A New York Times bestseller and arguably one of the best books from 2019 – Bob Iger’s book describes his tenure as CEO of Disney and the lessons learned to help drive its success. He took over the company when competition was intense and he turned to three clear strategies – recommit to quality, embrace technology and think bigger and be stronger in international markets. Iger is one of the world’s most recognized CEOs and this book gives you the opportunity to read through his leadership challenges and successes over the 15 years he served at Disney.
During our first session in June, we are thrilled to welcome ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro. His insights and collaborations with Bob during his career will be highlighted during the session. You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!
 
Below is a description from Amazon:
 
In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including:
Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming.
Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity.
Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale.
Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them.
This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology.
 
 
This session of WICT New England’s Chapter Chat is open to the first 100 members who register. Complimentary books will be provided and you will have the option to choose either an ebook or hard copy during the registration process.  
Sponsorship opportunities to support this program are available. Please contact partnershipwictne@gmail.com to learn more.