I may have just stumbled across the best resource for academics ever. Built by academics for other academics. The one piece of advice I noted in a recent thread I read was to "avoid toxic threads." Academics are good at arguing their points, and relatively bad at thinking at the meta-level about where they want the conversation to go.
I've read The Chronicle, but definitely hadn't even notice the forums before. I found this by searching for some input in the tenure process.
The particular thread I read was about encouragement, specifically, where do you get yours in a work culture where criticism is praise? The whole thread is worth reading: http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,88480.0.html
Also came across these in my search: