The 3 Principles That Have Driven Disney CEO Bob Iger His Whole Life

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Bob Iger shared the 3 principles that have carried him from a janitor job to the CEO of a billion-dollar corporation.

Bob Iger shared the 3 principles that have carried him from a janitor job to the chief executive of a billion-dollar corporation, according to Business Insider.

Bob Iger has been the head of The Walt Disney Co. since 2005 and is largely credited for the monumental growth and performance of the company. His actions and successes have not gone unnoticed, at least to shareholders. Since Iger took the reigns in 2005, the stock is up 492 percent and analysts predict Disney Plus could drive that number even higher.

Iger credits three leadership principles that allowed him to go from a high-school janitor to a successful CEO. The first principle Iger says is “knowing who you are and not pretending to be anything else."

Iger’s next principle is to take the road less traveled, which he did by innovating Disney. "You can't allow tradition to get in the way of innovation," Iger said. "There's a need to respect the past, but it's a mistake to revere your past."

The last principle is to always be optimistic. His positive attitude has been a large contributor to his success. "When you come to work, you've got to show enthusiasm and spirit," Iger said. "You can't let people see you brought down by the experience of failure. You don't have that luxury."

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