Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists, 2e

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Lab Dynamics is a unique guide to the interpersonal side of scientific research and management. The book provides practical solutions to some of the toughest problems that working scientists and science managers face daily problems for which most scientists are unprepared. Eleven thematically focused chapters show scientists how to communicate and interact more productively and how to develop and improve their management and leadership skills.

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Overview


Lab Dynamics is a unique guide to the interpersonal side of scientific research and management. The book provides practical solutions to some of the toughest problems that working scientists and science managers face daily problems for which most scientists are unprepared. Eleven thematically focused chapters show scientists how to communicate and interact more productively and how to develop and improve their management and leadership skills.

Every chapter from the first edition has been revised, updated and supplemented with new illustrations and graphics; many new case studies have been added to illustrate themes and techniques.

Two new chapters have been added and new sections have been added to Chapter 3, "Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation" and Chapter 7 "Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies", which now contains a section on Dealing with Difficult People.

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The information contained in this book should be required as a part of any scientific curriculum, particularly at the graduate levels, for students as well as laboratory directors and academic mentors.
- Microbe

An interesting book, by a scientist and a psychologist from USA, about techniques for managing staff and students in a research lab. Chapters 3, 4 and 6 are great, focusing on case studies of real lab events and how to respond... This book gives practical advice for "cures" and for prevention by managing actively in the first place!
- Microbiology Today

Lab Dynamics is a highly understandable and practical book that equips the reader with the basics for developing the requisite "soft skills" that can significantly enhance technical productivity and promote career satisfaction and advancement....

Whether they are in management or not, scientists at all stages of their careers will find Lab Dynamics a useful guide. Experienced leaders will find it a practical refresher in mastering their skills, whereas nonmanagement and early-career professionals will find it much more than a survival handbook.
- Clinical Chemistry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936113781
  • Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 People Who Do Science: Who They Are and Who They Can Be
2 The Mote in Your Own Eye: Manage Yourself First
3 Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation
4 A Herd of Cats: Managing Scientists
5 Team Meetings: Who's in Charge Here?
6 A Delicate Art: Manage Your Boss
7 Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies
8 The Slings and Arrows of Academe: Survive to Get What You Need
9 Science, Inc.: Make a Smooth Transition to Industry
10 Leading Science: Empathy Rules
11 Shape the Future of Science and Technology
Appendix: Resources
Index
About the Authors

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