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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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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Leading Life Science – See something that no one ever sees.

Published on February 12, 2015

If you’re looking to take your research from bench to business, and you love the…

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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 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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3 Key Strategies to Hire The Best Technical Research Assistant

Published on March 13, 2014

Technical research assistants aren’t mindless protocol droids repeating experiments for you. They’re highly motivated and…

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