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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You ARE an Impostor. Six Life Altering Steps to Fix That.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Impostor Syndrome. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s the nagging to overwhelming feeling that you are not as you seem. You’re an impersonator, imitator…you are …

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Spring Conference Season Essentials

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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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Five Tips to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone and Build Your Network

Rebecca Helton, MA

Networking. It’s one of those things we all know we should do, but for many people, it just doesn’t come naturally. From The Glass Hammer: Five Tips to …

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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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Why Am I Talking?

Motivated Mentor

Flashbacks to faculty gaffs from unfiltered comments. Use the "Why Am I Talking" (WAIT) Plan to be heard in the right ways at the right times.

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The Joke's on You

The Edge for Scholars

What makes a funny joke?  What makes a strong grant application?  Sometimes, the same things. In the video below, Jerry Seinfeld describes his joke-writing process and takes the viewer through …

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Who Are You Really Talking To?

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According to Morgan Giddings, creator of popular grant-writing resources and courses, you misunderstand the level at which you need to appeal to reviewers at study section.  While you may think …

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Productivity Tip #7: Reclaim Your Meeting

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How often do you hear a colleague say, “I’m so excited to attend today’s group meeting,” or a student remark, “How is it possible that my group meetings …

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Sunday Long Reads: Alternative Science Facts , Health Disparity Fixes and Winners!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Has everything gone to hell in a handbasket? Find out what's worth a second look this third week in January.

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