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Leadership and Management

Presentation Type

Interactive Workshop (105 minute solution-based workshop)

Abstract

Most training for department chairs is based on the assumption that the best leaders are extraverts: They have good social skills, love to keep an open-door policy, and are available 24/7. But a surprising percentage of academics, including many department chairs, are actually introverts. How can they become effective leaders? This workshop provides practical training.

Keywords

introverts extrovert extravert departmentchair academicleadership leadership leadershipstyle

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The Introvert's Guide to Chairing the Department

Most training for department chairs is based on the assumption that the best leaders are extraverts: They have good social skills, love to keep an open-door policy, and are available 24/7. But a surprising percentage of academics, including many department chairs, are actually introverts. How can they become effective leaders? This workshop provides practical training.