The HERD...what's with the funny spelling?...
"Don't just network...be heard." Our members say that all the time because their voice can be heard every meeting.
The HERD formed almost by accident. We now think it was destiny.
It all happened when Mark Hurd canceled a luncheon speech we all planned to attend. Anyway, we are all busy and had already blocked the time, so after a few calls and emails later we decided to get together, stick with the lunch plan and chat about whatever comes up. The HERD was born but with a little play on the word "Hurd". Intimate networking where your voice can be "heard" (Ok now we took the "play" to an amusing level.)
Since 2010 we have met every other month or so on the 3rd Thursday of the month at a neutral spot and discuss relevant topics, free of filibusters, sales pitches and hidden agendas. Where possible, we emphasize Servant Leadership and how to help each other and paying it forward.
If these values mean something to you, maybe you should "Run with the Herd."