First Fridays Fort Wayne – Leadership Development & Networking Blog

My brother and I co-founded First Fridays Fort Wayne in the fall of 2017.  Our leadership networking forum connections outstanding local leaders with others to share great content and information that impacts our entire community.

Here is what we’ve been talking about: 

  • Introducing Dr. Eddy Shigley
    Eddy will be our speaker for the next First Fridays Fort Wayne event on April 12 (note new date!).  Jere sat down with Eddy to have him share something we’ll hear more about on April 12 (plus his NCAA pick).… Continue reading →
  • A Leader’s Five Journeys by Dr. Matt Lucas
    Leadership always reveals our inner qualities. You can fake it for awhile, displaying an easy-going spirit you heard about in a leadership podcast, but eventually the truth will out. Then there are those of us who do not try to… Continue reading →
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    Brian DeCook was one of our speakers in Season 1 of First Fridays Fort Wayne.  He is an expert on conflict management/resolution.  Below is a recent article he posted on LinkedIn.     The power of conflict is amazing. It can… Continue reading →
  • Defining Leadership by Dr. Matt Lucas
    Dr. Matt Lucas was one of our guest speakers in 2018.  He is the Chancellor at Indiana Wesleyan University – National and Global.  Here is an excerpt from a recent article he published on LinkedIn.  You can read the entire article… Continue reading →
  • Invest in YOU Each Month
    First Fridays Fort Wayne is designed with YOU in mind all the time.  We strive to bring in compelling, interesting, and challenging speakers each month.  This is your opportunity to invest in your own personal leadership development.  All it takes… Continue reading →
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  • Leadership Development – a One-and-Done Approach? by Jim Johnson
    Since November, 2017, we have hosted the First Fridays Fort Wayne leadership development/networking forum almost every month (we take July/August off).  At each of our events, we have brought in dynamic, local leaders from Fort Wayne and NE Indiana.  Your… Continue reading →
  • April 12 Registration is Open!
    Jere writes: “First Friday’s Fort Wayne is live for April registration. Dr. Eddy Shigley will be our featured guest. I have personally known Eddy for over 30 years and served under his leadership in many ways. He is the definition… Continue reading →