Go go go...read The Progress Principle

The Edge for Scholars

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 daily progress among yourself, your coworkers, and your subordinates, leading to “virtuous loops” of small successes (that add up to big victories) and happier, more creative and […]

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Change Your Default Meeting Time

The Edge for Scholars

I’d like to make a modest proposal. We should stop scheduling meetings with zero time to go from one meeting to the next. Does this describe your life? You have a meeting scheduled from 9:00am to 10:00am. And then another meeting from 10:00am to 10:30am. You have left yourself exactly zero minutes to get from […]

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Shields Up: Being A Science Leader in Tough Times

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It's a new week in unbelievably challenging times. Labs need to work and papers need to be published. Finding importance in pipetting and grant writing is a struggle.

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Strong Performance

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Coach or scientist, the basics are basic.

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New Edge Conversation Underway

The Edge for Scholars

Our next selection is Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.

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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Benjamin Tingey

Are you a genius or a genius maker?

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Why I LOVE Quartzy and You Should Too…

Amy Palubinsky

You know all of those crazy excel files of chemicals and reagents and that ever-growing binder of MSDS sheets? Well that information can all be accessible to lab members with a quick login. Quartzy is an online lab management program that will get anyone’s attention whom has even the slightest bit of OCD or is […]

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So You Want to Be a Leader

Rebecca Helton, MA

“I could run this place better!” We’ve all said it about something. But what if you really could?

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10 Reasons to Use Trello for Any Size Team

Aimee Edgeworth

Use Trello as a virtual task-manager app that lets you coordinate tasks, timelines, and goals to get more done.

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