This survey-correlational research aimed at ascertaining the assertiveness, self-confidence, readiness for leadership role, and personal productivity among the department or division chairpersons in the tertiary level of colleges and universities in Iloilo City for school year 2003-2004. It further aimed at ascertaining the influence of the department chairpersons' assertiveness, self-confidence, and readiness for leadership role on their personal productivity. The simple random sampling method was employed in the selection of the participants of the study. Data-gathering instruments employed were the Assertiveness Test, the Self-Confidence Test, the Readiness for Leadership Role Test, and the Personal Productivity Test, and the Personal Productivity Test (Dubrin, 1996). Descriptive statistics employed were the means and standard deviations. Inferential statistics included the t-test for independent samples, the One-Way and the Two-Way Analysis of Variance and the Pearson's r set at .05 alpha level. Study results revealed that the academic department chairpersons in the colleges and universities in Iloilo City were generally "assertive", had "moderate degree" of self-confidence, had "high" readiness for leadership role and had "very desirable" personal productivity They differed significantly in their personal productivity when grouped according to their assertiveness level and their readiness for leadership role. Significant interactions effects were noted between the academic department chairpersons' assertiveness and self-confidence; between their assertiveness and readiness for leadership role; and between self-confidence and readiness for leadership role on their personal productivity. Finally, positive and significant correlations existed between the academic department chairpersons' assertiveness and readiness for leadership role; between their assertiveness and personal productivity; and between their readiness for leadership role and personal productivity.