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Leadership Collection

The Leadership Collection was inspired by, and initiated with support from and in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The Collection is a multi-media library of management and leadership materials curated for academic leaders, and is updated regularly with new resources. It can be used on a “just in time” basis (“I need to know now!”) or as a platform for personal study and reflection.

About the Leadership Collection

About the Leadership Collection

The Leadership Collection is a multi-media library of management and leadership materials curated for academic leaders. Created with support and collaboration by NTU in Singapore.
Becoming an Authority Figure

Becoming an Authority Figure

Expert advice and quick tips on how to establish authority as a leader and exercise your influence, including key skills to develop as an administrator.
Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills

Quick Tips and videos on leadership, including looking for support, seeking advice, using language to inspire and motivate others, and some of the challenges leaders face.
Personal Scripts

Personal Scripts

Quick tips and video on developing personal scripts as go-to responses you can employ in challenging situations and how to use this valuable leadership tool.
Performance Management

Performance Management

Quick tips and videos on performance management and giving effective and honest performance feedback, includes tips on building effective units and understanding and managing teams.
Complaint Handling

Complaint Handling

Quick tips and videos for academic leaders on wisely managing complaints within a unit and dealing with conflicts and disputes that may arise among colleagues.
Listening and Asking Questions

Listening and Asking Questions

Expert videos and quick tips on clear communication in email, presentations, and in your day-to-day work and life. Learn skills to effectively communicate your message.
Managing Up

Managing Up

Quick tips and expert videos on communicating with the person you report to. How to read their communication style and establish a good working relationship.
Negotiation

Negotiation

Quick tips on how to effectively negotiate.
Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

These two tools will help you assess your professional values and help you reflect on your leadership behaviors. They will help you focus and find satisfaction in your professional life.
Decision-making

Decision-making

Several experts weigh in on the power and potential pitfalls of using statistics and data in making effective decisions, includes quick tips and further advice.
Communication

Communication

Kendall Zoller, President of Sierra Training Associates, Inc., talks about key skills and subtle body language techniques you can use to improve your negotiation skills.
Making an Impact

Making an Impact

Expert advice on how to communicate effectively and build trust and rapport in order to help you become a leader who can make an impact.
Delivering Difficult News

Delivering Difficult News

Quick Tips and videos on how to deliver difficult news, including how to pick your moments, come prepared, and manage your own behavior and reactions.
Mentoring

Mentoring

Expert videos and quick tips on mentoring in higher education, including importance of mentoring, mentoring for tenure and leadership, and challenges particular to some fields.
Planning and Prioritizing

Planning and Prioritizing

Expert advice and quick tips on setting goals and prioritizing, including using a workplan to stay on track, setting SMART goals, and working in committees.
Role Transition

Role Transition

Expert advice, example videos and quick tips designed to help you transition from faculty member to administrator, develop your personal style, and find effective mentors.
Critical Thinking and Cognitive Bias

Critical Thinking and Cognitive Bias

Expert videos and quick tips on recognizing and cognitive biases and other fallacies and how to think critically to help you form good decision-making habits.
Culture and Diversity

Culture and Diversity

These documents can help you understand and influence the culture of the unit, and learn to meld contributions from people with an array of backgrounds.
Confidentiality and Transparency

Confidentiality and Transparency

Quick Tips how to handle touchy subjects ranging from small complaints to career-changing events for others, how these matters will affect your unit and reputation.
Fundraising and Partnerships

Fundraising and Partnerships

Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, explains some of her strategies for developing fundraising partnerships.
Understanding Generational Shifts

Understanding Generational Shifts

Quick Tips on leading and teaching across generations, how generations view their work and life and how to accept the workforce and students you have.
Incivility and Bullying

Incivility and Bullying

Quick Tips and videos on handling incivility and bullying within a unit, including handling complaints with professionalism and care, and knowing when to escalate situations.
Issue Spotting

Issue Spotting

Quick Tips and videos on dealing with problems that may arise as an administrator, including advice on active listening hearing all sides of the situation.
Time Management

Time Management

Several experts present their take on time management. Topics include making the best use of your time, planning ahead, balancing work and life, and more.
Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Quick Tips and videos on how to recognize your own hidden assumptions and practice active self-awareness, including how to accept both positive and critical feedback.
Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries

Quick Tips and videos on the challenges of setting and keeping boundaries in leadership, communicating those boundaries to others, managing your time, and finding balance.
Succession Planning

Succession Planning

These are some quick tips to help you think about how to identify, foster, and encourage potential leaders to build unit and institutional leadership capacity.
Change Management

Change Management

Change is hard. Change is managed best when you plan well, prepare your unit, execute, reward, and reinforce. Remember to pick your battles. Focus on the changes that really matter.
Organizational Ethics

Organizational Ethics

Advice on balancing rules and values, moral questions and legal questions, within an organization.

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