F3 Lingo: The "Q"

The "Q" is the leader responsible for the Outcome.

The origin of the term came from the workout group that F3 was born out of, where the leader was known as the Qrusader in charge. Every Workout is led by a Q, who is responsible for the planning and success of that day's Workout. In addition, each Event (Workout/Coffeteria/CSAUP etc.) has a Q responsible for the planning and coordination of its outcome. 

In Kalamazoo, Iverson is the Q for KindleBerger, and in Grand Rapids, Ridgecrest is the Q for Safari @ John Ball. These men are responsible for ensuring a Q is in place for every given workout, and are responsible for being the Workout Q when needed.

 As F3 is an organization made of leaders, not an organization with leaders, it is expected that all men become Q's in and out of F3. It may take you a number of workouts before your VQ (Virgin Q: first time leading a Workout), but growth toward that is expected. Becoming a part of F3 will prepare you to be effective Q in all aspects of life for planned and unplanned circumstances.

Integral to F3's mission is to invigorate male leadership. F3 has a QSource that is a resource for leadership. It lays out the G3L principles: GET RIGHT, LIVE RIGHT, LEAD RIGHT, AND LEAVE RIGHT. Visit the QSource link above for a more in depth exploration and additional resources.

What is this F3 you speak of?

F3 is a movement of men that don't want to go through life as a Sad Clown, but instead to pursue a life of purpose with other men. It is not a spectator sport, and is open to all men.

It is kinetic - its most basic form is peer led workouts that happen every day across the country. This motion leads to connections formed in the Gloom (pre-dawn hour when most workouts take place) that transform the pax into HIM (High Impact Men).

As you may have already noticed there is a language within F3 that has developed over time. We'll unpack what some of the terms and key ideas are on the blog so you'll be a little more clued in when you show up as an FNG (friendly new guy).