Episode 168 – Cornetta Lane – building a new story

By on Mar 19, 2018 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Detroit, Disruption, Growth, Lead by Action, Move, Passion, Support Group, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Cornetta suffered a tragedy not so long ago by losing her father and found out about the details on the evening news. She needed to process her grief and took the opportunity to share her father’s story through the secret society of twisted storytellers. Cornetta found that process to be so cathartic that she has dedicated her career to helping others to tell...

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Episode 167 – Eric Thomas – using stories to move forward

By on Mar 12, 2018 in Behavior, Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Diversity, Education, Lead by Action, Market Relevance, Networking, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Stakeholders | 0 comments

Eric Thomas is a story teller. He’s been one all his life. Now, he uses his unique skills to help is clients tell their stories. Listen this week as Mike gets Eric’s unique perspective on how to move your cause forward through emotional connections.   QUOTE IT   “Storytelling saved my life.” (3:43)   “Remember that we are people....

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Episode 166 – motivate to move

By on Mar 5, 2018 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Connect: Detroit, Fear, Growth, Leadership, Ownership, Passion, Plan, Podcast | 1 comment

    Mike talks with this month’s co-host, PureReinvention’s very own Jodi Schafer, owner, HRM Services, Inc. Mike and Jodi discuss how Jodi is moving her company forward as well as discuss the March line up of interviews that we have in store for you.   QUOTE IT   “Knowing what you want to do and then having the courage to do it is...

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Episode 164 – Anika Goss-Foster – running a think and DO tank

By on Feb 19, 2018 in Adaptive Reuse, Associations, Behavior, Board of Directors, Collaboration, Connect, Connect: Detroit, Detroit, Disruption, Growth, Lead by Action, Leadership, Learning Laboratory, Plan, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Reinvention, Reinvention Laboratory, Stakeholders, Sustainable, Teamwork, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

  We’ve all heard of think tanks, but how many think and DO tanks have you heard of? Detroit Future City is committed to advancing the quality of life for all Detroiters. The organization accomplishes this by partnerships with residents and stakeholders using data driven strategies that promotes community and economic development. This week we talk with...

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Episode 162 – bringing the leading edge to your people

By on Feb 5, 2018 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Education, Executive Coach, Lead by Action, Leadership, Move, Ownership, Passion, Podcast | 0 comments

We continue discussing the move fundamental in PureReinvention with our February co-host, Shari Milliken, finance director with Michigan Municipal League. Mike and Shari discuss executive development and the importance of listening.   QUOTE IT   “You have to continue to better yourself.” (1:42)   “Bringing the leading edge to your people.”...

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Episode 160 – the Impression 5 case study, part 2

By on Jan 22, 2018 in Behavior, Board Leadership, Board of Directors, Board President, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Fundamentals, Leadership, Market Relevance, Move, Podcast, Reinvention, Simplify, Stakeholders | 0 comments

This is the second part of the Impression 5 reinvention case study with Noah Smith, Partner, Capital Services, Inc. (Listen to part 1 here.) Part 2 covers how the I-5 team used the PureReinvention fundamentals simplify, connect and move to attain the incredible growth they have enjoyed in recent years. QUOTE IT   “We got away from distractions.” (5:10)  ...

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