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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 143 – the culture of growth

By on Sep 25, 2017 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Growth, Lead by Action, Leadership, Plan, Podcast, Reinvention, Simplify, Sustainable, Teamwork | 0 comments

The end of September brings to an end our focus on the simplify fundamental of the PureReinvention process. We thought we would leave you with a short episode with our co-host Anita Quillen, CEO of Quillen Holdings, talking about tips she uses to simplify her management and personal life and how she balances both of them.   QUOTE IT “Control your fear so it...

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Episode 142 – Melissa Butler – buying what you believe

By on Sep 18, 2017 in Change, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Disruption, Diversity, Growth, Market Relevance, Millennial, Ownership, Passion, Plan, Podcast, Reinvention, Simplify, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Melissa Butler is a dynamic person. We met her when touring Pony Ride with our spring STARTERS program. She is the founder and CEO of The Lip Bar. She was on Shark Tank and although they didn’t get funded, they got tremendous exposure and Melissa had the ability to take advantage of the added interest in her product. Her marketing shatters all traditional...

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Episode 141 – Mark Denson – the can do attitude

By on Sep 11, 2017 in Adaptive Reuse, Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Creating Space, Detroit, Disruption, Diversity, Learning Laboratory, Networking, Podcast, Reinvention, Reinvention Process, Simplify, Sustainable | 0 comments

Mark Denson, director of business attraction at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, gives a unique perspective on Detroit’s current resurgence and its roots in the planning that led to Detroit hosting the Super Bowl in 2006. Listen as Mark shares his observations of the Detroit story from his unique prespective.   QUOTE IT “Our problems were great...

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Episode 140 – transparency in communication

By on Sep 4, 2017 in Collaboration, Connect, Diversity, Lead by Action, Leadership, Podcast, Simplify, Sustainable, Teamwork, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

We kick off September with Anita-Marie Quillen, CEO Quillen Holdings. In this episode, Mike talks with Anita about how she uses the simplify process in PureReinvention to effectively communicate with employees.   QUOTE IT “A thoughtful reduction to solutions.” (3:13)   “[The responsibility of a boss or leader] Continue growth from all the individuals...

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