should have been a progressive thinker by recognizing that talent stems from diversity.Through his failures, it can be learned that a leader must have concern for people as well as concern for productions. A concern for people means taking proper care of followers and valuing the needs of others. This aids in high production as well as high morale. A concern for productions involves the leader paying attention to production, and employee efficiency by identifying roles and responsibilities. It is evident that Walt Disney failed to pay attention to these two concepts and faced the consequences of the $4 million bankruptcy. If he considered thefollowing suggestions, productivity and efficiency would have been maximized.Part 1: Analysis Of Situation4
Overview Of Walt Disney Walt Disney was born with a love of art on December 5th, 1901, and mastered his artistic skills by tracing the cartoons in the newspapers (Medeiros, 2018). At the age of seven, he sold his drawings to help his financially struggling family. Walt never enjoyed school, and became a high-school dropout at the age of 16 when he left to join the Red Cross Ambulance Corps. (Medeiros, 2018).He started Disney Brothers Studio with his brother, Roy, and the duo created animated short films along with Walt’s first major character for Universal Studios, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Medeiros, 2018). This character was a huge success, and became popular with a line of merchandise. Their company quickly became one of the most popular motion-picture companies across the world (Medeiros, 2018). With his successes, Walt founded amusement parks such as Disney World, Disneyland, and went on to win twenty-two Academy Awards. His life was a story of many successes but many failures, and to this day, when pondering the Happiest Place on Earth, Walt Disney always comes to mind (‘Walt Disney Biography,’ 2019).Lifetime GoalsInitially, Walt Disney began developing his art skills to help his financially struggling family. However, he quickly became motivated to do other things and soon Walt Disney BrothersStudio was born (‘Walt Disney Biography,’ 2019). He wanted to be as financially and emotionally successful as possible, thus creating a name for himself. He wanted to draw characters and produce short films for huge production companies and he wasn’t letting anythingget in his way.Failures As A Leader5
As successful as Walt Disney was, there were many times where he made poor decisions and failed in leadership roles. The biggest concern was when he pushed the company him and hisbrother had originally started into more than $4 million in debt (Kober, 2010). This demonstratesan example of poor leadership due to the fact that it was because of poor decisions that negatively impacted himself, his company, his staff and his customers.
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