ERIC Number: ED481788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Bringing Out Eveyone's Best: Ten Psychological Tips for Academic Department Leaders.
Promoting academic departmental productivity requires vision, passion, and sensitivity while coping with the rapid pace of change. This paper presents 10 proven strategies for managing some common challenges faced by academic department chairs: (1) building a sense of family purpose; (2) establishing mechanisms to assure accountability; (3) developing a participatory leadership style; (4) providing admirable role models; (5) using rewards for hard, collaborative work; (6) picking battles carefully; (7) using empathy when problems arise; (8) managing "sibling rivalry" among participants; (9) mediating struggles with other authority figures; and (10) introducing new faculty members carefully. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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