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Consumers Energy, Grand Valley State University Celebrate Opening of Leadership Center in Grand Rapids

Michigan Business Network
April 28, 2017 5:00 PM

Russell Leadership Center Named for Company’s Former CEO

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 28, 2017 – Officials from Consumers Energy and Grand Valley State University today celebrated the opening of the John G. Russell Leadership Center on the school’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, which will train the next generation of leaders for the energy provider.

“Consumers Energy has a 130-year history of serving Michigan. The new Russell Leadership Center is a vital example of the way we are preparing to continue that service for generations to come,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “This new center helps us take the next step as we work to leave our company, the city of Grand Rapids and our home state of Michigan better than we found them.”

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Tips and Advice on Building Your Leadership Team

Business Next
April 7, 2017 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with trainer and leadership coach Kevin Suboski about building your leadership team. Kevin says “You know the neighborhood kid with the table in his yard? That was me. I sold candy bars to kids because the margins and turnover were much better than selling lemonade to their parents.


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New Superintendent in Charge for Grand Blanc Public Schools

Leadership Low Down
March 28, 2017 5:00 PM

Leading change is one of a leaders greatest challenges and one of the area he or she can prove their worth the quickest. Clarence Garner is the new superintendent of the Grand Blanc school district in Grand Blanc, MI.

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Revealing Blind Spots with Lean Practices

The Leaning Edge
March 14, 2017 1:30 PM

The Leaning Edge welcomes Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP to talk about how to coach and reveal blind spots in a business. Joyce has earned high praises from hundreds of businesses and organizations for her training and coaching programs that increased productivity and employee engagement in stifled workplaces where conflict, narcissists, bullying and other unhealthy workflow concerns occurred.

Hear Joyce talk about leadership blind spots as what may be preventing you from getting good results!

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Premier Security Solutions for Schools

Leadership Low Down
February 7, 2017 12:00 PM

David Forystek invested 24+ years of his life in protecting other people. He has served as a police officer, sergeant and chief with two different law enforcement agencies. Today he may have his most important assignment, protecting our children in their schools. Three and half years ago educational leaders ask David to help them with their security concerns at their school. They believe in him and today he owns Premier Security Solutions.

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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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Leading Lean Transformation and Practicing Service Leadership to Drive Change Daily

The Leaning Edge
December 19, 2016 10:00 AM

Host Debra Levantrosser welcomes Laura Kempf Lean Champion (facilitator) at Truven Health Analytics,an IBM Company, to talk about leading lean transformation and practicing service leadership to drive change daily.

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Putting Leadership into Practice

Michigan Business Beat
December 15, 2016 2:30 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Dave Heisey, President, DRH Enterprises, LLC to talk about his 20+ years experience with Dart Container Corporation as Vice President along with his new endeavor with Crestcom.  Crestcom provides interactive learning experiences that produce real business results.

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The shift in the new generation and what they value

Association Impact
December 13, 2016 3:00 PM

Cheryl Ronk talks with with Jennifer Maxson, Practice Group Leader at Varnum Consulting of Grand Rapids about the shift in the new generation and what they value compared to what older generations value and how this impacts leadership.  This is a motivating and informative segment.

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Make Your Mark for your personal leadership development and refinement

Association Impact
December 13, 2016 2:00 PM

Cheryl Ronk talks with with Jennifer Maxson, Practice Group Leader at Varnum Consulting of Grand Rapids.

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