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The PureReinvention blog is an ongoing dialogue where the PureReinvention team and guest authors write about their experiences and applications of the PureReinvention model.

Purposeful Disruption

Purposeful Disruption

By on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog, Disruption, Reinvention | 0 comments

I recently read an article in an association publication that dismissed the concept of disruption and theorized that instead associations should maintain business priorities consistent with current trends, and that perhaps the key to success for associations is to be boring. It quickly became obvious my idea of disruption and that of the author were quite different....

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Disruption: Beyond Innovation

Disruption: Beyond Innovation

By on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog, Disruption | 0 comments

DISRUPTION: WHAT IT ISN’T The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don’t react to it decades later. You can’t fight innovation. Ryan Kavanaugh To start here with disruption, we must first look at what disruption is not. While Kavanaugh has an excellent point, he falls trap to a very easy rabbit hole associated with disruption. Innovation and...

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Building a Culture of Collaboration: Why Group Norms and Shared Values are Essential

Building a Culture of Collaboration: Why Group Norms and Shared Values are Essential

By on Dec 5, 2016 in Behavior, Blog, Collaboration, Connect, Consensus | 0 comments

By Monica Moser Have you ever had the experience of feeling lucky to be in the right place at the right time? That is exactly how I feel about working at the Jackson Community Foundation at a time in the history of Jackson, Michigan when there are so many dedicated, thoughtful and exuberant leaders in the right seats on the leadership bus. As we began working...

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Connect:

Connect:

By on Sep 20, 2016 in Blog, Collaboration, Connect, Growth, Reinvention, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Simple as 1-2-3!   By Carrie Ramirez, guest blogger for PureReinvention I have the good fortune of being an integrator. What is an integrator you might ask? It is a person who leads through trust, cultivation of relationships, and connection. I see us as connected through a web of wants, needs, emotions, and activities and I use that web to accomplish goals and...

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Detroit: A Learning Laboratory for Reinvention

Detroit: A Learning Laboratory for Reinvention

By on Aug 17, 2016 in Blog, Connect, Detroit, Disruption, Move, Ownership, Reinvention, Reinvention Laboratory, Simplify | 0 comments

Why Detroit?   Since late 2014, Mike Bills and I have traveled to Detroit on a monthly basis to record PureReinvention interviews. The podcasts created from those interviews primarily focus on the movers and shakers at the grassroots level – that’s where the most exciting stories of reinvention can be found. I just finished working on Mike and Jodi’s podcast...

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The One Page Strategic Plan: The PureReinvention Approach to Strategic Planning

The One Page Strategic Plan: The PureReinvention Approach to Strategic Planning

By on Jul 12, 2016 in Accountability, Blog, Ownership, Plan, Process, Reinvention, Simplify, Stakeholders, Strategic Planning, Sustainable, Vision | 0 comments

Keep the plan short, sweet and MANAGEABLE!   We know that strategic plans in the past have always been cumbersome. Strategic plans are an exercise that people do on a weekend or a staff retreat, and then it sits on a shelf. If it’s one page and easily digestible, you’re more apt to keep it in front of you. Over the years, I have seen tremendous...

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