Leadership Skills


Emotional Intelligence – Quick Tips (PDF)

Combining Departments – Quick Tips (PDF)

Choosing Subordinate Leaders – Quick Tips (PDF)

Ethical Challenges of Leadership – Quick Tips (PDF)

Emotional Intelligence – Executive Briefing (PDF)

Emotional Intelligence – Annotated Bibliography (PDF)

A Brief Introduction to Leadership Essentials (PDF)

Leadership Essentials Part 1: Executive Briefing, part I (PDF)

Leadership Essentials:  Executive Briefing, part II (PDF)

Tools for Leadership – Annotated Bibliography (PDF)

Andrew Alleyne on Effective Leaders

Michael Loui on Leading Groups and Projects

Micheal Loui on the Use of Humor

Ruth Watkins on Challenges of Leadership

Sonya Stephens on Challenges of Leadership

Joan Dubinsky on What Makes a Good Leader

Bob Easter on Critical Leadership Skills

Bob Easter, President Emeritus of the University of Illinois, discusses foundational skills and strategies for becoming an effective leader, including how to deliver difficult news to individuals and groups.

Jump to section: Relating to Your Team, Delivering Bad News, Others’ Reactions to Difficult News, Where to Look for Support, Seeking Advice, Real Examples – Abraham Lincoln: Choosing Advisers

Nick Burbules on Language in Leadership

Nicholas Burbules, Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois, describes how the use of language is an essential skill in leadership.

Ed Feser on Challenges of Leadership

Edward Feser, Provost & Executive Vice President of the Oregon State University, describes challenges he faced as an administrator.

Richard Wheeler on Challenges of Leadership

Richard Wheeler on Key Aspects of Leadership

Richard Wheeler, former Provost at the University of Illinois, talks about key aspects of leadership that he learned over his career.


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