Disruption

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 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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Episode 156 – the STARTERS experience

By on Dec 25, 2017 in Connect, Detroit, Discovery Process, Disruption, Education, Lead by Action, Learning Laboratory, Making Space, Millennial, Podcast, Reinvention, Reinvention Laboratory, Starters | 0 comments

    We wrap up 2017 with a bang! Listen to Mike and co-host Lauren Snyder, marketing and communications specialist for American Hort, discuss Lauren’s experience in the October STARTERS program. Lauren shares with us her takeaways and how she’s using PureReinvention to move forward. QUOTE IT   “Evolution beyond PowerPoint.” (2:11)  ...

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Episode 154 – Lauren Kase – mutual mentorship

By on Dec 11, 2017 in Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Disruption, Generational Shift, Millennial, Podcast, Professional Development, Support Group, Sustainable, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

    Lauren Kase is a San Francisco native that stayed in Detroit after receiving her degree from the University of Michigan. She is the Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Floyd Detroit. Listen this week as we discover what attracts the millennials to Detroit, Floyd’s unique positioning in the furniture industry and the importance of mutual...

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Episode 150 – Melissa Butler – the infliction of arbitrary deadlines

By on Nov 13, 2017 in Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Disruption, Lead by Action, Market Relevance, Move, Plan, Podcast, Risk, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

We had so many gems from our talk with Melissa Butler, that we had to make two episodes! The first episode can be heard here. In this episode, Melissa discusses how she started The Lip Bar and her advice to would be entrepreneurs out there.   QUOTE IT   “If you don’t like your situation, change it.” (6:21)   “Don’t rush it … Launch with something that...

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