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 and quick tips on how to establish authority as a leader and exercise your influence, including key skills to develop as an administrator.
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 video on developing personal scripts as go-to responses you can employ in challenging situations and how to use this valuable leadership tool.
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.
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.
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.
Quick tips on how to effectively negotiate.
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 weigh in on the power and potential pitfalls of using statistics and data in making effective decisions, includes quick tips and further advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Advice on balancing rules and values, moral questions and legal questions, within an organization.
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