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An Innovation Engine at Work:  the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

April 24, 2022 0 Comments

Nonprofit and public organizations blessed with visionary, determined board and executive team members are capable of fashioning and implementing significant innovation initiatives, as you’ll learn from the video I recently recorded with Conrad Mallett, Board Chair, and Kevin Johnson, President …

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Beware of the Emperor’s New Clothes Syndrome

February 12, 2021 0 Comments

“You’re pretty obviously over your head and can’t really understand what we’re doing.  Instead of getting people riled up, why don’t you get yourself up to speed and join the team?”  This is what I was told in so many …

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On the Eve of Independence Day

July 3, 2020 0 Comments

The following essay is excerpted from a post that originally appeared in this blog some four years ago.  On the eve of our 2020 Independence Day celebration, I think it is appropriate to reflect on the meaning of this national

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