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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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Recent Posts

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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Everyone Wins With This Retailer!

Leadership Low Down
June 13, 2016 4:00 PM

Nicole Medich McCurdy was born to shop. The age of 4 she worked in her mom’s gift shop and her dad’s sporting goods store. But like most of us, Nicole took a detour but soon found her passion in retail. What a store, what a culture, what an experience to shop in her store Eclections. Listen as Nicole gives away brilliant nuggets of experiential wisdom in believing in yourself, trusting your abilities and creating a culture where everyone wins. Nicole is a dynamic leader with many insights into the journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur. 

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Updated Labor Ruling Has HRMServices Pushing Forward!

Leadership Low Down
June 7, 2016 11:00 AM

Jodi Schafer is the owner of HRMServices, a ‘surrogate’ Human Resources department for small businesses. Jodi has built an incredible business that meets the need for all of us in small business and the nonprofit sectors.

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This Soccer Coach is Leading the Way for Many Generations

Leadership Low Down
May 27, 2016 1:00 PM

 The National Sales Director of Neogen, Greg McNeil loves life, leadership and finds value in both success and significance. Greg has been an entrepreneur, a director at Starbucks in Seattle and now is investing his one handful of life at Neogen. He finds time to work out everyday and a decision he made 35 years ago and it is still paying dividends today with the energy and passion to help Neogen compete internationally. The truly remarkable thing about Greg is his passion to serve kids as a soccer coach for 20+ years and a Big Brother with BBBS as well. Listen as Dr. Phil pulls out of Greg some leadership nuggets that are sure to brighten you day and inspire you on your leadership journey.

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How Rabbi Joseph Kraoff is Truly and Influencer

Leadership Low Down
May 19, 2016 8:30 AM

 

Rabbi Joseph Krakoffis an influencer. Yes, he is a Rabbi, a clergyman if you will but truly he is an influencer. His leadership is evidenced from LA to NYC, Jerusalem to DC. His manner is easy as you would expect from a person who career revolves around peace but his passion for influencing other leaders about doing what is good, right and best is rooted in the Law.

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Greg Brogan - the Reluctant Leader!

Leadership Low Down
May 3, 2016 4:00 PM


Greg Brogan is a reluctant leader, he is humble yet strong, principled but fluid, insightful yet studious. In short, Greg is the kind of leader we all wish we were more like. Greg is the managing partner for Brogan, Reed, Van Gorder and Associates, BRV Benefits for short.

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The Pass/Fail Grades Associated with Leadership Tests

Leadership Low Down
April 15, 2016 11:00 AM


Every leader has tests. These tests reveal our inward poverty, plateau or progress with leadership challenges. As leaders, we must eventually pass every test that comes our way. Unfortunately, experience is the cruelest teacher because it gives us the test first and the lesson afterward. Listen as Dr. Phil and Robert Tucker Jr. discuss the pass fail grades associated with Leadership Tests.

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Creating Positive Change Through Customer Relations

Leadership Low Down
April 8, 2016 9:27 AM


Leading one of Michigan's most successful and largest school districts, Clarence Garner is highly sought after across difference businesses to discuss one of his passions, customer service.

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