Building Habits for Effective Leadership

Villanova University

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Villanova University

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About the course

Effective leadership in personal and professional contexts is often the result of purposeful habits, which have been defined as the intersection of knowledge, skill, and desire.

This seminar will highlight key principles for effective leadership and will explore connections to individual and organizational habits. Additionally, students will explore the ways in which Covey’s seven habits contribute to one’s leadership effectiveness, along with ideas for future improvement in each of these areas.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify key principles for effective leadership in personal and professional contexts
  • Describe habits associated with individual and collective excellence
  • Explain Covey’s seven habits and the ways in which these habits relate to one’s experiences
  • Create a development plan that highlights one habit of greatest strength and one habit in need of greater attention

Agenda

Pre-work

  • Pre-readings
  • Supplemental lectures to introduce the concept of leadership habits
  • Discussion board assignments

Day 1

Synchronous class from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Course introductions
  • An introduction to leadership habits and core principles of leadership excellence
  • Personal reflections on individual and organizational habits

Day 2

Synchronous class from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview and analysis of Covey’s seven habits

Synchronous class from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Applied group case study that applies the seven habits and requires a report-out from each of the groups
  • Concluding reflections and questions

Post-work

  • Additional course readings
  • Supplemental lectures to highlight and further apply the main course themes
  • Creation of a development plan

Experts

Ralph Gigliotti

Ralph A. Gigliotti, Ph.D. is Director of Leadership Development and Research in the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University, where he also teaches in the Department of Communication and Ph.D. Program in Higher Education. He also teaches part-time at Villanova University in both...

Building Habits for Effective Leadership at Villanova University

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