Go go go...read The Progress Principle

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Don’t let your lab’s fortunes sink like the Titanic, to borrow the opening simile from The Progress Principle.  Read this book instead and find out how to facilitate …

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Why You Should Read The Creative Habit

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So you’re not a dancer.  You’re not a musician.  You’re not an artist or a poet.  Why read this book?  Because you have ideas: ideas for new …

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Get Writing and Recapture Your Free Time with How to Write a Lot

Rebecca Helton, MA

Do you find your grant-writing intruding on time you’d rather spend with your family?  Did revisions to that last journal article ruin your vacation?  Then this book might be …

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The Achievement Habit for Science: Ladies, Don't Hold Back

Britney Lizama, B.S.

Sometimes highly competent people doubt themselves far too often. And too often, that doubt holds them back from succeeding.

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You're Never Going to Bounce Back, So Stop Trying: Academic Version

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m in midst of a fantastic read by Navy Seal Eric Greitens called Resilience. If you want your philosophy in the form of a solid gut punch from someone …

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Why you should read The Opposable Mind

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For fifteen years prior to this book’s publication, author Roger Martin studied successful leaders, interviewing more than fifty of them for up to eight hours at a time, trying …

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Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

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If you’re like your correspondent, the very word “networking” sends a trickle of terror down your spine.  Even the thought of mingling at a conference fills you with dread.  …

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Don't Delay (Or Do). Read Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Rebecca Helton, MA

Did you know that speakers who frequently pause for short periods are more persuasive than those who don’t?  Or that not lingering on a date that’s going well …

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

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Not sure what book to get for the academic in your life this holiday season? With the huge amount of literature available, it’s often hard to decide what material …

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Why You Should Read Drive

Rebecca Helton, MA

While it isn’t a quick fix, this is the book for anyone wanting to learn—or remind themselves—what really drives us all, so that with even a few …

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