The journey to leadership starts with open ears.

Listen Like a Leader

A three-day exploration of the power of listening to transform relationships.

To lead, we must first listen.

It sounds deceptively simple. But if, as a leader, you want to truly reach and influence people, you must connect with them first. And that’s what our three-day participatory onsite course will show you and your team.

We’ll start with our Strategic Planning workshop to uncover your specific challenges, and even help you identify those within your organization who should take the course. Then it’s up to you to gather the team – and we’ll get to work.

Don’t let the title deceive you: this is not a sit-and-listen kind of class. It’s immersive, participatory and transformative. It will help you know yourself and know others. With your classmates, you’ll work through real-world problems and feel the power of Truly Human Leadership for yourself.

Ready to start your journey?

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Here's What to Expect

Bring a pen and a notebook (and yes, you’ll have breaks to check emails if you need to). That’s all you need. Be ready to listen, be ready to talk and share. This is a time to get to know yourself, to be yourself and to share yourself with your fellow listeners. Trust us – the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it.

Of course, this kind of change takes more than three days. So everyone will receive a set of tools to keep the learning going:

  • 90-day guidebook
  • 1-page Listen Like a Leader Reference Guide
  • Electronic reminders during the first 90 days
  • BW Leadership Institute Alumni network connection

Day 1

Meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dinner event that begins at 6 p.m.

Day 2

Meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Day 3

Meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Here are the questions we’ll help you answer:

Let’s talk.

Who am I – and why does it matter?

Getting to know yourself helps you appreciate others’ perspectives.

What is listening?

Get a look at the total communication cycle.

How do I handle conflict?

Hear how every challenge is a chance to grow.

How do I inspire change?

Understand how your leadership can impact people.

Where do we go from here?

We’ll show you how to keep improving every day.
  • Inspired to share.

    I went into the course with optimism and with an open mind.  I had preconceived ideas that it would benefit me, but only incrementally; In reality the course was amazingly impactful … far exceeded my expectations.

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  • Inspired to improve.

    I was unprepared for the raw emotion, human bonding, self-examination, and vulnerability that accompany the class; I thought I knew how to listen … I now realize how much better I can be … especially with my family.

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  • Inspired to advance.

    I witnessed the impact we are having on people from all walks of life … in a very real, tangible way.  Having been at BW a long time … I could not be prouder of how far we have come.

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  • Inspired to change.

    Sharing your experiences and stories helped give real examples of how these skills could change someone’s life.

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  • Inspired to love.

    It was clear that you loved what you did, that you cared deeply for every person sitting in that room.

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  • Inspired to care.

    The individuals who came together to take this class give me hope for the future and helped me to experience something I realize now is so lacking, a connection with another human being.

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  • Inspired to change.

    This class has had a profound impact on me, in just 3 days no less.

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  • Inspired to connect.

    I thank you for opening my heart to nourish current and grow new relationships; at home, at work, and in my community.

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  • Inspired to learn.

    Your technique was excellent and the knowledge you have of the materials you trained on was top notch. This is by far the best training class of any type that I’ve experienced so far.

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