The Podcast

Episode 168 – Cornetta Lane – building a new story

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Cornetta suffered a tragedy not so long ago by losing her father and found out about the details on the evening news. She needed to process her grief and took the opportunity to share her father’s story through the secret society of twisted storytellers. Cornetta found that process to be so cathartic that she has dedicated her career to helping others to tell their stories. Listen as Mike talks to Cornetta about storytelling helps heal and the value telling your own story.

 

QUOTE IT

 

“(Storytelling) It was impactful to me.” (12:58)

 

“It didn’t exist so I created it.” (18:18)

DIG IN

 

  • (11:08) Transferring the value of storytelling.
  • (11:40) Storytelling to connect neighborhoods.
  • (12:56) The why.

 

Tip of the Week

Look for what you share in common when communicating. You get much further when you make that connection.

 

 

Episode 167 – Eric Thomas – using stories to move forward

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Eric Thomas is a story teller. He’s been one all his life. Now, he uses his unique skills to help is clients tell their stories. Listen this week as Mike gets Eric’s unique perspective on how to move your cause forward through emotional connections.

 

QUOTE IT

 

“Storytelling saved my life.” (3:43)

 

“Remember that we are people. (11:17)

DIG IN

 

  • (3:32) The power of storytelling.
  • (5:44) The formula.
  • (15:47) Shifting the company culture.

 

Tip of the Week

Effective leaders tap into emotions to move ideas forward.

 

 

Episode 166 – motivate to move

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Mike talks with this month’s co-host, PureReinvention’s very own Jodi Schafer, owner, HRM Services, Inc. Mike and Jodi discuss how Jodi is moving her company forward as well as discuss the March line up of interviews that we have in store for you.

 

QUOTE IT

 

“Knowing what you want to do and then having the courage to do it is really where the fruit starts to comes to life.” (1:08)

DIG IN

 

  • (1:14) Key elements of move.
  • (3:14) Have a measure of courage.
  • (5:53) Expecting growth to take place.

 

Tip of the Week

Knowing what you want is only part of the equation. It’s the courage to move that idea forward that makes the success.

 

 

Episode 165 – the ingredients of move

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Movement makes the whole PureReinvention process work. It’s the purpose of the whole exercise. What makes movement work? Listen to Mike discuss the ingredients of movement with February’s co-host, Shari Milliken, finance director of the Michigan Municipal League.

QUOTE IT

 

“Look outside the paradigm and go for it.” (4:35)

DIG IN

 

  • (1:04) It’s uncomfortable.
  • (1:28) Engagement.
  • (6:37) Willingness to fail.

 

Tip of the Week

Passion maximizes new opportunities and minimizes risk of failure.

 

 

Episode 164 – Anika Goss-Foster – running a think and DO tank

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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 DFC’s executive director, Anika Goss-Foster about how the organization works to move Detroit ahead for the next 50 years.

 

QUOTE IT

 

“Create partners to make action differently.” (15:29)

 

“It needs to be in everyone’s best interest.” (19:13)

DIG IN

 

  • (9:38) Think and do.
  • (11:51) Activating the involvement.
  • (14:07) The premise of reporting to solve a problem.

 

Tip of the Week

Movement without accountability is not possible. You need to assign people responsible and deadines to facilitate real movement.