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The Walt Disney Company
Transcript of The Walt Disney Company
Robert Allen Iger
By: Mavericks - Deepesh Kc, Samantha Kruapansak, Dreama Lumpkins, Amy Nguyen, Akhtar Sagarwala
Iger's Leadership Style
"It starts with a great team and then it is about finding ways to keep them in relentless pursuit of perfection and winning the right way. That means working hard and being creative, but never putting the integrity of the company on the line."
-Studied at Ithaca College and pursued his dreams of working in television
Disney's Fun King
"The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation."
-Robert A. Iger
"The business units had to feel not only a sense of empowerment but a sense of ownership over their own destinies, and thus a sense they were trusted"
Inspires employees to take risks.
Knows that mistakes are bound to happen.
In his opinion, a good leader must tolerate failure.
Trusts the people who work for him to make 90% of the decisions at the company.
Behaves Open- Mindedly
"Bob is someone who is genuinely admired, respected, and incredibly charming. But underneath that is a really determined executive, and when the killer instinct is required he has got in in a big way."
Provides active direction and standards
Autonomy and responsibility
Acts as a catalyst to create creativity
Iger's Coaching Style
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. If you don't give people the chance to fail, you won't innovate."
-Robert A. Iger
Determined, Hardworking, Passionate
Pushing His Career Further
-1989 promoted once more as President and Chef Operating officer of ABC Entertainment
Do What's Right
1st year at ABC - left building in handcuffs
Takes fall for team failures
Never jeopardize company integrity
Fixed the wrongs
Iger And The People
Parks and Resorts
Moved all studio chiefs
Meetings less autocratic
Leaves office in Burbank
-Robert A Iger was born on February 10, 1951 to a Jewish family in Long Island, New York.
Disney Consumer Product
Believe in themselves
Believe in company
Most Powerful People in Business (2005, 2006)
TOP GUN CEO Forbes Magazine (2009)
Best CEO by Institutional Magazine (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Market Watch CEO of the Year (2006)
CEO of the Year Executive Magazine (2014)
-His father, Arthur Iger, was a World War II veteran.
-Arthur Iger then worked as an executive vice president and general manager of Greenvale Marketing Corporation.
-His mother Mimi Iger, worked at a junior high school in Oceanside New York.
-When Robert Iger was about ten years old he knew he wanted to work in television.
-Iger has been married twice.
-His first marriage to Kathleen Iger ended up in divorce.
-They have 2 daughters.
-In 1995 Robert Iger married Willow Bay.
-She was a journalist and television personality in an interfaith Jewish and Roman Catholic service in Bridgehampton, New York.
-They have 2 sons.
-He currently resides in Los Angles California.
-After Iger graduated he went to work in Ithaca, New York for a local news station
-1974 Iger moved to New York City where he was hired by ABC as a studio supervisor
-This position gave him leeway to work a variety of programs including game shows on the network
-1976 Iger joined ABC Sports
-Held management and executive positions for 12 years
-In 1985 he was named V.P. in charge of program planning and development
-2 years later Iger was promoted to become V.P. of programming altogether
-Iger was heavily concerned with the network's programing
-Iger remained with ABC after the 1996 merger of the network and its parent company Capital Cities with Disney
-Worked for both ABC and Disney
-Chair of the ABC Group
-President of Walt Disney Internation
-Managed Disney's interests abroad
-In 2000 Iger was named President and Chief Operating officer of Disney where not soon long after he stepped away with working for ABC directly
-Iger became CEO of Disney after Eisner in 2005
-Still current Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Committee for The Walt Disney Company