So many of you have been sharing about how you’ve grown through First Fridays. You’ve shared about the value you receive and the great people you are meeting. Jere and I love hearing that – that is our goal for leaders here in NE Indiana.
But what happens in between First Fridays? How can you continue the experience beyond the 1 hour meeting?
- Read. Many of our presenters mention a book. Go out and pick that book up (i.e. Amazon, library, etc.) and read it. Read, reflect, and learn.
- Connect. I see many of you meeting new people at First Fridays. I see you exchanging business cards. Take it a step further. Reach out to one of those new people you’ve met and invite them to coffee or lunch. In advance, prepare some good questions you can ask them with the intent of making a more meaningful connection.
- Invite. Why not invite someone to the next First Fridays? I’ve heard from some of you that you are actively doing that. I just spoke with my realtor yesterday and invited her. Spread the word about how leaders are growing at First Fridays.
I want to encourage you to not allow First Fridays to merely become an event. Put into practice what you are learning. Tell someone else about how you are growing as a leader. Go to our YouTube channel (First Fridays Fort Wayne) and re-watch/listen to a presentation. Share that presentation with someone.
As always, we appreciate your support and participation. We are passionate about leadership. You are making First Fridays a success story. Thank you!
(Click on the image above to register for the December forum.)
Register today for your free spot to hear Marlin Stutzman on December 7. Click on the image above to reserve your seat. Invite a friend!
We are pleased to announce that Marlin Stutzman will be our December 7, 2018 First Fridays speaker. Click on the image above to register for this free event.
Invite a friend/colleague and mark your calendar now!
If you missed yesterday’s First Fridays, here is a quick snapshot of what happened. I’ll be uploading a video soon so you can hear Matt Konkler’s presentation.
We had a great crowd again! Thank you, veterans, for your service. We are always thankful for you!
Matt Konkler shared insights on leadership from his experiences serving in Washington, D.C. with Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates. Great stories. Valuable lessons.
Here are the leadership traits Matt saw on display in some of the top leaders in our nation.
Matt shared these characteristics that we. An all aspire to.
First Fridays happens again on November 2 on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne campus. We are excited to hear from Matt Konkler as he talks about leadership, stress, and preparedness. To register for this free event, click on the image below:
Are you or someone you know looking for a new career? Do you know a young person seeking an internship?
There is a great resource right here in NE Indiana. It is brought to you by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.
Click on this link to start your search today:
Next month will be the 1 year anniversary of the 1st First Friday leadership forum. Details on that event will be posted here soon.
We would like your feedback. Using the comment section on this site, please share 1-word responses as to how you would describe First Fridays Fort Wayne. You can share as many as you wish.
Thank you for your encouragement, support, and participation in this venture. We look forward to serving the leaders of NE Indiana in the months to come.