Leadership Library

Title Author Publication Date Status
Working with Problem Faculty: A 6-Step Guide for Department Chairs


September 11, 2012 Tags: Faculty Relations, Academic Administration, Leadership, department management Available
Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization
Wooden & Jamison April 26, 2005 Tags: Coaching, effort, Leadership, Skills, organizational building. Available
Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The American Association of University Women (AAUW)- Founded in 1881. Organization founded in 1881 Tags: Women, STEM, stereotypes, encouragement, mindset, women in STEM majors. Available
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
DiAngelo June 26, 2018 Tags: White Anger/Anxiety, Racism, Racial Inequality, Race Relations Available
What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen
Fagan July 17, 2018 Tags: student athlete, mental health, self-care Available
What Does it Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy
diAngelo May 30, 2012 Tags: Racism, Denial, inequality, colorblindness, racial illiteracy, diversity. Available
Turn the Tide
Obear May 24, 2016 Tags: Workplace Environment, Toxic Relations, Effective Management, Teamwork, Leadership Available
Time Management for Department Chairs
Chris K. Hansen July 26, 2011 Tags: Time management, Human Resources, Money, Information, Physical Resources, Departmental budget. Available
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Kahneman April 2, 2013 Tags: Mindsets, corporate world, overconfidence, decisions, judgment, intuition. Available
There is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Selingo April 4, 2017 Tags: Recent graduates, parents, post-college, on-the-job training, young professionals Available
The Two-Body Problem: Dual-career couple hiring practices in higher education

Wolf-Wendel & Twombly & Rice

February 9, 2004 Tags: Academic couples - Employment, Academic Couples - Selection and appointment, Dual - Career families. Available
The Truth about Employee Engagement: A Fable about Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery
Lencioni November 16, 2015 Tags: passions, Interest, job misery, career Available
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
Lencioni September 4, 2007 Tags: Work, misery, executive, career, fraustration, overcoming, job satisfaction. Available
The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family
Lencioni September 9, 2008 Tags: Family, time, energy, organizations, stress. Available
The Speed of Trust
Stephen M. R Covey February 5, 2008 Tags: Business ethics, Success in business, Organizational change, Commerce, Interprofessional Relations, Ethics, Business, Trust, Leadership. Available
The Power of Trust
Natalie Doyle Oldfield October 17, 2017 Tags: Trust, Trust in crisis Available
The No Asshole Rule


September 1, 2010 Tags: Workplace Environment, Toxic Relations, Effective Management, Interpersonal Dynamics, Strategies & Skills Available
The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues


April 26, 2016 Tags: Teamwork, Leadership, Hiring, Professional, staffing Available
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
Lahey August 11, 2015 Tags: resilience, modern parenting, overprotectiveness, Education, restraint, manners, children, confidence, failures, foresight, educators. Available
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive
Lencioni September 1, 2000 Tags: Leadership, organizational health, entrepreneurship, Success Available
The Five Temptations of a CEO
Lencioni June 23, 2008 Tags: Business, self-assessment, Discipline, Leadership Available
The Faculty-Retirement Conundrum

Chronicle of Higher Education

April 20, 2018 Tags: Higher Education, College Professors, Retirement, jobs, Ph.D. recipients, income Available
The Essential Department Chair: A practical guide to college administration


March 15, 2006 Tags: College Administration, Higher Education, Organization, Roles & Responsibilities, Workplace Development Available
The Essential Department Chair: A comprehensive desk reference


January 24, 2012 Tags: Academic Administration, Higher Education, Workplace Synergy, Strategic Planning, Roles & Responsibilities, Institutional Effectiveness, Department Chair Available
The Essential Academic Dean or Provost: A Comprehensive Desk Reference


October 5, 2015 Tags: Academic Administration, Leadership, Management, Dean/Provost Roles, Institutional Organization, Communication Available
The Department Chair Primer: Leading & Managing Academic Departments, 2nd edition


February 7, 2012 Tags: Academic Administration, Department Chairs, Adaptability, Roles & Responsibilities, Professional Development, Strategic Planning Available
The Department Chair Periodical

Edited By: Carolyn Allard
Publisher: London : Wiley, [200-]-

April 9, 2019 Tags: Department Chair, faculty governance, faculty leadership, Conflict management, department management, faculty evaluation, student evaluation, assessment Available
The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership
Sample April 2, 2003 Tags: Leadership, College Administration, best practices Available
The College Administrator's Survival Guide
C.K Gunsalus September 30, 2006 Tags: College student orientation, College Freshmen, Conduct of life. Available
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever


February 29, 2016 Tags: Coaching, Management, interaction, questions, potential Available
The Chronicle Productivity Guides (Research; Writing & Publishing; Teaching & Presenting; Service & Collegiality)

Chronicle of Higher Education

August 24, 2018 Tags: technological workforce, teaching, research, service, Faculty, writing, Higher Education Available
The Chronicle Productivity Guide to Leading a Department

Chronicle of Higher Education

December, 2018 Tags: Department Chair, Higher Education, flourishing, efficiency, fundraising, relationship building, administration Available
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


December 22, 2009 Tags: training, Technology, checklists, innovation, improvements. Checked Out
The Administrative Track
Chronicle of Higher Education Available
The Academic Chair's Handbook


April 18, 2008 Tags: Available
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick Lencioni April 5, 2002 Tags: Leadership, Startups, Executives, Teamwork. Available
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
Heath February 16, 2010 Tags: Motivation, change, finding balance, rebranding. Available
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
Brafman June 2, 2009 Tags: Business, reevaluation, job performance, organizational behavior. Available
Success after Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty
November 5, 2018 Tags: Higher Education, Faculty & Staff, Professional Development, Individual Growth, Leadership Available
Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
Rath January 1, 2008 Tags: Leadership, Skill Assessment, Effective Organizations, Teamwork Available
Strategic Diversity Leadership

Williams, D.A.

March 1, 2013 Tags: Diversity, Leadership, Institutional Change, Social Justice, Higher Education, Organizational Structures Available
Starter Kit: New to the Provost's Role

Chronicle of Higher Education

February 16, 2019 Tags: College Provosts, Responsibilities & Roles, Professional Development, Effective Leadership Available
Starter Kit: New to the Faculty
Chronicle of Higher Education April 12, 2018 Tags: Tenure Track, Anxiety, work-life balance, teaching, research, campus, advice Available
Starter Kit: New to the Department Chair

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 15, 2018 Tags: Department Chair, Professional Development, Roles and Responsibilities, Department Administration Available
Starter Kit: New to Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 31, 2018 Tags: Tenure, Career Options, Guide, Tips & Strategies Available
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Sinek [also SEE Sinek's TED Talk] October 29, 2009 Tags: Leadership, Communication, influence Available
So You Want to Talk about Race


January 16, 2018 Tags: Race, Racism, Intersectionality, Affirmative Action, Communication Skills Available
Six Steps for Building a Healthy Department
Academic leader July 28, 2012 Tags: Higher Education, Department Chairs, Recruiting, maintaining healthy working environments. Available
Silos, Politics and Turf Wars


February 17, 2006 Tags: Management, transformation, organizational politics, productivity. Available
Shaping Work-Life Culture in Higher Education: A Guide for Academic Leaders

Laura Koppes Bryan, Cheryl A. Wilson

July 11, 2014 Tags: Universities and Colleges, administration, Higher Education, College Teachers, Professional relationships, workload, family relationships, job satisfaction, Adult and Continuing Education. Available
Sexual Boundaries for Professors
Chronicle of Higher Education April 20, 2018 Tags: Higher Education, Sexual Assault, Administrators, campus safety Available
Send: The how, why, when, and when not of email

Shipley & Schwalbe

May 17, 2007 Tags: Email Administration, Business Writing Skills, Email (books) Available
Seasons of a Dean's Life


October 10, 2011 Tags: Leadership, Higher Education, Dean Responsibilities & Roles, Professional Development Available
Rescuing the Department in Distress
Robert Weisbuch October 10, 2016 Tags: Available
Reframing Academic Leadership
Bolman & Gallos January 25, 2011 Tags: Higher Education, Leadership, Success, Academic Institutions Available
Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring intersections, frameworks, and models of practice
Eddins/Rountree August 31, 2018 Tags: Education, Community Engagement, Service-Learning, Faculty Development, Student Development Available
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Scott March 14, 2017 Tags: work relationships, culture of feedback, team building, management. Available
Race talk and the conspiracy of silence: Understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race

Sue, D.W.

February 1, 2016 Tags: Racial Issues, Social Rules, Communication, Racial Myths, Education Available
Preparing for Tough Conversations: How to Set the Stage for Major Change on Your Campus


February, 2019 Tags: Leadership, conflict, change, difficult dialogues Available
Positive Academic Leadership: How to Stop Putting Out Fires and Start Making a Difference
Buller April 22, 2013 Tags: Institutional Leadership, Academic Administration, Higher Learning, Empowerment, Faculty Development, Positive Leadership Available
Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead


December 29, 2015 Tags: Women, corporate, building, executive, ideas. Available
Peak Performance for Deans and Chairs: Reframing Higher Education's Middle
Roper & Deal; Rowan & Littlefield November 1, 2013 Tags: Higher Education, College Administration, Financial Planning & Strategizing, Faculty Development Available
Nonviolent Communication: 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships


September 1, 2015 Tags: Available
No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Shapiro 1st edition, May 4, 1993 Tags: Disability, Discrimination, politics, challenges, rights movement. Available
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Dweck December 26, 2007 Tags: resilience, Mindsets, Personal Growth Available
Microagressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics and Impact

Sue, D.W.

July 26, 2010 Tags: Marginalization, Microaggressions, Prejudice, Psychology, Social Dynamics Available
Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation

Sue, D.W.

March 8, 2010 Tags: Discrimination, Bias, Microaggressions, Solutions Available
Me & White Supremacy workbook
Layla Saad Available
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Gottlieb April 2, 2019 Tags: mental health, self-care Available
Managing the Tenure Track

Chronicle of Higher Education

October 15, 2018 Tags: Tenure, negotiating, networking, post-tenure. Available
Managing a Crisis: What Every College Leader Needs to Know

Chronicle of Higher Education

December, 2018 Tags: Dean, provost, college president, crisis, campus, internal politics, crisis communications Available
Manage Your Projects Like a Pro

Harvard Business Review

September 29, 2015 Tags: Corporate governance, Leading teams, Project Management Available
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Palmer September 10, 1999 Tags: Purpse, fulfillment, vocation, insights, sense of meaning Available
Leaving the Academy

Chronicle of Higher Education

November 15, 2018 Tags: Higher Education, training, clarifying goals, networking, interviewing. Available
Learning to Speak, Learning to Listen: How Diversity Works on Campus
Chase September 9, 2009 Tags: Diversity, Colleges, Campus Culture, Student Action, Inclusivity Available
Learning to Lead: A handbook for postsecondary administrators
James R. Davis; Rowan & Littlefield February 16, 2011 Tags: Higher Education, Leadership, College Administration, Administrators, Mentors, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Workshops, Facilitators (Individuals). Available
Leadership Challenge

Posner & Kouzes

April 17, 2017 Tags: Leadership, Interpersonal Dynamics, Workplace, Business Issues Checked Out
Leadership and Self-Deception
Arbinger Institute September 4, 2018 Tags: Leadership, Personal Growth, Collaboration, conflict, Motivation Available
It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy


October 9, 2012 Tags: Discipline, Communication, Skills, Business Available
It's the Manager
Gallup May 7, 2019 Tags: Management, Leadership, Human Resources, Diverse Workforce, Personal Strengths, Modernize Available
Is Everyone Really Equal?

DiAngelo & Sensoy

July 28, 2017 Tags: Social Justice, Intersectionality, classism, Black Lives Matter, colonialism, inequality, education. Available
Innovate & Execute Strategy Effectively
Harvard Business Review May 04, 2018 Tags: Business models, innovation, Leadership, Organizational culture Available
iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood - and what that means for the rest of us
Twenge September 4, 2018 Tags: useful for starting a conversation about how leaders can facilitate a culture in which faculty deliver an exceptional educational experience for students. Youth Engagement, Generational Differences Available
How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome
Chronicle of Higher Education February 2019 Tags: Higher Education, imposter syndrome, career, publishing, efficiency Available
How to Curate Your Digital Identity
Chronicle of Higher Educaton 2015 Tags: Higher Education, career, Dean, publishing Available
How to Be Human at Work - 6 volumes
Harvard Business Review Available
How Higher-Ed Leaders Derail: A Survival Guide for Leaders

Sanaghan & Lohndorf

May 7, 2018 Tags: Leadership, Higher Education, Professional Development, creativity, hierarchy, tradition. Available
Helping Faculty Find Work-Life Balance: The path toward family-friendly institutions

Maike Philipsen; Timothy Bostic Jossey-Bass (Publisher)

October 19, 2010 Tags: Available
HBR's 20-minute Manager - 10 volumes
Harvard Business Review May 05, 2015 Tags: Budgeting, Business writing, Managing up, Meetings, Presentations, Project Management, Time management Available
HBR's 10 Must Reads - 14 volumes
Harvard Business Review September 19, 2017 Tags: Change management, Communication, Emotional intelligence, innovation, Leadership, Leading teams, Organizational structure, Strategy Available
HBR Teams at Work: Giving Difficult Feedback

Harvard Business Review

June 28, 2016 Tags: Assessing performance, Coaching, Developing Employees, Difficult conversations, Giving feedback, Leadership Available
HBR Guides - 7 volumes
Harvard Business Review May 05, 2015 Tags: Budgeting, Business writing, Conflict Managing up, Presentations, Project Management, Time management Available
HBR Guide to Coaching Employees

Harvard Business Review

November 18, 2014 Tags: Business & Economics › Skills, Human Resources & Personnel Management, Leadership, Personal Success. Available
Happiness Advantage:

Achor [also SEE Achor's TED Talk]

September 14, 2011 Tags: Positive Psychology, Management, Personal Growth, Strategies & Tips Available
Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance


August 21, 2018 Tags: resilience, high achievers, tenacity, goals Checked Out
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
Collins October 16, 2001 Tags: companies, Management, Leadership, entrepreneurship, technology. Available
Getting to Yes with Yourself: And Other Worthy Opponents


January 10, 2015 Tags: Negotiation, Skills & Strategies, Professional Development Available
Getting Things Done: The art of stress-free productivity

David Allen

March 17, 2015 Tags: Time management, Self-management (Psychology), perception, stress, Learning. Checked Out
Gender Equity Project
Director- Virginia Valian Available
Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty

National Academies Press

July 18, 2010 Tags: Gender, Careers, tenure-track, Faculty, STEM, gender disparity, policies Available
Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life


May 21, 2013 Tags: Talents, self-fulfillment, passions, Education, Guide Available
Fierce Conversations: Achieveing Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at at Time


January 6, 2004 Tags: meaningful communication, strong emotions, colleagues Available
Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence
Andrea L. Beach, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Ann E. Austin, Jaclyn K. Rivard. October 26, 2016 Tags: Faculty Development, Institutional Issues, Organizational Priorities, Programming Available
Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education
Robert E. Cipriano
Jossey-Bass (Publisher)
August 16, 2011 Tags: Universities and Colleges, administration, Higher Education, Administration. Available
Emotional Intelligence 2.0


June 16, 2009 Tags: Careers, Emotional intelligence, Leadership, Social Awareness, Self-Management Available
Effective Leadership Communication: A guide for department chairs & deans for managing difficult situations and people.

Higgerson & Joyce

January 15, 2007 Tags: College administrators, Rating of College department heads, College personnel management, Communication in education and personnel management, Conflict management Deans, Higher Education, Oral communication, Administration. Available
Educated: A Memoir
Westover February 20, 2018 Tags: Autobiographical, Educational Accessibility, Wealth & Class Available
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Pink December 29, 2009 Tags: Rewards, Motivation, performance, work-satisfaction, mastery, techniques. Available
Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity
Allen July 1, 2010 Tags: Social Identities, Communication, Power Dynamics, organizations, Historical Analysis Available
Developing Academic Leaders
EAB Available
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Burnett & Evans September 20, 2016 Tags: Productivity, Career building, creativity Available
Departments that Work: Building & Sustaining Cultures of Excellence in Academic Programs


December 15, 2002 Tags: College Administration/Departments, Evaluation Methods, Workplace Development, Higher Education Available
Department Chairs and Deans
Chronicle of Higher Education Available
Department Chair Leadership Skills

Gmelch & Miskin

November 10, 2010 Tags: Higher Education, Leadership, College Administration, Skill-Building Available
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work


March 26, 2013 Tags: Business, decisions, opportunities, choices. Checked Out
Death by Meeting
Lencioni March 4, 2004 Tags: Business, Meetings, staff, problem solving. Available
Dealing with Dysfunctional Academic Departments

C. K. Gunsalus, Richard P. Wheeler and Ruth Watkins.

March 22, 2017 Tags: Available
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts


October 9, 2018 Tags: Leadership, learning, courage Checked Out
Cultural Proficiency: A manual for school leaders

Randall B. Lindsey,

September 10, 2018 Tags: Historical Bias, Education, Equity, Cultural Proficiency, Inclusive Environments Available
Cultivating Academic Leaders

Chronicle of Higher Education

March 2019 Tags: see printout description to add here Available
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High


September 7, 2011 Tags: Leadership, Interpersonal Dynamics, Workplace, Oral Skills, Management Checked Out
Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior.
Patterson & Grenny June 14, 2013 Tags: Workplace Environments, Interpersonal Dynamics, Accountability, Disgruntled Employees Available
Creating Work-Life Flexibility: A toolkit for chairs and deans
Boise State University September, 2012 Tags: Higher Education, Department Chairs, Deans, Evaluating Faculty, policies, Programs, work-family policies. Available
Creating a Family Friendly Department: Chairs and Deans Toolkit
Prepared by: Karie Frasch, Mary Ann Mason, Angy Stacy, Marc Goulden and Carol Hoffman. Updated on July 1, 2007 Tags: Chairs, Friendly Environment, policies, Recruitment, Faculty, Best Practices. Available
Communication Strategies for Managing Conflict


March 21, 2016 Tags: Available
Communication Fundamentals
Morrison & King Available
Career Flexibility at SCU: A Toolkit for Chairs and Deans
Santa Clara University Faculty Development Program September 10, 2009 (first published) August 25, 2015 (revised) Tags: Chairs, policies, best practices, discussions, career flexibility, work-life balance. Available
Beyond Bias & Barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press

2007 Tags: Behavioral and Social Sciences — Women and Minorities, Policy for Science and Technology, Education — Higher Education Available
Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People


May 2, 2006 Tags: Negotiation, Skills & Strategies, Professional Development, Assessments Available
Academic Leadership Day by Day: Small steps that lead to great success
Jeffrey Buller; Jossey-Bass September 16, 2010 Tags: Leadership, Department Chairs, Management, administration Available
A Practical Guide for Chairing the Department

Deryl R. Leaming

November 3, 2006 Tags: Developing a departmental vision, Working with constituents, Retaining students, Conflict management, Mentoring faculty, Post-tenure review. Available
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odysssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League


May 4, 1999 Tags: first-gen, mental health, self-care Available
A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools
Stylus October 28, 2016 Tags: Higher Education, challenges, scrutiny, revenues, administration, Skills, training. Available
A Framework for Understanding Poverty, 6th edition

Ruby Payne

November 1, 2018 Tags: poverty, class, Intersectionality Available
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Covey November 19, 2013 Tags: Business, Effectiveness, Organization, Personal Growth Available
10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness

Harvard Business Review

January 9, 2018 Tags: resilience, self-care Available
10 Must Reads for 2019

Chronicle of Higher Education


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