Everybody Matters Podcast: Teaching Teachers and Students to Listen

Cynthia Bayuk-Bishop was at a crossroads.

She was tasked with turning around a culture within her school district in Midland, TX that had become an atmosphere of distrust. As she dug in and worked toward her goal, she began to get more and more frustrated at the task ahead.

Than, she happened to stumble upon this blog. Cynthia contacted our BW Leadership Institute and attended several of our classes, including “Listen Like a Leader.” She took what she learned back to her school district and change began to happen.

A few years later, she decided to try to change the lives of middle and high school students by adapting Barry-Wehmiller’s Communication Skills curriculum (also taught by Our Community Listens, the non-profit started my wife, Cynthia, and I) to fit the needs of teens and teach this younger generation how to listen.

Cynthia tells her inspiring story on a new episode of the Everybody Matters Podcast.

The Everybody Matters Podcast is available for free on iTunes where you can easily download it straight to your computer or mobile device. We encourage you to subscribe to the Everybody Matters podcast on iTunes so you won’t miss an episode. It is also available on Spotify and You Tube. You can download the podcast here or listen straight from the player below:

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $2+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 11,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.

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