On Monday morning, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce launched its first revised and expanded Networking Breakfast format that includes a brief TED talk. The historic and beautifully renovated Drake Hotel in Oak Brook welcomed more than 100 Chamber members who benefited from a 10-minute presentation from fellow Chamber member Rich Austin, Senior Sales Consultant at Corporate Strategies and Solutions, on “The Top Five Leadership Behaviors”. Perfectly timed for goal setting in 2018, the leadership behaviors suggested based upon Sandler Training’s decades of research amongst successful C-level executives included: Professional Development, Managing Employee Life Cycles, Coaching versus Mentoring, Time Management, and Leading Culture Change. Members also heard from Sue Linden, Resource Development Director at The Salvation Army, on ways local organizations can support their holiday Red Kettle campaign while building team culture. In addition to having the opportunity to network with each other, attendees were also encouraged to share their own reflections on adapting the suggested leadership strategies with others around their tables, an excellent way to get to know their fellow Chamber members better and to learn from one other. The new Networking Breakfast format aims to share the expertise of local companies with the rest of membership, allowing for both educating on relevant topics and developments, as well as featuring a different member business each time.