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.
Transitioning into a Role of Authority

Transitioning into a Role of Authority

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.
Leading different types of groups

Leading different types of groups

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.
Personal assessment of leadership skills

Personal assessment of leadership skills

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.
Managing Processes

Managing Processes

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.
Building strong interpersonal relationships

Building strong interpersonal relationships

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.
Understanding decision-making and critical thinking

Understanding decision-making and critical thinking

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.
Leading and Managing a Unit

Leading and Managing a Unit

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.
Problem-solving

Problem-solving

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.
Negotiation

Negotiation

Quick tips on how to effectively negotiate.
Leading Beyond the Unit

Leading Beyond the Unit

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.
Maintaining processes for managing careers

Maintaining processes for managing careers

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.
Handling difficult situations

Handling difficult situations

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.
Maintaining your legacy

Maintaining your legacy

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.
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.
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.
Strategic planning

Strategic planning

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.
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.
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.
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.
Organizational Ethics

Organizational Ethics

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

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