The WashingtonExec Rising Stars group hosted MacAulay-Brown Inc. President and CEO Sid Fuchs for a discussion about the importance of strategic networking on Wednesday, March 18, held at the Altamira Corp. headquarters in Tysons Corner, Va.
“The goal of networking is to get the second meeting,” Fuchs said. “You need to know who you want to meet and why.”
“Mr. Fuchs used his dynamic personality and captivating professional journey to discuss networking as a topic,” Kristin Panzarella, of CPS Professional Services, said. “Right away, he grabbed our attention and continued to connect through using his own relatable personal experiences. Mr. Fuchs’ presentation related to not only the professional environment but how networking crosses all aspects of our lives. His insights gave me a different perspective and a lot to think about!”
Fuchs also offered 20 pieces of advice that he’s learned during the course of his career.
One of his pieces of advice included for people to love and take care of their family and friends.
“I think it’s about work-life integration, not work-life balance,” Fuchs said.
He also stressed the difference between activity and results — and not confusing the two. “Make things happen and deliver,” Fuchs said. “There are no substitutes for results.”
The Rising Stars group is comprised of young professionals and millennials whose parents are executives in the government contracting industry and who also work in the business.
Editor’s Note: This group was previously named the NextGen GovCon Leaders.