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 …

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Advice for My Graduating Students

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week one of my graduate students returned to the lab nest after seven long years away. I loved this student. I missed him when he left. He was kind …

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Speed Mentoring: Seven Steps to a Successful Session

The Edge for Scholars

Speed mentoring is a riff on speed dating that allows trainees & early career faculty to meet multiple mentors in a short time. We share all the details needed to host …

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Academic Reads: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

New York Times best selling author Mark Manson has some helpful advice for young academics. Brace yourself for a hilarious and swear ridden read about how to prioritize your life.

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Glam Journals Whiff Again with More Bad Mentoring and Career Advice

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

[View the story “Glam Journals Whiff Again: Nature Shares Advice from Neglectful Mentor” on Storify]

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Why We’ve Got it Good

Director of Toughness, Academic Survivor

From the Director of Toughness: Challenging, competitive career progression is the norm in highly-educated professions. We've got it good.

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What You Really Need from Mentors

Rebecca Helton, MA

Wisdom from senior mentors on what mentors and mentees need to do for a successful relationship.

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You Need Mentors - Noun, Plural

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Diversified mentoring is key. What to look for in a mentor panel and how to form one.

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Revising Your R01? There's Free Online Coaching for That, and You Should Get It.

The Edge for Scholars

The National Research Mentoring Network is accepting applications for their R01 Resubmissions Cohort 1, which targets researchers planning resubmissions in July 2017.  Cohort members will be matched with an experienced grant writer …

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Mensches, Mentors and Badasses: My Science Valentines

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

  Thank you, Hallmark, for your made up soul-crushing holiday that brings tears to middle school kids and single squirrels everywhere. On behalf of scientists,  I hereby reclaim your crappy …

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