Your New Role

Role Transition

Role Transition: From Faculty to Administrator (Expert Video)
Bob Easter, President Emeritus of the University of Illinois, discusses the transition to leadership in academia.

Jump to section: Working with a Coach or Mentor, Who Should Become a Leader?, Accountability as a Leader, Developing Your Style of Leadership

Role Transition:  From Faculty to Administrator (Expert Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, gives his view of key aspects of this transition.

Role Transition: Quick Tips (PDF)
Here are five quick tips to help you make the transition into a leadership role.

Role Transition: Check List (PDF)
And here’s a reminder of some essentials to consider.

Role Transition: Common Pitfalls (Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, highlights areas to look out for in becoming a leader.

Role Transition: Annotated Bibliography (PDF)
We’ve summarized key resources here.

Becoming an Authority Figure

Becoming an Authority Figure: Quick Tips (PDF)
Here are some quick tips on moving into an authority position.

Becoming an Authority Figure, and the Difference a Good Leader Makes (Expert Video)
Bob Easter, President Emeritus of the University of Illinois, discusses the importance of establishing authority as a leader in academia.

Jump to section: Leading With and Without AuthorityWeak LeadersExercising InfluenceDealing with BulliesReal Examples of Effective LeadersPresenting Yourself as a LeaderCombining DepartmentsInspiring Debate in Your TeamEncouraging Mentorship in Your DepartmentReal Examples: Higher-Level Leadership Transitions

Becoming an Authority Figure – Clarity of Intention (Expert Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, describes key skills that help emerging leaders.

Becoming an Authority Figure: Annotated Bibliography (PDF)
We’ve summarized key resources here.

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