How To Be an Academic Leader and Maintain Time For Yourself

Susan Dyer

Seventh grade English class and your assignment is to write a one pager about what you want to be when you grow up. Hmmm...sports writer, teacher, astronaut, video game …

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Simple Steps to Validating and Managing Others: A Bedtime Story

Julia Phillippi, PhD

You may be scoffing at finding time to read, but let’s face it, if you want to reach the next level you have to reach for it purposefully.

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Batman and Robin: Woes and Wins in Picking Collaborators

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Three real stories ranging from amazing boon to painful bust for an assistant professor. Thoughts on what it takes to make a great collaboration.

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Apps and Other Productivity-Boosting Technology

Rebecca Helton

FocusBooster harnesses the power of the Pomodoro Technique in an app.  (Don't know what the Pomodoro Technique is?  Check out our book review from earlier this week!) From Fast Company, …

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Sharing Data May Make It Less Accurate for All of Us

Rebecca Helton

Lots of you work with big data that gets ever bigger.  Here's something to chew on as you add more databases and studies to the pile. [Scientists are] finding that …

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Productivity Tip #4: Do You Put the PRO in Procrastination?

Rebecca Helton

Do You Put the PRO in Procrastination? Procrastination is closely related to impatience. Their kinship is based on our bias toward the present over the future. Both are examples of …

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Lessons in Leadership: Why You Should Read Colin Powell's It Worked For Me

The Edge for Scholars

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell offers leadership advice through storytelling in this collection of anecdotes and true tales.  Each short chapter derives a lesson from an incident encountered in …

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I Don't Think Team Means What You Think It Means

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Team work. Team building. Team meetings. There's a whole lot of team-themed language that's used in how we think about the folks we work with and the projects we develop. …

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Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink

Rebecca Helton

We are strong advocates of collaboration in innovation, and believe that the proper use of brainstorming techniques is a powerful tool in the collaborative approach. Over our many years of …

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It's All About Teamwork: William Wester

Rebecca Helton

If you talk to Bill Wester about his work, the first thing you hear will be how much he values the teams on his two major grants.  Due to the …

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