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Being a Leader & the Effective Exercise of Leadership

Unleash your natural expression of leadership. In this powerful four-month program, you will discover a new capacity to lead—both others and yourself—in work and in life.

Is this program for you?
Do you have audacious ambitions? Are you up to accomplishing something extraordinary? Do you need to take your leadership to a new level in order to make it all happen? Do you want to lead naturally, effortlessly, effectively? Being a Leader & The Effective Exercise of Leadership is for you.

It’s truly unique
This program employs a new science of leadership that gives you access to transforming who you are being as a leader. Rather than giving you “answers,” this program is designed to empower you to effectively deal with the risks inherent in life and business. Instead of more knowledge about leadership, you are left with a greater capacity to lead — to lead naturally and effectively, no matter what the situation, in all facets of your life. The outcome: breakthroughs in your leadership performance that will last a lifetime.

What’s involved?
Being a Leader & the Effective Exercise of Leadership starts with a comprehensive reading and writing assignment followed by seven in-person sessions over four months. At the outset, you will create a Leadership Initiative designed to make a decisive contribution to something that really matters to you. Your Initiative will serve as a real-time laboratory for applying the principles of the program. You will have practice work and a 55-minute webinar between each of our in-person sessions.

Our promise
You will leave this program being a leader and exercising leadership effectively as your natural self-expression in any situation and no matter what the circumstances.

What the participants say about Being a Leader & the Effective Exercise of Leadership
“I tell my friends that it is the best leadership course or program I have ever been a part of.” More . . .

Interested? Here’s what to do next.
Check out the program options below. If you would like to explore the possibility of participating in Being a Leader & the Effective Exercise of Leadership, email Gordon Starr (gordon@starrco.org) with something about you and what you would like to get out of your participation in the program. So that you can make a fully informed choice, Gordon will set up an interview with you to discover if Being a Leader will provide what you are looking for.

Your Choice of Three Programs

  • Cornerstone Program. Tuition $5,000. Between 24 and 36 participants. Graduate mentors support you during the program.
  • Platinum Program. Tuition $16,000. Maximum of 5 participants. Up to 8 hours individual leadership coaching from Gordon Starr, the program leader.
  • In-House Programs. A remarkably effective, custom-designed leadership program for executives looking to build high-performance leadership teams.
Cornerstone Program – Fall Schedule, San Francisco
All sessions will be in person from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (lunch provided).
Reading Assignment About 10 hours of reading and creating; must be completed prior to Session 1.
Sessions 1 & 2 (Cohort A) November 9 / 10 Thursday, Friday
Sessions 1 & 2 (Cohort B) December 14 / 15 Thursday, Friday
Session 3 & 4 January 11 / 12 Thursday, Friday
Session 5 & 6 February 8 / 9 Thursday, Friday
Session 7 March 9 Friday

Note on Tuition
The support of your organization is a prerequisite for participation. Your tuition must be paid by your employer – no personal checks will be accepted – and it must be paid prior to the first in-person session. Tuition includes seven in-person sessions, a series of up to five 55-minute webinars, mentoring/coaching and all program materials.

Program content and unique method
For an in-depth look at the program as it is being offered by its authors in a week-long, intensive format, visit the Being a Leader & The Effective Exercise of Leadership website.


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