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 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 163 – Sean Mann – being the host, not the life of the party

By on Feb 12, 2018 in Behavior, Bottom Up Reinvention, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Growth, Lead by Action, Ownership, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Stakeholders | 0 comments

  The Detroit City Football Club was founded in 2012 and is one of the most successful minor league soccer teams in North America. The team was founded as a vehicle to organize the community and regularly sells out its 7,000 seat stadium in Hamtramck. Listen as Mike talks with Sean Mann, CEO and co-owner of Detroit City Football Club about the club’s...

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Episode 161 – Connect: Detroit – A professional development opportunity like no other

By on Jan 29, 2018 in Connect: Detroit, Creating Space, Detroit, Education, Growth, Leadership, Learning Laboratory, Making Space, Podcast, Professional Development, Reinvention, Reinvention Laboratory | 0 comments

We are so excited to announce the launch of a professional development opportunity like no other. Connect: Detroit will be a one day experience in Detroit on May 22. This experience is designed for high functioning executives who are interested in rolling up their sleeves, feeling a little uncomfortable and experiencing the reinvention that is happening in Detroit....

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Episode 158 – the Compuware relocation story

By on Jan 8, 2018 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Detroit, Disruption, Diversity, Fear, Move, Podcast, Reinvention, Teamwork | 0 comments

    While we were interviewing Marlin Williams, we discovered that she was responsible for key elements of the Compuware move to downtown Detroit from Farmington Hills in 2003. The story was fascinating to us and we decided to dedicate an episode to this part of Marlin’s story.   QUOTE IT “How do you cast a wider net?” (6:17)   “I wasn’t...

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