Why Leaders Must Connect to Succeed

When:  Sep 9, 2019 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  AFP Central Iowa Chapter
Mike Wagner, President of White Rabbit, a business consultancy he founded in 2004, will engage in a discussion with members about the importance of connection and leadership in your role.

Many organizations have worked hard to create an A+ strategy only to have it produce B- results or worse. Why? Because strategy doesn't produce results, people do. And...the people who produce the best, most consistent results are deeply connected to the leaders they follow. That is why leaders must connect! Without connection we fall short of the mission.

The goal of this session is to help leaders and followers take three steps towards connecting:

- You'll learn how to baseline your current organizational culture
- You'll know the model for connecting leaders and followers
- You'll walk away with practical first steps for connecting with your team

Remember: leaders build connection with their people and people produce the results our organizations need.

About the speaker:

Mike is a skilled communicator, facilitator, and business consultant. Mike serves leadership teams in the creation of competitive advantage and growth strategies. His approach is a unique combination of leadership development and organizational culture, informed by the tools and process of “design thinking”.

Mike has been speaking professionally for over 30 years. He started his career as a Pastor and Church Planter before entering the business world. Mike engages audiences with fresh ideas and tells compelling stories to inspire them to keep creating!

Mike’s mission is to release the wisdom and capacity of each organization he serves.


Plymouth Church
4126 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Chapter Member $16.00
Nonmember $21.00


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