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.

 

 

Direct download: Episode_165_-_the_ingredients_of_move_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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.

 

Direct download: Episode_164_Anika_Goss-Foster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The Detroit City Football Club was founded in 2012 and is one of the most successful minor league soccer teams in North America. The team was founded as a vehicle to organize the community and regularly sells out its 7,000 seat stadium in Hamtramck. Listen as Mike talks with Sean Mann, CEO and co-owner of Detroit City Football Club about the club's founding and how they earned a loyal fan base.

QUOTE IT

“A gathering place in the city at a time when there's only a handful of restaurants and bars." (6:39)

“Being the host of the party instead of the life of the party." (11:03)

DIG IN

  • (4:03) Soccer as the vehicle for being active in the community.
  • (5:19) A growth spurt.
  • (7:16) A small neighborhood activity generates a large amount of enthusiasm.
  • (18:58) Creating a stronger financial footing.

 

Tip of the Week

Ask yourself: Is your customer experience being driven top down or bottom up?

 

Direct download: Episode_163_Sean_Mann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

We continue discussing the move fundamental in PureReinvention with our February co-host, Shari Milliken, finance director with Michigan Municipal League. Mike and Shari discuss executive development and the importance of listening.

 

QUOTE IT

 

“You have to continue to better yourself." (1:42)

“Bringing the leading edge to your people." (4:28)

 

DIG IN

  • (1:23) Importance of continuous movement in executive development.
  • (1:55) Executive awareness.
  • (4:02) Pursue change.
  • (4:39) Nurturing individualism.

Tip of the Week

The best listeners are also keen observers.

 

Direct download: Episode_162_Feb_Intro_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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