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 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 148 – walking magnets waiting to connect

By on Oct 30, 2017 in Behavior, Connect, Podcast, Sustainable | 0 comments

Let’s face it: even  the most shy of us require some degrees of human interaction. They’re necessary on both a personal and professional level. In this week’s episode, team members Sonya Robinson and Mike Bills discuss with our October co-host, Erin Patten of Ponyride, how we can build sustainable and enriching connections.   QUOTE IT  ...

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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 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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