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Realize Your Most Audacious Ambitions — A New Science of Leadership

Being a Leader & the Effective Exercise of Leadership

Being a Leader & The Effective Exercise of Leadership is for exceptional leaders who are up to accomplishing something extraordinary and who see the need to take their leadership to a new level in order to make that happen. This program employs a new science of leadership that focuses on who you are being as a leader, and is designed to empower you in achieving breakthroughs in your leadership performance that will last a lifetime.

To maximize the opportunity for cross-learning and synergy, there will be no more than six executive leaders from different organizations participating in the program. Each participant will create their own Leadership Initiative designed to make a decisive contribution to their work or organization.

The Being a Leader program is held in San Francisco. The program is comprised of seven in-person sessions supplemented by a series of 60-minute webinars over the course of five months, along with individual leadership coaching for real-time application of the principles of the program. See below for upcoming programs and dates.

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.

Program content and unique method
Click  beingaleader.net  to visit the Being a Leader & The Effective Exercise of Leadership website for an in-depth look at the program as it is being offered by its authors in a week-long, intensive format. Since this program is a truly unique learning experience, we highly recommend that you review this website before registering.

Program leader: Gordon Starr
Over the last 25 years, Gordon has had the privilege of working with a number of truly extraordinary leaders in making a critical difference in the world by unlocking their full leadership potential and unleashing the spirit, commitment and creativity of the people in their organizations. To learn more about Gordon’s work, we invite you to further explore our website starrco.org and learn who we are, who we work with and what we offer.

What the participants say about Being a Leader . . .
” I rate Being a Leader among the top 2 or 3 most valuable courses I have ever taken.”  More . . .

Is this program right for you?
So that you can make a fully informed choice prior to registering, Gordon will set up a conversation to go over what you can expect from the program, what is necessary for you to get the most value for your investment, and to have your questions and concerns addressed.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of participating in Being a Leader . . .
Please contact Gordon Starr at 415-929-0978 or send him an email at gordon@starrco.org.

All sessions are from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, with the exception of Session 7 which is until 6:00 pm and is followed by a hosted completion dinner at a local restaurant:

April 2017 Program Schedule
Sessions 1 & 2 April 13 / 14 Thursday & Friday
Sessions 3 & 4 May 8 / 9 Monday & Tuesday
Session 5 June 15 Thursday
Session 6 July 7 Friday
Session 7 August 11 Friday (dinner to follow)

Preparation and Practice
Prior to session #1, you will be asked to complete approximately 140 pages of pre-program reading. At the beginning of the program, you will create your own Leadership Initiative to serve as a real-time laboratory for applying the principles of Being a Leader. Between the in-person sessions, in addition to providing leadership for your initiative, you will have from two to four hours of inquiries and practice work.

Tuition: $16,000 to be paid by your organization prior to Session 1. Tuition includes seven in-person sessions, four 60-minute webinars, all program materials, and up to 12 hours individual coaching.

Notes: Being a Leader is included tuition-free with any leadership coaching engagement of 12 months or more. If you are looking for our Being a Leader program for Bay Area Entrepreneurs, please click here.


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