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Walt Disney was among the greatest visionary leaders of the 20th century. He created a contemporary workplace culture by motivating people using reward systems that promoted individual contribution to a team effort as his team was focused on a shared vision.

He encouraged his teams to discuss their ideas in an objective way but he did not allow this discussion to delay the work at hand.

“The way to get started,” he said, “is to stop talking and begin doing”.

Disney’s workplace culture, based on visionary leadership, was the foundation to a major empire of childhood entertainment. Among the most major accomplishments for Disney was the building of Disney World in Orlando.

As the park was opening it is said his brother, Roy, was overseeing the project from the air. Circling the park he was told it was too bad Walt didn’t live long enough to see the park. Roy replied that Disney had seen the completed park long before construction even began - in his mind.

© Max Impact, used with permission.

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