Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Patrick Brennan, executive level leader who enjoyed a 32-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and contributed to the development of attractions at every Disney theme park location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of serving as part of the team, his Disney leadership role model, his early years taking an interest in art and preparing to be a “starving artist,” and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years.
02:33 — Greatest accomplishment — leading field art direction in the construction of Critter Country at Tokyo Disneyland
17:14 — Greatest adversity — conflict resolution, balancing creative and business interests
29:18 — Best leadership advice; lessons from the early days of Pixar
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The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch — https://tinyurl.com/cfsduuc4
The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company, David A. Price — https://tinyurl.com/5ajsbejm
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek — https://tinyurl.com/2a57nnxc
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/
Guest — Patrick Brennan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-brennan-b978b96/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon