Jedi mind tricks for academic jobs in general.
I like the, “Yes, but…” when it comes to service. Yes, I will do this service thing, but I have to stop doing this other thing.
Staying out of fights about molehills is another one.
If you want to get something done at a faculty meeting, talking to people one-on-one before the faculty meeting to get them on board.
If you’re running a meeting, make sure you have an agenda. Also start the meeting on time even if only one other person is there. Once you have a reputation for this, people stop wandering in late as much.
Grumpy Academics, what are your jedi mind tricks for academic jobs in general?