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Leadership Low Down

Leadership Low Down, co-hosted by Dr. Phil Knight and Vic Verchereau, provides positive and practical principles for leaders who want to multiply their influence and take their team to the next level of effectiveness.

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Accountability Matters

Leadership Low Down
January 26, 2017 12:00 PM

Robert Tucker Jr knows what is missing in the corporate workplace today, accountability. This retired VP of Jackson National Life wants to see a return to when people owned their actions and accountability was a catalyst for greater effectiveness. Listen as Bob and Dr. Phil discuss how to give accountability it’s proper place in your work place.

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H.R. prospective on overtime rules

Leadership Low Down
November 23, 2016 1:00 PM

Jodi Schafer updates the Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Regulations ruling set to impact businesses December 1, 2016. On this episode of Leadership Lowdown get an HR firm's perspective on the issue. If you are team leader or small business owner Jodi’s offers not only up to the minute information on the ruling itself but shares how her clients are adjusting their workforce strategy and offers how to counsel on communicating with your team.  

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Connecting the dots between Education and Work!

Leadership Low Down
November 14, 2016 9:00 AM

Dr. Phil Knight interviews Executive Director Kristin Harrington of Jobs for Michigan Graduates. The work of this worthy project is having noticeable effect on small business. JMG is connecting the dots between the educational experience and the Michigan’s need for high quality character filled trainable workers. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates has grown their impact and influence considerably under the leadership of Kristin Harrington. 

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Recognized Leader in Fund Development Strategies for Nonprofits

Leadership Low Down
November 11, 2016 6:00 PM

Cedric Richner is a nationally recognized leader in fund development strategies for nonprofits. Mr. Richner’s expertise and experience has allowed his influence to grow exponentially. Prior to beginning the Richner&Richner company, Cedric served as Executive Director for the Midwest & Southern States Region for the University of Michigan’s $1.4 billion “Campaign for Michigan.” Dr. Phil pulls out of Cedric gems of leadership wisdom about  influence, work culture, process and the unique position of being an small business entrepreneur that serves the nonprofit community.

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Leadership Impacts One Neighborhood At A Time

Leadership Low Down
October 17, 2016 4:30 PM

Chris Lambert is a the CEO of Life Remodeled in Detroit. Mr. Lambert leads one of the most unique large impact non profits in the city. Life Remodeled impacts one entire neighborhood at a time by restoring properties, cleaning up 300 blocks within one week with 10,000 volunteers and bringing new life into existing places that serves the entire community. Chris’s driven but nuanced leadership style is best described as the perfect balance between organic and organized. Find out more at http://www.liferemoldeled.com

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Brian Karwowski: Being in Control of the Controllables

Leadership Low Down
September 26, 2016 5:00 PM

Brian Karwowski is the owner, founder and leader of Determined Marketing. Brian’s message of the impact of mentors in his life, to desiring to own a small business from a young age is inspiring to all of who have a dream. Brian's principles of business are absolute gold for any business owner or entrepreneur, from ‘Control the controllable’ to ‘2 things every person should earn is respect and trust’, are examples of the principled driven ideas that guide Brian's leadership of Determined Marketing. 

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Scott Schropp: Leaving a legacy that matters

Leadership Low Down
September 21, 2016 12:00 PM

Scott Schropp is a certified Private Wealth Practitioner with Merrill Lynch. Scott has a wealth of experience in trusts, money management and wealth accumulation. He works with families through 4 generations and has created a process to help ensure intergenerational equity in both the business and philanthropic sectors. Scott and his team are helping change the conversation about wealth accumulation that help sustain the efforts in our business and our charities. Listen as Dr. Phil Knight shares insights from Scott Schropp’s interview about leadership, equity accumulation and leaving a legacy that matters on the Leadership Lowdown. 

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Dr. Jeff Dwyer: Not Your Typical PhD

Leadership Low Down
September 7, 2016 3:30 PM

Dr. Jeff Dwyer is not your typical PhD. He gets it, he gets his hands dirty, he understands farming, nutrition education, leadership, small business and entrepreneurship. Jeff gets it. Dr. Dwyer is the leader of the Michigan State University Extension and he and his team are serving 82 of Michigan’s 83 counties. He knows what it is like to lead a wide variety of people living in a vast geographical area who are accountable and inspired. Hear his insights only on the MBN.

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Spreading the Woosah!

Leadership Low Down
August 30, 2016 2:00 PM

Dr. Phil and the MBN team have watched Erica Lang grow as a leader, entrepreneur, award winning artist and business owner and now one of Michigan’s most influential artists. Erica and Dr. Phil along with Art Educator Leah Carroll discuss art as a means to influence society, as a business and as therapy.

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The Importance Of Policy And Decision Making

Leadership Low Down
August 19, 2016 4:00 PM

Dr. Paul Elam is quickly becoming one of Michigan’s most influential thinkers. The leader of Public Policy Associates is a regular guest co host on the LeadershipLowdown and today Paul thinks with Dr. Phil about the importance of policy and decision making that  is equitable and leads all the citizens of Michigan to the opportunity to build wealth and a sustainable lifestyle. Dr. Elam is helping shape the future of Michigan with his keen insight into the unique yet solvable challenges we face as a state. Dr. Paul Elam and Dr. Phil Knight share about influencing the influencers on the Michigan Business Network.

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