Accountability

Episode 172 – Erin Patten – defying all odds

By on Apr 16, 2018 in Accountability, Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Discovery Process, Disruption, Fear, Lead by Action, Passion, Plan, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Reinvention, Risk, Starters, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

  Erin Patten is very accomplished with a Harvard business degree and a Kresge Fellow highlighting her impressive resume. She walked away from the standard career path to chase her dream of being an entrepreneur. In January 2018 she launched DaO Detroit. DaO stands for “defy all odds” and Erin personifies that sentiment.   QUOTE IT   “[My...

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Episode 171 – Dene Westbrook – building on the “ah ha” moments

By on Apr 9, 2018 in Accountability, Associations, Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Discovery Process, Executive Coach, Growth, Lead by Action, Leadership, Move, Ownership, Passion, Podcast, Professional Development, Reinvention, Reinvention Process, Starters | 0 comments

  Dene is a graduate of our STARTERS program last May. We saw from the beginning that she was reinvention ready and was in a great position to fly with her new promotion and added responsibilities with the Michigan Municipal League. Dene is a perfect example of what it takes to be reinvention ready. Listen as Mike talks to Dene about how she has built a network...

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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 138 – Dan Gilmartin – expanding the rolodex to think big

By on Aug 21, 2017 in Accountability, Associations, Behavior, Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Disruption, Diversity, Growth, Lead by Action, Leadership, Municipality, Networking, Plan, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Simplify, Vision | 0 comments

If you want to see someone who lives the “what’s next?” mantra, look no further than Dan Gilmartin of the Michigan Municipal League. The Michigan Municipal League has received national attention for its placemaking approach to community building and isn’t resting on its laurels. Listen as Dan explains how he’s given license by his board...

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Episode 137 – Summer Minnick – running without expectations

By on Aug 14, 2017 in Accountability, Behavior, Change, Failure, Fear, Growth, Plan, Podcast, Simplify, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

  Summer Minnick has achieved high levels of success through drive and planning. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can’t prepare you for everything. Summer shares her experiences on how several unexpected turns of events affected her and how she turned these situations into positive outcomes.   QUOTE IT “Everybody likes an element of...

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Episode 134 – Doug Small – attitude, character & enthusiasm

By on Jul 24, 2017 in Accountability, Behavior, Board of Directors, Connect, Customer Expectations, Lead by Action, Leadership, Networking, Podcast, Reinvention, Simplify | 0 comments

Grand Rapids has had a vibe for some time and has become a prime Midwest destination in spite of not having a major sports team. This week’s guest is chief experience officer of Experience Grand Rapids, Doug Small and is the promoter in chief of this gem of a city. Doug shares his thoughts on how team building and thinking differently has built Grand Rapids to the...

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