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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being in a leadership role includes navigating both the technical and social elements of the unit. Leaders need to understand how to navigate the daily processes of getting work done effectively, while also developing and motivating the other people in their unit. The purpose of this unit is to introduce the distinction between management and leadership, then to provide tools and guides for being an effective and ethical leader.
Habits free up energy to allow you to engage with the rest of your life more efficiently. Developing the habit of using a structured analytical Decision Making Framework to assess problems and develop constructive approaches for resolution leads to better decisions, with less stress.
Quick tips on how to effectively negotiate.
When you are leading a single unit or an entire organization, thinking strategically is required to understand the place of your unit or organization in the broader system. Instead of focusing on the individual processes, this section asks you to consider how to create a strategic vision and how to implement that vision with your people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advice on balancing rules and values, moral questions and legal questions, within an organization.
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