A Guide to Managing Research Teams

Timothy Hohman, PhD

Our ability to effectively manage a team, which often is not taught in academic medicine, is critical to the success of our careers.

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Small Wins for Sustained Success: The Progress Principle

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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 …

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10 Takeaways for Managing Undergraduate Research Assistants

Helen Bird

With guidance, undergrads can be reliable, competent and self-motivated young scientists who are an integral part of your research team.

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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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Build a Great Team: Help Your Staff Help You

Rebecca Helton, MA

Your staff is here to help you succeed. Use their talents well.

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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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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 …

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Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

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Here's what's been flying off the shelves of our "analog library" of career development books.

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Navigating Academic Relationships

Stacey Satchell, PCC, MSEd, MA

The bedrock of any good relationship – whether academic or otherwise – is clear communication and aligning expectations.

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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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