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Leadership Low Down

Leadership Low Down, hosted by Dr. Phil Knight, 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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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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Superintendent Clarence Garner: Succession Planning

Leadership Low Down
August 18, 2016 9:00 AM

"Success isn't success without a successor" goes the saying regarding succession planning. Dr. Phil Knight talks with Clarence Garner who is the Superintendent of the Grand Blanc Community Schools, one the top 4% of schools districts in Michigan. GBCS is only one of 19 school districts to receive this distinction. There are 542 school districts in Michigan. His ascension to the Superintendency was planned, executed and his departure will be as well. Succession planning is a value of the School Board and the entire district. Listen to Clarence share his experience during the succession process and the expectation to continue it into the future. Then listen as he shares what he is doing to take GBCS to an even higher level to effectiveness.

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Leadership on the EDGE

Leadership Low Down
August 11, 2016 2:00 PM

Lorri Rishar of EDGE Partnerships is an entrepreneur, advocate, influencer and is making things happen for her friends, family and clients. Lorri talks with Dr. Phil about why women are starting their own businesses as well how to handle challenges that are unique to women in strong positions of leadership. This episode is sure to inspire those who are thinking about stepping out on their own. 

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The Leadership Journey of Jason Kildea

Leadership Low Down
July 25, 2016 2:00 PM

When you drive through mid Michigan, particularly Lansing you will see reinvention, revitalization and renewal. New colorful buildings full tenants that are unique and inspired. The catalyst behind this work is Pat Gillespie, whom you’ve heard on this show tell his story. He is the leader I labeled the ‘Mike Illitch of Lansing” because of his vision and passion to see old things made new. Here is what I know about great leaders, they know they can’t be everything and they are emotionally secure to get great people around them that compliment them. Pat hired Jason Kildea, who has the rare and precious ability to execute! My leadership mentors all tell me, vision is awesome but in the end you have to execute. Jason Kildea is the Director of Project Management for the Gillespie Group and his ability to oversee, lead, influence and make things happen is uncanny. Listen to him share his leadership journey and how he is growing as a leader to become more effective as a influential leader who makes things happen.

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