About the Leadership Collection
The Leadership Collection was inspired by, and initiated with support and in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. It is a multi-media library of management and leadership materials curated for academic leaders. The Collection is accessible via the Internet, and is updated regularly. The Collection can be used on a “just in time” basis or as a platform for personal study and reflection. Categories of materials in the collection include:
(I need to know now!)
- Quick Tips
- Videos: how to “do it right”
- Resources for the longer-term, travel, and reflection
(I am looking for deeper knowledge.)
- Videos: interviews with, and presentations by, experts and authorities
- Executive Briefings
- Curated Articles
- Annotated Bibliographies
- Case Studies
Leadership Collection resources are research and evidence-based; tailored for the academic environment; and practical. They are built around four leadership competencies
Ethical: An ethical leader models, requires, and rewards appropriate professional conduct in personal, interpersonal, and organizational settings. He or she makes principle- and fact-based decisions, seeking consistency among ethical beliefs, values, and conduct. Such a leader encourages exploration of and discussion about the ethical challenges inherent in work life.
Strategic: A strategic leader develops and implements long-term goals tied to the organization’s mission. A strategic leader sets SMART (specific, measurable, agreed-upon, realistic, and time-based) goals and aims at achieving long-term goals. Competencies include anticipation of pitfalls, management of budget and resources, prioritizing, use of data to inform decisions, and risk assessment.
Influential: An influential leader is a strong communicator, motivating, energizing, and facilitating effective interactions. This leader delegates thoughtfully, provides constructive coaching and mentoring, and conducts meaningful performance evaluations. Influential leaders build strong relationships and use skills of persuasion and negotiation effectively.
Adaptive: An adaptive leader uses a range of approaches based on situational needs. Adaptive leaders anticipate, identify, and manage change with flexibility rooted in principled approaches. Adaptive leaders devise creative solutions, implement initiatives, maintain and update their skills and knowledge, and manage stress to be effective leaders of others.
Andrew Alleyne introduces himself and his start with the administrative department, leadership council and his role as a director of power optimization electro - thermal systems.
Michael Louis introduces himself and his career in UIUC. He also explains about his role as a program director at National Science Foundation. During his career at UIUC he has performed many administrative tasks and is a founding member of the NCPRE.
Rob Rutenbar introduces himself and his career in academia. As the head of the department of computer science at UIUC he’s also a serial entrepreneur.
Barb Wilson introduces herself and her role as executive Vice President working at the system level. She describes her work portfolio that involves anything academic.
Meet Edward Feser
Meet Ruth Watkins
Meet Joan Dubinsky
Meet BrandE Faupell
Meet Kendall Zoller
- Leadership Collection Overview (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)
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