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

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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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Safer Labs for Thea and Sheri: You Need a Lab Safety Reality Check

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Eakins-Coward (left) and Sangji (right) A recent explosion at the University of Hawaii science lab resulted in a 29-year-old visiting postdoctoral fellow losing her arm. Thea Eakins-Coward was working with …

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Myers Briggs Made Useful: Academic Edition

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Ask someone if they would take a personality test and they may first think of strange inkblots and probing questions about their childhood. Today's personality tests move far beyond the …

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Change Your Default Meeting Time

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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 …

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Productivity Tip #1: Have More Meetings (But Keep Them Short)

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Do your meetings take an hour to do what could've been accomplished in fifteen minutes?  Do you look with dread at the colorful blocks on your Outlook calendar telling you …

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The Greatest Course You'll Ever Teach

Rebecca Helton

What could I accomplish as an academic leader? Am I prepared for the role?  These questions confront each faculty member who considers becoming a director, chair or dean. Some may …

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Why Aren't You Delegating?

Rebecca Helton

You have way too much to do, you're buried in work, and it seems there's no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, you know …

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Meetings Are a Skill You Can Master, and Steve Jobs Taught Me How

Rebecca Helton

More brains don’t necessarily lead to better ideas. When it came to leading meetings, Jobs had no qualms about tossing the least necessary person out of the room. From …

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Don't Be a Power Hog: How Sharing Information, Time and Authority Makes You a Better Leader

Rebecca Helton

Being generous can mean sharing your feedback, your knowledge, and your credit with people--but most importantly, it can mean the difference between a good leader and a great one. From …

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The Cool Professor

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When I started my lab I had a very distinct idea of the type of PI I wanted to be. I had experienced some different styles and observed many others. …

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