Detroit Economic Club's Podcast

Detroit Economic Club's Podcast

Formed in 1934 as a platform for the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. It is known internationally as a top speaking forum for prominent business, academic, and government officials, who address members and their guests at the Club's 35 meeting season. With more than 3,500 members, the DEC is a forum for vital issues. The DEC claims to have hosted every sitting U.S. President since Richard Nixon and is ranked among the top speaking platforms in the world. The DEC is one of the most valued podiums for CEO's in the world and one of the top five executive speaking forums in America.... Show More

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler addressed the Detroit Economic Club and discussed the administration’s approach to modernize, simplify and streamline regulations to create greater certainty and promote innovation. Providing clarity on standards related to fuel emissions, drinking water and the stewardship of the Great Lakes is crucial not only for the environment, but for the American economy as well.

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  • Describe how purpose and meaning and essential to continued success at work
  • Explain how organizations are facilitating connection to purpose and meaning for their employees
  • Identify personal factors that inspire, motivate and provide personal purpose in work and life
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    Speaker:

    Susan Morgan Bailey

    VP, Culture & Wellbeing Practice Leader

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    Key Takeaways:

  • There is no such thing as overnight success
  • Being an entrepreneur entails substantial risk-taking, sacrifice, and lifestyle trade-offs
  • The rewards of entrepreneurship are potentially greater than those available from most all other forms of employment
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    Speaker:

    Paul Glantz

    Chairman

    Emagine Entertainment, Inc.

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    Key Takeaways:

    Distractions are everywhere. Information flies at us in small headline grabbing snippets. How do you stay focused and achieve something great? Start by understanding what that greatness looks like, identify the milestones necessary to get there, and build a game plan/training plan capable of success. All while realizing that life changes, and sometimes you need to adapt.

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    Key Takeaways:

  • Have a better understanding of the meaning of IDEA
  • How you can intentionally incorporate these skills in your daily habits
  • Learn ways to become a better ally for others through subtle daily changes
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    Speaker:

    MiVida Burrus

    Director of Development

    Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

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    Key Takeaways:

  • Importance of millennials understanding and accepting that they're part of the slash generation – what exactly does this mean?
  • How technology has advanced Millennials creative minds and thought processes in the workplace and in their personal life
  • How and why does the slash generation take on multiple projects/jobs and still try to find a work/life balance?
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    YOU are the only person standing in the way of becoming the BEST version of YOURSELF. Manny shares his journey and a few of the basic lessons he has learned along the way, summing up his personal recipe for how humans can tap into their greatest potential to achieve their life by design.

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    Speaker:

    Manuel Amezcua

    President & CEO

    MassM... Read more

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    Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies to handling a career setback
  • How to prepare for setbacks and/or avoid them
  • Lessons on how to redefine your career and create new opportunities
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    Speaker:

    Lisa Howze

    VP, Detroit Campuses & Strategic Partnerships

    Davenport University

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    Attendees will be able to apply techniques to display authenticity, confidence, resilience and presence in a professional way. Authenticity is the gold standard of leadership. If you are not ready to exhibit yourself in an authentic way, you will experience challenges that will become unsurmountable. Success as it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence and authenticity as it ... Read more

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    Key Takeaways:

  • An understanding of fear’s greatest hits
  • How to bravely embrace change
  • The truth about fearing less
  • How to not be burdened by a fear of failure
  • Tools to help you manage fear, personally and professionally
  • A 4-Step fear setting framework that will help you take action
  • A sneak peak into the world of improv theatre!
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    Key Takeaways:

  • Discover innovative techniques designed to unleash their best selves
  • Deploy a framework for how to successfully "play at work"
  • Connect the power of personal engagement to performance
  • Break free from constant energy drains
  • Leverage problems into focused opportunities for growth
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    Josh Schneider

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    Key Takeaways:

  • A realization that we all live or die by our ability to persuade
  • An understanding of how to persuade others without ever manipulating
  • Specific techniques of persuasion that will help move organizations to the next level, help navigate transition, lead more effectively, and boost their productivity within the next month
  • An awareness of the butterfly effect of the gre... Read more

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  • Yesterday at the Detroit Economic Club, Citi's CEO Michael Corbat explained how the bank's global businesses tackle social issues that impact its clients. He shared his belief that businesses have a responsibility to add value to the global community.

    “I believe for our businesses to survive and thrive in today’s society, we need to help solve the societal challenges we all face,” Corbat said. “We cannot be on the... Read more

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    October 3, 2019 40 min

    U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton visited the Detroit Economic Club and talked about bi-partisan collaboration to address policy issues.

    In a discussion moderated by WXYZ-TV Channel 7’s Chuck Stokes, Dingell and Upton highlighted initiatives where Republicans and Democrats are working together to improve the lives of Americans. Upton discussed the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bi-partisan group that ... Read more

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    Scott Serota, President and CEO of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, addressed a full house of DEC attendees at Ford Field yesterday about the future of healthcare, including looking ahead to what’s on the horizon in the next five to 10 years. 

    Affordability and innovation are major issues affecting the trajectory of the healthcare industry. Serota said that with their unique position in the marketplace, insu... Read more

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    At Thursday’s Detroit Economic Club meeting, General John Murray, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Futures Command, described how the Army seeks partnerships to identify innovative solutions to complex problems facing the defense industry.  

    Partnerships with universities, entrepreneurs and small businesses as part of modernizing the Army was not a priority during the past decade, but today it is vital to the military ... Read more

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    The Detroit Economic Club hosted the 23rd Annual Detroit Lions Kickoff Lunch and Fox 2’s Dan Miller and Jennifer Hammond led player and management roundtables to talk about the excitement they share for the upcoming season and the long-term vision for the team.

    Lions Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Quinn discussed building a roster to win now, while still having a long-term outlook. 

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    August 20, 2019 34 min

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Detroit Economic Club in an exclusive members-only meeting on August 19, 2019. Pence reflected on his three years in office with President Donald Trump, while sharing his hopes for the country’s future – and how new trade agreements and the potential passing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) can play a key role.

    “With sound monetary policy, we know we will su... Read more

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    Ronna McDaniel, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, addressed the Detroit Economic Club Monday and stressed the need for continued bipartisan effort as well as a culture of civility between political parties.

    Comparing the roles of politicians to that of a boss or a coworker, McDaniel said that even though you may not like a person or agree with his or her viewpoints, you cannot let that get in the way of... Read more

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    “Science is what makes the middle class,” explained co-authors of Jump-Starting America and MIT professors, Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson, during the Detroit Economic Club meeting on Tuesday.

    Gruber and Johnson explained how government investment in science and innovation was fundamental in America’s mid-twentieth century success and how this premise should be considered as a blueprint for our economic future... Read more

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