Developing Your Leadership Style
One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to developing your own personal style of leadership. A strong understanding of your personal strengths and aptitudes provides a good foundation. Another component requires a consideration of your administrative, scholarly, and personal goals and obligations. Your effectiveness and health depend on determining an appropriate balance between your administrative and scholarly work, as well as between your work and personal or familial obligations. Finally, most successful academic leaders also rely on a support network of peers who can provide a sounding board for new ideas or problem-solving strategies.