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Conclusion

Bob Iger

Lesson time 2:01 min

To conclude, Bob wishes students the best on their future, encouraging them to lead with integrity and advocate for a better world.

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Bob Iger
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Disney CEO Bob Iger teaches you the leadership skills and strategies he used to reimagine the future of one of the world’s most beloved brands.
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[MUSIC PLAYING] - When I look into the future, I try to look as far ahead as I possibly can with some degree of clarity. Obviously, the farther out you look, the less clarity there is. And at some point, you've got to know when to stop. In other words, what are the limits of future thinking and, in effect, what are the limits in terms of loss of clarity? I actually believe that one of the things a leader has to do in terms of managing people who are required to think about the future is try to set some kind of parameters-- meaning we're looking into the future, but we're only looking five years, or we're looking into the future, but let's have a 10-year horizon. If you just say to people, "We need to look into the future," obviously they would ask-- they should ask the question, well, what does that mean? How far do we go? And if you're a leader and you simply say, "Well, I don't know, just look ahead," that's meaningless and, I think, confusing and difficult for people to accept. But in leading people to think about the long term, it's very, very important to define what the long term means. [MUSIC PLAYING] My greatest hope for the next generation of business leaders is that they bring to the job great integrity and they achieve things that ultimately create a better world, creating more opportunity for people and a future that looks brighter than the present. - To infinity and beyond! [MUSIC PLAYING]


Embrace risk, build resilience

In an era of disruption, Disney CEO Bob Iger led one of the world’s most beloved brands to unprecedented success with the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Now, through case studies and lessons from 45 years in media, Bob teaches you how to evolve your business and career. Learn Bob’s strategies for expanding a brand, leading with integrity, and making big moves—from risk management to the art of negotiation.



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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I appreciate the insight to the experiences of Bob Iger. He brought clarity to execution of a lot of business principles, leadership and just being a good person. The insight into actual business cases created exposure to the process, the emotions and how his strategy aligned with the companies overall position. I grateful to have taken this Master Class. Please More like this one.

I have been a long time fan of Bob Iger as a stockholder of Disney because of what he has done. After this class, I am a fan because of who he is.

Simple, basic, compelling....work hard, look to improve and for opportunities.

His way of leadership is informative and he generously share his knowledge here. I learned a lot.


Comments

J. C.

Extraordinary to know better a person who is this bigger-than-life iconic business figure and see he could be your wonderful neighbor! Great lessons. Thank you,

Desmond L.

Quite Insightful and brilliant sharing by Bob Iger on risk taking and leadership styles :) Thank you Masterclass!

Robert Dennis N.

I enjoyed the class. I own a struggling small retail specialty business. I’m concerned about the future but plan to go forward with decisiveness and integrity. Thanks, Bob.

Taylor B.

This class did not disappoint. Bob seems like a tremendous leader who really understands people and how to lead them on the path to success. A lot of great takeaways from the class that I will hopefully apply to my own life.

A fellow student

I'd work for him!! I think that says it all for me. I really like the way he explains himself, didn't feel rushed or scripted, but clearly had a path of intention with his stories. Thank you Bob for sharing your experiences.

Jane Lisia D.

Extremely inspirational with amazing insights. I'll be putting his key points and teachings in my current business.

Ferdinand F.

Thank you very much, really great insights. From my perspective Bob is one of the most inspiring CEOs in the world. I really enjoyed this class, and there were so many interesting insights and take aways.

A fellow student

Great insights. I am definitely implementing in my current and future businesses!

Kristen W.

Bob Iger's class is substantially informative and I feel the need to re watch it again as the content is dense.

Anya

Amazing and life- affirming to hear that Bob places integrity so high on his list. All CEOs and world leaders need to follow.