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Being a Leader & the Effective Exercise of Leadership®


Be the leader you were meant to be

This new six-day program introduces the next generation of JMW’s work on leadership. It is the culmination of more than two decades of research and practical application by our clients and reflects contributions from prominent thinkers in such complementary disciplines as economics, linguistics, and neuroscience. It brings together the principles and practices that have proved most empowering, useful, and enduring to the exceptional leaders we’ve had the privilege of working with over the years. You will walk away from the program with new pathways for responding to the unprecedented challenges and unique opportunities confronting each of us as leaders today.

Our Invitation

Being a Leader & the Effective Exercise of Leadership® is the most powerful program of its kind that we have ever developed. We believe the potential impact is unprecedented. Whether you currently occupy a formal leadership role, you’re in career transition, or if you’re entering a new phase in work or your life, the course will speak directly and incisively to your situation.

Our Promise

You will leave this course being a leader and exercising leadership effectively as your natural self-expression.

Kerri Andrews-Smith of Baker Concrete Construction shares her candid views on leadership and the impact of the program.

Ideal Candidates are:

Executives and senior-level managers who are key to the future of their organizations. This includes those already accountable for generating new levels of performance and results, as well as candidates for the next generation of senior leadership.

Facilitators: Jerry Straus & David Spiwack

As two of JMW’s founding partners, Jerry and David have had the opportunity to observe, participate in and experience the impact of the most profound business and leadership transformations that have emerged over the past 35 years. Their perspective has informed and helped shape the evolution of JMW as a firm. Jerry and David have never been more excited than they are right now to engage with you in the unique opportunity of Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership®.

Program Structure

The program consists of 2 three-day face-to-face sessions. To maximize the opportunity for cross-learning and synergy, you will have the opportunity to work intensively with other executive leaders in the program.

  • Residential sessions will run 9:00am to 5:30pm (lunch provided)
  • Pre-program preparation: Approximately 140 pages of reading, plus an associated preparation assignment to be completed prior to Session 1.
Program Brochure - Australia
Program Brochure - North America

Talk to Us

Not sure if the program is a fit for you? Reach out and one of our facilitators will be happy to answer your questions:

Program Dates and Registration



Tuition: $18,000 AUS + gst
Location: Melbourne, AUS

The program is delivered in 2 three-day face-to-face sessions.

The 2019 program has completed.
2020 dates coming soon.
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North america program

Tuition: $16,000 USD
Location: New York area, USA

The program is delivered in 2 three-day face-to-face sessions.

The 2019 program is currently in Progress.
2020 dates coming soon.
Stay informed about the program