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:

Just-in-Time Collection
(I need to know now!)

  • Quick Tips
  • Checklists
  • Videos: how to “do it right”

Leadership Bookcase

  • Resources for the longer-term, travel, and reflection

Deep-Dive Collection
(I am looking for deeper knowledge.)

  • Videos: interviews with, and presentations by, experts and authorities
  • Executive Briefings
  • Curated Articles
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Case Studies
  • Self-Assessments

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.


Meet Andrew Alleyne

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.

Meet Michael Loui

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.

Meet Rob Rutenbar

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.

Meet Barb Wilson

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 Edward Feser

Meet Ruth Watkins

Meet Ruth Watkins

Meet Joan Dubinsky

Meet Joan Dubinsky

Meet BarndE Faupell

Meet BrandE Faupell

Meet Kendall Zoller

Meet Kendall Zoller

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