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 151 – Marlin Williams – the personal sabbatical

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Assessment Phase, Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Creating Space, Detroit, Diversity, Lead by Action, Leadership, Making Space, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Marlin Williams has found her calling in helping to diversify industries. Marlin’s path to where she is now is amazing. She started as a mortician, implemented diversity programs for a couple Fortune 500 industries and now lends her talents to TechTown Detroit. She is also the founder of Sisters Code, which is dedicated to exposing women from the ages of 25-85...

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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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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 129 Cindy Bowen and Deanna Richeson – seeing ahead of your members

By on Jun 19, 2017 in Accountability, Association Culture, Associations, Board Leadership, Board of Directors, Board President, Change, Collaboration, Committees, Connect, Growth, Lead by Action, Leadership, Ownership, Passion, Plan, Podcast, Vision, Women in Leadership |   The relationship between a board of directors and a CEO is often undefined and can change based on the management style of the leadership. This week we explore a successful case of board leadership working in tandem with their new CEO as we talk with Cindy...

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Episode 128 – Deanna Richeson – pushing for quantum growth

By on Jun 12, 2017 in Accountability, Associations, Board Leadership, Board of Directors, Board President, Collaboration, Committees, Leadership, Ownership, Podcast, Reinvention, Risk, Vision, Women in Leadership | 0 comments   Deanna Richeson has accomplished a lot in her first year at the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association. The association’s annual conference set a record for attendance and she initiated a workforce development job fair that attracted over 400 attendees. That’s...

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