What 3 traits do top team members possess? Beliefs.

Published on March 14, 2016

It becomes difficult to teach and train fixed mindset candidates. They can believe that their skills are inherent, or are they’re born with them. These types of mindsets are belief systems that cannot be changed extrinsically through punishment or rewards. It has to come from within. However, it can be cultivated, if you know what to listen for.

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Easily distracted? Want to get more done? Develop Deep work habits.

Published on February 8, 2016

Focus your efforts toward being mindful with your decisions on what to act upon. There are always going to be distractions and these distractions can derail the focus toward deep work. It is that deep work that’s important to really develop novel breakthroughs and innovative approaches to your work.

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Time Management is a Fallacy; Focus on Mental Energy.

Published on January 18, 2016

Your mental energy matters significantly, because knowledge work requires deep concentration and creativity. Many young research scientists struggle with time management, not only as a product of time, but that of mental energy. The cognitive load that one experiences can be tremendous, especially when it comes to intellectual focus and decision making. This is a critical resource that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The results can be catastrophic when we’re deciding whether to invest our time into completing a manuscript or completing another assay. Therefore, we need to make room to reserve our most critical thinking during times where we’re most refreshed and focused.

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4 ways to stave off the loneliness of leadership.

Published on March 30, 2015

Showing others new ways of looking at the world can create and nurture lasting relationships. These relationships will never leave you feeling lonely.

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LEADING LIFE SCIENCE – Bridging different disciplines is where some of the more interesting work gets done.

Published on March 6, 2015

Are you in industry and would like to return to academia? We have a treat…

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What’s Your Definition of a Life Science Leader?

Published on February 2, 2015

What would move you move out of your comfort zone? In 2007, I heard a…

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The Importance of Understanding Motivational Differences For Technicians

Published on January 26, 2015

Most science gets done by a few, motivated individuals. As a junior principal investigator, it’s your…

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How to manage departmental lab politics

Published on August 11, 2014

A young junior investigator, Xiaoming, just missed out on some choice internal training awards that…

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How to start all over…starting out at a new institute. Part 2

Published on August 4, 2014

Part 2 So, starting over is a difficult thing for anyone to do.  The one…

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