Purposeful Disruption

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 170 – reinvention readiness

By on Apr 2, 2018 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Creating Space, Discovery Process, Disruption, Fundamentals, Growth, Making Space, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Reinvention, Reinvention Process, Sustainable | 0 comments

Are you ready for a change? In order to make it a change that lasts you need to be reinvention ready! We’ll spend this month laying out the four pillars of reinvention readiness. You can use these pillars and ask yourself if you have what it takes to make the necessary changes to yourself and/or your organization.   QUOTE IT   “Are you ready for...

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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 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 152 – connect with inspiration

By on Nov 27, 2017 in Connect, Creating Space, Discovery Process, Growth, Plan, Podcast, Professional Development, Purposeful Disruption | 0 comments

    The holiday season is a time for reflection. Now is the time to think about how we are going to approach the next year. Make some space to think about how you want to continue to move yourself forward. How are you going to approach 2018? We are encouraging you to install some kind of sabbatical in your plans. It doesn’t have to be months or...

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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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