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Discussion: Leading for a Purpose

Would you like to build a business that makes a profit while fulfilling a greater purpose? Do you aspire to be an ethical and visionary leader? Are struggling to define and communicate your purpose? Join us this month for EntrepreNerds as we discuss Leading for a Purpose where we’ll explore:

  1. Achieving success through giving

  2. Defining your purpose

  3. Aligning actions with belief

Date: 2014 Noon – 1:30pm 

Location: Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

Cost: Members $25 / Non-Members $35 (includes catered lunch)

How It Works:

We recommend a few books and videos on the topic. Participants choose one book, article or video to review before the discussion that’s relevant to the topic. We’ll provide 4 pre discussion questions for you to ponder in preparation which will also help focus the conversation.

Recommended Readings and Gists:

Give and Take by Adam Grant

  1. The Gist – A witty and well written account of why and how it pays to be a good person. Grant shares personal stories as well as referencing numerous studies that demonstrate how “otherish” givers are more likely to have a positive influence on people and therefore succeed. The key take-away is you can’t be completely selfless. At the same time, true givers must be authentic and genuine.

From Smart to Wise by Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou

  1. The Gist – From Smart to Wise provides a well-researched and accessibly presented leadership framework that empowers readers to discover their own path to wise leadership. With the majority of leadership texts being either overly academic or simplified formulas, Kaipa and Radjou strike an artful balance. They have created a book that is founded on empirical evidence yet intelligible to leaders and change agents regardless of their position (or formal education).  This is a must-read for leaders actively developing their capacity for overcoming the challenges of living in a rapidly changing world.

Recommended Video

Thanks to This Month’s Sponsors!

About the Facilitator

Ariana Friedlander, MPA is an accomplished community organizer, a social entrepreneur and the Founder of Rosabella Consulting, LLC.  She’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs and innovative organizations succeed by creating cultures of learning. Ariana is a TEDx speaker, master facilitator, and winner of the 2013 Quid Novi Innovative Thought contest.

About EntrepreNerds™: EntrepreNerds is the brain child of Ariana Friedlander.  Six months into starting her business, Ariana began to realize that there was a lot about being an entrepreneur she needed to learn in order to succeed.  A dedicated lifelong learner, she yearned for a supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs that read business books and discussed their experiences applying the concepts to real life.  And so EntrepreNerds was born, with the first Book Discussion happening on March 1, 2012.  Participating in this simple yet profound and engaging professional development program makes the difference between success and failure.  EntrepreNerds Book Discussion participants benefit from making meaningful connections while expanding their knowledge.  As a result, participants are empowered to implement new techniques, behaviors and strategies to successfully grow their business.

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