Highly effective listening leaders clearly understand that listening and leading are inseparable. Moreover, highly effective listening leaders understand, value, and engage four levels of listening leadership. The four distinct levels of listening leadership that must be mastered and practiced include:
1. First: Listening to and leading your self.
2. Second: Listening to and leading others.
3. Third: Teaching and engaging other listening leaders.
4. Fourth: Teaching others how to teach and engage other listening leaders
(College of Arts & Science and Hamilton Holt School)
Listening examines the art of listening and its importance in our personal and professional lives. In the class, students learn to analyze, assess, and improve their own listening abilities.