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Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership

Bias and Fallacies in Reasoning (Expert Video)
Nicholas Burbules, Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois, discusses cognitive bias and other fallacies that can derail decision-making for leaders.

Cognitive Bias: Quick Tips (PDF)
One possible framework for developing good decision-making habits.

Critical Thinking (Expert Video)
Nicholas Burbules, Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois, explains critical thinking and its importance.

Culture and Diversity – Quick Tips
Leading a unit with members from a wide range of backgrounds can be both inspiring and challenging. Here are five quick tips for helping academic leaders meld an array of contributors from different cultures and backgrounds to create a healthy, welcoming, and productive work environment for all.

Data and Evidence-Based Decisions (Expert Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor of Research, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the power of using data in making effective and influential decisions.

Data-Informed Decision-Making (Expert Video)
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, describes the importance of relying on data in key decisions.

Data-Informed Decision-Making (DIDM) – Quick Tips (PDF)
Basing decisions on the analysis of data rather than purely on policy, intuition, or previous experiences.

Data-Informed Decision-Making (DIDM) – Annotated Bibliography

Data-Informed Decision-Making (DIDM) – Executive Briefing

Data and Statistics (Expert Video)
Nicholas Burbules, Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois, speaks about the power and pitfalls of using statistics.

Decision Making Framework: Quick Tips (PDF)
One possible framework for developing good decision-making habits.

Fundraising and Partnerships (Expert Video)
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, explains some of her strategies for developing effective fundraising partnerships.

Succession Planning – Quick Tips (PDF)
Tips to help you think about how to identify, foster, and encourage potential young leaders and build institutional leadership capacity.

Time Management: Quick Tips (PDF)

Time Management: Part I(Expert Video)
Time Management: Part II(Expert Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor of Research, University of Pittsburgh, explains his strategies for time management in this two-part selection.

Time To Go: Quick Tips (PDF)

Managing Time and Resources (Expert Video)
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, provides advice on the effective management of time and one’s own energy.

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