January 4, 2019 Registration Now Open

Kick off the new year with a dynamic leader who is involved in the business of changing lives.  Donovan Coley, the CEO of The Rescue Mission, is our featured speaker.  You can register for this free event by clicking on the image below.

January 4 2019 Donovan Coley flyer

In Between First Fridays

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!

Dec 7 2018 Marlin Stutzman flyer

(Click on the image above to register for the December forum.)

 

Your Feedback is Needed!

Next month will be the 1 year anniversary of the 1st First Friday leadership forum. Details on that event will be posted here soon.

feedbackWe 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.

Wayne Robison – What does Leadership have to do with it?

Wayne Robison inspired us this morning here in Fort Wayne.  Below is the video from today’s presentation.  At the beginning of the video, Jere will be seen on screen from the Indiana Wesleyan University Cincinnati campus where they kicked off their 1st First Friday. It was exciting for our 2 campuses to unite at the beginning!

If you are looking for Wayne’s slide content in perhaps a more clear format, look to the post coming very soon.

I’m grateful to John Richards for also recording this morning’s presentation.  Here is his link:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yoKMVZYLNjGQ