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Jennifer Maxson, a newer leadership expert that is making a difference

Association Impact
December 12, 2016 4:00 PM

Cheryl Ronk talks with with Jennifer Maxson, Practice Group Leader at Varnum Consulting of Grand Rapids. This segment includes an introduction to Jennifer Maxson, a newer leadership expert that is making a difference.  Learn about her story and career.  As a leadership coach, she covers the core competencies of leadership.

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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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Guide for women who want to be leaders

Business Next
October 7, 2016 9:00 AM

) Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Cynthia Kay, a past chair of the association, about her new book Stop Wishing. Stop Whining. Start Leading.: A No-Nonsense, Straight-Talk Guide for Women Who Aspire to Lead. From the Amazon description: Authors Cynthia Kay and Doreen Bolhuis, both creative and dynamic business owners, skip the fluff to tell you how it really is as they share tips on how to get ahead. Their practical advice encourages women to start thinking about their futures as leaders—and what it takes to get there. Kay and Bolhuis urge women to develop their own personal brands of leadership instead of simply mimicking management styles…and form their own paths to success in the process. Whether you're a mid-level manager looking for more leadership, a female executive with dreams of being a CEO, a female business owner wanting to be a better leader, or a company seeking to grow your high-potential female leaders for bigger roles, there is valuable information to be learned. There are barriers for women who want to get ahead—but it's far from impossible to break through to the other side. Learn how and achieve the success you crave today!

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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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