F5 FUTURE LEADERSHIP
. “Changing culture is about changing the perception of individuals. It takes time.“ OTTO FREIJSER NETWORK DIRECTOR •
FUTURE LEADERSHIP Organizations today are facing a new reality. It is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to be a part of the consumer’s life because of the technological changes in the world. Customer loyalty is decreasing rapidly and the longevity and the lifespan of organizations are hugely affected. This means that we are surrounded by uncertainty in nearly all aspects of doing business. As a consequence, it is necessary to adopt a new mindset that challenges the status quo. The modern leader must embrace a learning mentality and an attitude that suggests that they are likely to be wrong in their assumptions. We need to allow ourselves to fail small and fail fast in order to learn what is right and where to shift our focus. This also means that leaders are no longer leading by ego, experience or rank, but instead leading by asking the critical questions and supporting and empowering their staff to learn and move forward at a much faster pace.
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We believe that future leadership is about asking the right questions rather than having all the answers.
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WHO IS THIS NETWORK FOR:
• Learn to lead smarter with a growth mindset
This network is for leaders and executives who want to become future-proof and want to embrace a learning mentality. Your title could be VP, Director or similar. However, your title is not what is important. What is important is that you want to develop your leadership skills and that you are willing to share your knowledge and experience with a group of like-minded and experienced individuals.
• Become the best version of you by becoming a better leader • Gain a clear understanding of how to develop an adaptive culture
OTTO FREIJSER OTTO FREIJSER IS THE NETWORK DIRECTOR OF THE FUTURE LEADERSHIP NETWORKING GROUP. HE WILL ENSURE THE QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY OF THE CONTENT DURING THE MEETINGS.
OTTO’S PRIMARY FOCUS AREAS: • Innovation • Entrepreneurship • Lean philosophy • Leadership
NETWORK DIRECTOR Otto Freijser describes himself not as an entrepreneur but as having an entrepreneurial mindset. He is a lean innovation expert and business coach, currently spending most of his time as one of the co-founders and Lean Innovation Lead of Perpetulon Consulting. Otto is a creative thinker and a hands-on guy with a long background in FMCG Marketing, Sales, and Retail. He was previously a Global Trade Marketing Manager at Fiskars and is frequently featured as a keynote speaker or host at conferences and summits. As a mentor at several Lean Startup Machine and Startup Experience events, Otto enjoys helping startups and entrepreneurs in intense educational experiences as they go through the different phases of testing and validating their ideas. Otto believes that the only way to learn faster is to be more curious. Curiosity arises from being able to be vulnerable. In order for you to be able to say “I don’t know” instead of “I have the answer”, you need to accept the fact that you might be wrong.
As a large organization youâ€™re running out of time to fail more often. In the past, we were perfectly fine with failing a couple of times because our longevity or the time span that we had to find that next big golden nugget was long enough in most cases to be able to work. OTTO FREIJSER NETWORK DIRECTOR
WHY CHOOSE A NETWORK?
When constant change becomes a part of our daily work you are going to need new knowledge, inspiration and a strong and reliable network. F5 Networking was created to facilitate the growth of our members. We believe that we need to be ambitious and inquisitive within our groups so that we can co-create new knowledge which will be beneficial to all of us. Our groups are always facilitated by a competent and professional Network Director. We invite inspiring experts to come and speak and tackle challenges in breakout sessions and create new knowledge. You won’t obtain a strong network by simply joining F5 Networking, but it is a good start. Your network will expand over time when you have shared victories and failures. The road to success is full of failure and by learning from each other’s failures you might be able to avoid some of them. A network group is not a course, a conference or a lecture. It is a platform where you can share your challenges, knowledge, and experience and learn from like-minded peers.
THE NETWORK MODEL COMMUNITY A strong network consisting of like-minded people with similar challenges
INSIGHT Share experiences with your network and get insight in return. This way we all become rich in knowledge
KNOWLEDGE AND INSPIRATION Short and concrete talks from experts on the challenges you are facing
STRONG FACILITATION The group is led by a competent Network Director who facilitates the meetings and ensures high-quality output
FORMAT At F5 Networking we have a strong focus on facilitation. By having a Network Director who is in charge of the group we ensure high-quality output for our members. Together with the external speakers the Network Director ensures the relevance of the content and facilitates group discussions. This way, the group always leaves the meeting with concrete go to actions. 7
. â€œThe hierarchical, command-and-control model that enabled companies to thrive in the 20th century is now the Achilles heel of companies that want to succeed in the 21st century. The way most organizations operate today gets in the way of good teamwork, instead of supporting itâ€? OTTO FREIJSER NETWORK DIRECTOR
BE INSPIRED TO CHANGE
F5 Box is our take on an inspiring live-event. With this event, we break the mold of traditional conferences by combining high-quality professional content with inspiraÂtion in an interactive setting. Box is a debate-night, a speech and an interactive experience all in one package. We say goodbye
to tedious slide-decks and long speeches and instead spend our time on discussion, dialogue, perspective, and inspiration. Every event is planned around the current challenges that our members face. Leading experts will be invited to share their knowledge, experiences, and views.
WICKEDGROUNDS GENERAAL VETTERSTRAAT 55 1059BT AMSTERDAM
MEMBERSHIP Your membership at F5 includes
CO-CREATION Not one team possesses all relevant knowledge. Therefore, collaboraÂtion is key if we want to succeed. We believe that co-creation is the best way to create new knowledge.
OUTPUT It is our goal to have our members go home after every network meeting with concrete tools and knowledge which can be used to create value for themselves and the companies they work for.
FACILITATION Every group is led by a Network Director who is an expert in your field. They know your challenges and opportunities. This way we ensure the best possible output.
F5 BOX 3 yearly events. Current challenges shape these events and leading experts will be invited to share their knowledge, experiences, and views.
4 MEETINGS Your membership includes 4 network meetings per season. We provide the optimal setting for knowledge sharing so that you can develop your skill-set and be inspired.
EXTERNAL INSPIRATION We plan everything with relevance and output in mind. To ensure that this happens, we invite external experts to speak about current issues.
BE A PART OF OUR NETWORK Contact the Network Manager of this group for more information about us and placement.
SENIOR NETWORK MANAGER Maarten Miedema maarten.m@ f5-networking.nl Telefoon: +31 2026 236 75 11
F5 NETWORKING Barbara Strozzilaan 201 1083 HN Amsterdam f5-networking.nl