What’s Next for First Fridays?

About a week ago, Jere, Rob Kee, and Jim had a planning session where a new event was being planned. We have our assignments and will be sharing about this soon.

First Fridays Fort Wayne has always made it our goal to add value to others. This event is being designed to do just that. It addresses the economic environment we are all in currently. Stay tuned for more information.

The First Fridays Fort Wayne Board met yesterday. We are excited about Season 4 starting back up in September. We have our line-up of dynamic speakers. We have been in contact with Lutheran Hospital to find out how the pandemic might be still affecting our new location at the Kachmann Auditorium. When we find this out, we will be sharing this with all of you.

We appreciate your participation and support you’ve shown during this pandemic. We were able to pivot and keep our leadership content flowing virtually.

Don’t forget that First Fridays Fort Wayne as a YouTube channel. Our regular, monthly presentations can be found there as well as our very popular High 5 video interviews of local leaders. You can find us on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2si7D0ee_zYJHpJlGNw6ug?view_as=subscriber

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss any of our content there.

And remember, we have a LinkedIn page where we post about upcoming events. You can find us and follow us at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/first-friday-s-fw/?viewAsMember=true

Our Purpose:                                                                                                      

To encourage leaders to grow by:

  • Learning what leadership looks like in area organizations
  • Networking with area leaders
  • Being exposed to a variety of meaningful topics presented by dynamic, compelling leaders & organizations in the Greater Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Who attends First Fridays Fort Wayne?

Area leaders from any organization: 

  • C-Suite
  • VP, Executives
  • Business owners
  • Middle Managers
  • Emerging leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Students preparing for leadership roles

Get a Gift, Give a Gift

Christmas presents

 

This Friday, December 6 from 8-9 am is the next First Fridays Fort Wayne session featuring Amy Hanna. So why should you and your colleagues attend?

Get a Gift.  That’s right, if you attend you’ll receive a gift.  The gift of connections and networking.  You’ll meet some of the finest leaders in NE Indiana on Friday.  Making a meaningful connection is a great gift to receive.  This gift will give back as you learn what leadership looks like at area businesses, as you will be challenged by Amy, and as you realize how blessed our community is to have leaders like the ones you’ll meet.

Give a Gift.  Be open to meet and connect with someone new to you.  Invest your time on Friday to make a connection that can lead to a time of coffee or lunch.  Be sure to be ready to add value to those you meet.  Give yourself and your connections with the intention of helping others around you to become better.

There is still time to register for this free event.  Click on the image below to register today!

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Effective Communication at Work

In an article published in May, 2019, Vartika Kashyap shared the following:

Communication is one of the major concerns in the workplace. Creating and maintaining a positive work environment is what means effective workplace communication. 

We have all been there, where we are given a task or leave a meeting and have no idea what to do next. It’s quite common. According to the statistics, 57% of employees report not being given clear directions and 69% of managers are not comfortable communicating with the employees in general. From the statistics, it is clear that there is a need to improve communication in the workplace. But first things first – what is workplace communication?

Communication in the workplace is one of the signs of a high-performance culture. Exchanging information and ideas within an organization is called workplace communication. However, effective communication occurs when a message is sent and received accurately. In every aspect of life (both professional and personal), effective communication is important to success and happiness. Effective communication in the workplace is central to all business goals. 

(Read the entire article here:  https://www.hrtechnologist.com/articles/employee-engagement/effective-communication-in-the-workplace-how-and-why/)

On October 4, 2019, Rob Kee will be sharing how leaders can become better communicators.  You will not want to miss this session.  Rob is an effective communicator and will challenge us to communicate at our best.

How do you keep your conversations positive and headed in the right direction? Our speaker will give you the tools you need to succeed.

Rob Kee is one of the few globally Certified Coaches in the ground breaking field of Conversational Intelligence© (C-IQ). As a Specialist in the Neuroscience of Conversation Rob Kee works with executives and mid-level managers to build trust that produces extraordinary results creating a productive, efficient and transformational culture.

 

To register for this free event, click on the image below.  Our registrations are filling up fast.

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Rob Kee Shares…

Follow the link below to hear from our October 4 speaker, Rob Kee:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/robkeesolutions_seats-filling-up-fast-if-you-are-available-activity-6580174406025261057-l1AJ

Click on the image above to register today for this free event.