Bob Iger Talks About Winding Down At Disney
December will see Bob Iger depart Disney…
“Say it ain’t so, Bob. Say it ain’t so.”
Soon, Bob Iger, Disney’s executive chairman, 70, will step aside from the company after 47 years.
And now, as he looks ahead to his December departure, he is talking about his time with The Mouse.
Take Stock of a Career
“I did not want to overstay my welcome,” he told Alan Fleischman of the show Leadership Matters. “I wanted the timing to be right, and 15 years [as CEO] felt like enough.”
Quotable Bob Iger
Here are some more of the best bits:
I felt very strongly in moving on, and just seeing what was on the other side. It had nothing to do with being tired. It had nothing to do with frustration.”
I’m doing a little bit of teaching, a little bit of leading by example, a little bit of cajoling. And I imagine that in these next few months, I’ll end up slowly becoming less and less relevant…”
I’m not retiring. I can’t possibly do that. First of all, my wife’s still working, my kids are all out of the house, I’m not gonna sit around the house binge watching television shows…”
When Covid hit, we at least had something to turn to, and I think it kept the company vibrant because there was a beacon of hope.”
The Bob Iger interview on Leadership Matters premiere’s April 6.
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