Leader Practices

Come to just one or all 22 workshops to learn about micro-behaviors that 795 highly successful leaders use in support of their 22 core leadership skills. “The better your leadership habits, the better you will perform as a leader, and the more successful you will be.”*

These sessions will focus on the 22 Leader Practices and their respective micro-behaviors as outlined in the book The Leader Habit by Martin Lanik.* A 15 minute eLearning prerequisite (TD2581) is required to be able to enroll. Please email td@jmu.edu to request the link.

After Completing these workshops, participants will:

  • Understand micro-behaviors for each Leader Practice
  • Interact with colleagues regarding each Leader Practice micro-behavior
  • Hear the experiences of JMU leaders
  • Practice specific aspects of each Leader Practice micro-behavior

Leader Practices Workshop List
TD # Category Specific Topic Date
TD2582 Planning & Execution Manage Priorities Wednesday, May 18, 2022
TD2583 Persuasion & Influence Influence Others Thursday, May 26, 2022
TD2584 Solving Problems & Making Decision Analyze Information Wednesday, June 1, 2022
TD2585 Growing People/Teams Empower Others Thursday, June 9, 2022
TD2586 Leading Change Sell the Vision Wednesday, June 15, 2022
TD2587 Interpersonal Skills Build Relationships Thursday, June 23, 2022
TD2588 Planning & Execution Plan & Organize Work Wednesday, July 6, 2022
TD2589 Persuasion & Influence Overcome Individual Resistance Thursday, July 14, 2022
TD2590 Solving Problems & Making Decision Think Through Solutions Wednesday, July 20, 2022
TD2591 Growing People/Teams Mentor & Coach Thursday, July 28, 2022
TD2592 Leading Change Innovate Wednesday, August 3, 2022
TD2593 Interpersonal Skills Show Caring Thursday, August 11, 2022
TD2594 Interpersonal Skills Listen Actively Wednesday, August 17, 2022
TD2595 Planning & Execution Delegate Well Thursday, August 25, 2022
TD2596 Persuasion & Influence Negotiate Well Wednesday, September 7, 2022
TD2597 Solving Problems & Making Decision Make Good Decisions Thursday, September 15, 2022
TD2598 Growing People/Teams Build Team Spirit Wednesday, September 21, 2022
TD2599 Leading Change Manage Risk Thursday, September 29, 2022
TD2600 Interpersonal Skills Communicate Clearly Wednesday, October 5, 2022
TD2601 Planning & Execution Create Urgency Thursday, October 13, 2022
TD2602 Solving Problems & Making Decision Focus on Customers Wednesday, October 19, 2022
TD2603 Interpersonal Skills Speak with Charisma Thursday, October 27, 2022


Leader Practices Certificate Programs

A Leader Practices Certificate Program is designed to be completed within three years. Particiapants will be awarded a Leader Practices Certificate when they complete the requirements, and submit documentation to Talent Development. 

Attend 2 workshops of each of the 6 categories (for a total of 12). Talent Development recommends the following 6 (expected to be part of a larger Living Leadership Certificate).

  • Leading Change – Sell the Vision (TD2586)
  • Growing People/Teams – Build Team Spirit (TD2598)
  • Planning & Execution – Create Urgency (TD2601)
  • Persuasion & Influence – Influence Others (TD2583)
  • Solving Problems & Making Decisions – Focus on Customers (TD2602)
  • Interpersonal Skills – Speak With Charisma (TD2603)

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