Much of the literature on leadership continues to focus on the leader who has the ability to shape a vision and articulate that vision, a vision that resonates with the mission, values, personnel and technology that make up the organization. To shape and articulate a resonant vision, the effective leader must be willing and able to listen. Only through listening to the stakeholders can a leader know how that vision should best be framed and implemented. One significant way that leadership listening can be implemented is through listening sessions. This study provides a detailed example of the effective use of listening sessions in an academic setting. University of Maryland administrators offer observations on the role of listening to engage students, faculty, staff, and administrators in developing strategic plans for moving forward.
Rappeport, A., & Wolvin, A. (2020). Listening leadership: An academic perspective. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 39(2), 43-49.