Do you plan retreats for your organization? Do you find it difficult to put together inspiring programs for your team? Look no further than PureReinvention! The PureReinvention team has spent the last two years looking for inspiring people and stories from the Detroit experience to help you create a retreat that will invigorate your team. In this episode, Mike and Jodi talk to Julie Novak and Ben Louagie of the Michigan State Medical Society about their experience with a PureReinvention retreat.

Sponsored by:

WillPower Consulting


QUOTE IT

“People are doing hard things in a lot of different places and they're being very successful at it.” (8:04)

“We had an opportunity to not only learn but also experience and see things that were outside of where our normal paths would lead us.” (9:38)

“The value of it carries on long beyond the experience itself.” (13:02)

“Placing what is important ahead of what is urgent.” (19:50)


DIG IN

(2:44) Michigan State Medical Society's reasoning for a corporate retreat.
(5:27) The value in retreating to a unique and relevant space.
(12:06) The most dramatic return on investment for Michigan State Medical Society.


TIP OF THE WEEK:

Investigate the PureReinvention corporate retreat offering. We intentionally construct an experience that will take each participant through the five fundamentals of PureReinvention using Detroit's reinvention as the learning laboratory to highlight these steps.

Direct download: 089_Corporate_Retreats_Final.mp3
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Mindy is a go-getter. She gets things done. You'd think someone with this temperament wouldn't have time for other's opinions, but you'd be wrong. Collaborating and connecting are a vital part of how Mindy accomplishes things. Listen to this episode as Mike talks to Mindy about the power of connecting and collaborating in her role as President/Executive Director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Experience Jackson.

Sponsored by:

MB Strategies

QUOTE IT

“There is very little in this day and age that hasn’t already been tried. So, why not learn from the people that did it.” (6:57)


“What roadblocks . . . will I run into that I don’t even see coming?” (7:17)

“What are we not going to do?” (14:44)

“Try to use my two ears more than my one mouth.” (15:51)

DIG IN

(5:08) How the chamber transferred lessons learned from Midtown Detroit.
(10:00) How to measure movement.
(11:06) Barriers to movement.

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Establish "check points" in your project timeline to stop and see who's still with you. If key players have dropped out, find out why and adjust your strategy.

Direct download: 088_Mindy_Bradish-Orta_Final.mp3
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Jordan Skole is a marketing automation consultant and has had a great deal of experience in helping clients simplify their lives through asking the right questions. In this episode Mike talks with Jordan about his recent work with The Iron Yard's Detroit Campus training the next generation of software developers.

Sponsored by:


HRM Services

 

QUOTE IT


“Simplify . . . Remove a lot of the noise. Focus on the signal.” (2:37)

“The goal is to keep . . . in the struggling productively zone.” (7:27)

“Go after, seek and capture what we want to create . . .” (11:32)


DIG IN


The value of uncomfortable situations. (4:39)
Define the zone of struggling productively. (7:35)
How the city of Detroit connects to individuals and businesses. (9:15)

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Mentors are great to bounce ideas, be honest and share emotional struggles. Use several mentors to get different perspectives, but have the courage to make your own decisions.

Mentors are great to bounce ideas, be honest and share emotional struggles. Use several mentors to get different perspectives, but have the courage to make your own decisions.

Direct download: Ep_087_Jordan_Skole_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Ever wonder why PureReinvention spends so much time in Detroit? We've spent quite a bit of time over the last two years interviewing movers and shakers from many different communities in Detroit. Detroit is the learning laboratory and shows us all the fundamentals of PureReinvention every day. Listen to Mike and Jodi talk about what Detroit means to the PureReinvention project.

QUOTE IT


“Study it [Detroit] from other people’s perspectives in the city.” (9:15)
“Openly share the bumps and bruises that they got along the way.” (9:35)
“Detroit could be the spark for others to be inspired by reinvention.” (9:49)

DIG IN

(3:21) How Detroit embodies the five steps of PureReinvention?
(11:49) The value of the PureReinvention experience.


TIP OF THE WEEK:

Take a trip to Detroit and experience first hand reinvention in action.

Direct download: 086_Short_Why_Detroit_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

All of us have some kind of passion in us though most have that passion held back by fear. This week's guest, Karlene Belyea has many hats. She's the CEO of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, a motivational speaker, a consultant, and a singer in a band. Karlene looks for the passion inside people and helps to bring it out.

 

QUOTE IT

"I have this fire within me that wants to burn brightly and get out . . . I am going to stir things up . . . and do some new things." (6:29) 

"All great changes are preceded by chaos." (9:53)

"We aren’t responsible for our first thought but we are responsible for the second thought and what comes out of our mouth." (12:36) 

DIG IN

(3:39) Where reinvention starts.
(6:55) How to follow your passion and get out of your comfort zone.
(11:15) Chaos is a step into creating movement.
(12:42) Use power lead to spin negativity.

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Use a "power lead" to address negativity in the workplace. Set the tone in your conversations by making positive statements to begin the conversation.

Direct download: Karlene_Belyea_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

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