Many successful county Extension educators aspire to "higher" positions in administration, such as a county director, regional director, etc. However, such administrative roles likely have more complex duties related to managing people and teams than faculty have experienced in their program assignment. This article provides essential management concepts and techniques to help faculty gain perspective and build a foundation for success in transitioning to an administrative assignment. Best management practices are shared that can significantly improve administrators' leadership skills and the likelihood of success in managing faculty and staff to maintain a productive, positive, and supportive office environment.
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Godwin, D., Diem, K. G., & Maddy, D. J. (2011). Best Management Practices for a Successful Transition into an Administrative Role. The Journal of Extension, 49(4), Article 1. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss4/1