book. Now for the first time in print, Lee reveals the specific things he did to experience such dramatic success. But he also shares the painful mistakes he made along the way, and the million-dollar lessons he learned that ultimately led him to the top spot at the number one vacation destination in the world, the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943127320
Publisher: Emerege Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2016
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword General Lloyd J. Austin III, U.S. Army (Ret.) 11

Introduction 17

Chapter 1 In The Beginning 23

Chapter 2 Marriage, Baby Management & The Big Apple 47

Chapter 3 My Next Three Bossy Bosses 71

Chapter 4 Starting Over 91

Chapter 5 Nine Years of Promotions, Travel & Disappointment 123

Chapter 6 General Manager 151

Chapter 7 France 175

Chapter 8 The Magical Disney World Years 213

Chapter 9 Life After Disney 229

Chapter 10 The Scariest Ride of My Life And Final Thoughts 243

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