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 165 – the ingredients of move

By on Feb 26, 2018 in Change, Fundamentals, Leadership, Move, Passion, Podcast | 0 comments

Movement makes the whole PureReinvention process work. It’s the purpose of the whole exercise. What makes movement work? Listen to Mike discuss the ingredients of movement with February’s co-host, Shari Milliken, finance director of the Michigan Municipal League. QUOTE IT   “Look outside the paradigm and go for it.” (4:35) DIG IN   (1:04)...

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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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Episode 159 – the Impression 5 case study, part 1

By on Jan 15, 2018 in Accountability, Association Culture, Board Leadership, Board President, Change, Collaboration, Disruption, Fundamentals, Growth, Market Relevance, Move, Passion, Plan, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Reinvention, Risk, Simplify | 0 comments

    The Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Michigan has seen a tremendous turnaround over the last few years under the leadership of Noah Smith. Listen as Mike and Noah discuss how I5’s board applied the PureReinvention fundamentals to position the organization into the growth phase that it has enjoyed in recent years. QUOTE IT   “People...

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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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