Seeing the Dark Side of #Worksmarter

Motivated Mentor

We cannot trap our staff and faculty in over commitment on a burnout treadmill and imply blame that they are not smart enough to do their work properly. Work smarter is starting to leave a bitter taste.

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Responding to Manuscript Reviews While Avoiding Cerebral Aneurysms

James West, PhD

A request for revisions is as good as acceptance - but only if you'll put aside your burning desire to see the wretches who did not appreciate your brilliance crushed for their impertinence.

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Conversion of a Social Media Skeptic

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Information is being propagated in important ways in online forums and social media. Sharing experiences and advice can enrich us all.

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Introverts Can Network, Too!

Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN

Do you consider yourself an introvert? Do you get anxious thinking about how to meet new colleagues? Check out these tips shared from a fellow introvert...

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Email: Do It Well

Julia Phillippi, PhD

Recently I picked up Send: Why People Email so Badly and How to Do It Better; it turned out to be very useful.

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The Power of Pause: How to be More Effective in a Demanding, 24/7 World

Pat Bird, MHSA, MA (Conflict Transformation)

Count to ten! Take a deep breath! But what next? The message in this book will be useful to you, whatever your role in working with others.

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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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Two Lifechanging Words: "Thank You" Instead of "I'm Sorry"

The Edge for Scholars

This is an amazing way to flip the script from making a mistake to creating a positive connection with another person.

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Spring Conference Season Essentials

The Edge for Scholars

The weather is finally warming up, and we’re now into spring conference season. Go prepared with this grab-bag of tips and tricks from across the web.

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Getting Evaluated - Time to Bite the Bullet and Ask If You're a Jerk

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Fighty Squirrel recently ran into one of her forest friends from another realm of the academic woodlands who has been serving on a fancy schmancy hiring committee. Asked how things …

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