April 26, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 am

Ceruti's Summit Park
6601 Innovation Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Light continental breakfast begins at 7:30 am

Registration closes April 11, 2017

John Baldoni

John Baldoni



The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership

Leaders today need to be mindful of their circumstances as well as mindful of their own strengths and shortcomings. They need to have the disposition to succeed as well as the inner resourcefulness to persevere. Leaders must be willing to do things differently but also draw on tried and true traits, such as courage and gumption. Moxie is a concept that the modern leader is wise to adopt--one part courage, one part can-do spirit, and one part recognition. Author John Baldoni uses concrete, tried-and-true steps to bring out the inner leader in everyone. For management and employees alike, Moxie provides a roadmap to inspire innovation and effective leadership. Whether you're already at the helm of your organization or still looking for a way up the ladder, Moxie is the leadership tool you can't do without. Built on the MOXIE framework, leaders learn how Motivation, Opportunity, an "X" factor, Innovation, and Engagement work together for success.

About John Baldoni

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of more than a dozen books that have been translated into 10 languages. He also teaches and coaches in an MBA program at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Those who attend John’s keynotes and workshops find his advice to be practical and his advice inspirational. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, John seeks down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately.  John’s presentations blend his passion for leadership with genuine enthusiasm for helping people achieve their leadership ambitions.

John’s newest book is MOXIE: The Secret of Bold and Gusty Leadership, which explores the grit and determination leaders need to exert to overcome challenges. Blending real-life stories with research and interviews, John provides a roadmap for how leaders can lead with greater awareness, more determined purpose and focused engagement in order to achieve inspired results.

The Ernest E. Williams Lecture Series was initiated in 2000 by the Foellinger Foundation as a tribute to Ernie Williams for his close work with Helene Foellinger at The News-Sentinel and his leadership contributions to the Foundation. Mr. Williams was elected as Foundation director and vice president in January 1966. After the death of Helene Foellinger in 1987, he became chairman of the board and served in that position until his death in 1989. This lecture series features prominent speakers who share their perspectives on societal values, community leadership, and effective philanthropy.